Photographer Wally Kanak, formerly of Prince George, makes frequent treks to parks throughout the country. He documents his love of travel and hiking these parks with photographs sure to inspire feet to wander. The photographs in this exhibit are drawn from visits to more than seventeen National Parks between 2010 and 2015. Roam will exhibit in Prince George and Hopewell in February.
“National Parks have lured me to their entrances for many years. Starting in 2010 I have taken a three to five week photo trip to Rockies and beyond … driving more than twenty-five thousand miles. 2015 was no exception. My travels started in June from my home in Michigan with stops in North Dakota, Montana and Canada. Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota for two days began my photo adventure. Then it was off to Montana’s beautiful Glacier National Park for four days of hiking and photography. My next stop was Calgary, Canada … for seven days of the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies, traveling along Banff National Park with frequent stops to view glaciers and waterfalls. As I continued my trip … I stopped at the famed Prince of Wales Hotel … This iconic hotel built in 1927 overlooks Waterton Lakes National Park (which) combines with the U.S. Montana’s Glacier National Park creating the only International Peace Park. Travel (at Glacier National Park) featured the famous Going To The Sun Road which crosses the park some 6000 feet above sea level. … All in all, I spent 28 fun-filled days and drove over 6000 miles before returning home… Once there I had time to view photos, reflect on some of the beauty our country and Canada has to offer and to be thankful for the opportunity to once again travel.” – Wally Kanak