It seems the weather man was right.

Winter lashed out at the Rockies with icy blasts and piles and piles of snow.

While in many other parts of the country, where spring was welcomed with great fanfare earlier this month, little had changed in the Alberta mountain parks.

Spring arrived to the western regions of the province but in name only.

A compilation of March 2013 photos from Banff, Jasper and Waterton Lakes National Parks, quickly show that this year, the colours of spring in those areas only come in shade blue and white.

Click through the gallery below to see what March was like in the Alberta Rocky Mountains.

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  • Banff National Park

    Sunset in Banff National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

    One rare sight. Bald eagle in Waterton Lakes National Park.

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

    Prince Of Wales Hotel

  • Bow River Banff Cracking Ice

    Banff National Park

  • Banff National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Banff National Park

    (@devil_bunny)

  • Jasper National Park

  • Jasper National Park

  • Rundle Mountain Banff Alberta Canada

    Banff National Park

  • Banff National Park

    Twilight in Banff National Park.

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

    Wild about spring...

  • Lynx Kitten

    Banff National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Banff National Park

    Dressed to impress...

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Jasper National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Banff National Park

    A before and after... so to speak.

  • Banff National Park

    And this is the winter that led to the current spring.

  • Banff National Park

    What it looked like back in January.

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