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This was a good location for enjoying the downtown area but the rooms were tiny and the facility was old.
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After a quiet day driving through the Rocky Mountain countryside fixing Rick's glasses at Hinton, popping into Miette hot springs for a glimpse of some very tame big horn sheep it was time on Tuesday for some more awe inspiring scenery. Mt Edith Cavell has amazingly steep sides encompassing the Angel glacier. The typically glacial blue Cavell pond at the base still had ice floating in it. The climb up through the wildflower strewn meadows ( bear country but ...
... the huge berry scone and choc chip cookie weren’t bad either!
We decided that we needed to do something active post-lunch, so the plan was to hire a kayak and spend an hour on the lake. Alas our plans were stymied when the young girl looking after the boats told us there was a waiting list, but couldn't then exactly tell us when the boats would be due back… Feeling bemused for the second time that day, we chose instead to ...
... Station was build in 1925. Parks Canada acquired the Station in the 1990's and undertook major renovations to preserve the building. The railways were responsible for the opening up of this area of Canada. Jasper is believed to have been established in 1801 by Jasper Hawes, who built a supply depot on the Athabasca River for North West Company fur traders and explorers working in the region. Fur trading declined after 1850 and there were few ...
... get a drink served soon? Not too long to wait. The first sitting people went down for lunch and those of us remaining were given a very nice selection of Canadian cheese and biscuits accompanied (of course!) by some lovely Canadian wine, Cab Sav for us. We had a nice scenic moment crossing the Thompson river before continuing on through the trees. The river was always by our side, fast moving and white topped as it has been all the way. ...
... very cool.
AND TODAY WAS ANIMAL DAY.......and did we see some really cool animals. Our Tour Guide saw a wolf just after we left Lake Louise but unfortunately it was moving too fast. She said in the 8 years she has been doing these tours that was the first one she had seen........Then just before we got the the Glacier there was a Black Wolf on the side of the road. Of course our driver did what all good coach drivers do and stopped the bus. The wolf kept walking ...