This time of year makes for some magical photos around the Kootenays. This is the Brilliant Dam and Generating Stations on the Kootenay River taken from HWY 3A just outside of Castlegar on the road to Nelson, BC.
We often stop here with the kids to watch the memorizing flow of water over the spillway. When Mom and Dad are both Civil Engineers, it is highly likely that children will be subjected to an impromptu home-school lesson on hydro-electric power generation, gravity, potential energy, concrete construction techniques or any other dam related topic. Yes, I am an engineer.