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... and it’s history has been shaped with conservation and development interests, first established in 1885 after hot springs were discovered, a small area was set aside for the hot springs, and later expanded to include Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield that we were heading for. The Canadian Pacific Railway built the famous Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise, attracting wealthy tourists at first and to increase the number of rail ...
... and other attractions, I'm glad I could not get a reservation. On the way back, I did encounter a small herd of Rocky Mtn sheep, unfortunately one tourist insisted on walking within 10 ft and pestering them, which I found a bit irritating.
I'm seeing more wildlife, but am still longing for a wolf, caribou or grizzly (not too close) before I get home.
... track which rises 370 metres to the base of the peak which is 3 363 metres above sea level. The peak disappeared into the clouds when we were there, but on a clear day it can easily be seen from the town of Jasper.
This mountain is named after a Canadian World War I nurse, executed in 1916 by the Germans for assisting wounded allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium.
As we ...
... perfect photos. This guy stayed on the falls for at least 20mins if not more. There were some people who were throwing pebbles at him trying to get his attention to ask him to move. We really wished a ranger could have been present but it seems that the presence of rangers at sites without visitors centres was rare. Thankfully we got some pictures before this inconsiderate man arrived and so we could explore the lower part of the falls once he began polluting the scenery. The milky ...
... But we also didn't want to get in the way of an agitated bear... So we continued in the direction we were going. It was starting to get late and we still had a long way to go before we got back to camp, so we took a trail exit that headed back to town. On the trail we stumbled across a black bear... Almost stumbled right into it. FINALLY!! Jase saw it just in time as it was about to cross the trail we were on. We backed up a bit. It didn't seem scared of us at all. Luckily. ...
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