Sometimes it only takes a visitor to remind us not to take the Canadian Rockies for granted.
Loup Foussereau backpacked his way through the mountain range last month, and created a short film of his travels "just because."
The footage is absolutely ethereal. (Watch above.)
"It was extremely impressive. What's amazing is the mix of natural landscapes and wildlife. There's amazing mountains, amazing lakes, amazing glaciers, and great rare animals," said Foussereau, who is originally from France and now lives in Montreal, in an interview.
"You can walk on the glacier, then walk a few metres from a grizzly... It's incredible."
Foussereau's video showcases parts of the provincial parks in Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson in B.C., as well as Banff and Jasper in Alberta.
He also included Calgary, Vancouver, and the B.C. town of Golden towards the end.
"I just wanted to live a great adventure — and I did!"