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Travel Blogs from Hinton
Saturday, July 19th – Hinton, AB – Day 12 of Caravan
We took advantage of a "free day" to do much needed laundry and housekeeping. Dex is modifying our shower so the hose will reach low enough that we can bathe Maggie in it.
It was interesting shopping in a Canadian Walmart/Target type store (although there was a real Walmart in Hinton). I found some interesting signs.
We all gathered in ...
... Explorer" tour out onto the Athabasca Glacier. The specially designed Ice Explorer vehicles are huge and cost about 1.2 million each and they have 23 of them. After the glacier we took the bus up to the Skywalk. The Skywalk was recently completed and well done with an audio tour device included. I will give the Columbia Center and tours three thumbs up and a flaming 7.
Coming up is ...
... to the car and cooked Pancakes for dinner in the car park. When we had finished eating we meet this friendly Canadian chap who ended up standing and talking to us for nearly an hour!! At 10pm we drove to Macaz to get the Internet and tried these yummy as blueberry pies $1.40 for 2. Had a long chat with Sarah's family until we got kicked out at midnight because they were closed. Haha whoops! Our bads.. Parked up in Wallmart for a much needed ...
This morning the bus climbs and turns and climbs as we travel up through Jasper National Park, spotting waterfalls and glimpses of over 5 glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. At the Columbia Ice Field we learn about the geography of all the different glaciers that surround us. We climb aboard a special explorer bus that takes us straight down an incline and ...
So we hit the road from lake Louise and onto the famous icefields parkway. Due to the name I kind of thought there would be plenty more ice than what there was at driving level, but apparently not! Along the way we saw plenty of more beautiful scenery including hector lake, bow lake, snowbird glacier, bow glacier the beautiful weeping wall and Saskatchewan glacier all before we arrived at icefield centre and the Columbia icefield glacier experience. We ...
Other places to stay in Hinton
393 Gregg Avenue, Hinton | 3 star hotelfrom $133
462 Smith St, Hinton | 2 star hotelfrom $160
571 Gregg Avenue, Hinton | 2 star hotelfrom $87
678 Carmichael Lane, Hinton | 2 star hotelfrom $99
828 Carmichael Lane, Hinton | Hotelfrom $116
284 Smith Street, Hinton | 1 star hotelfrom $108
358 Smith St, Hinton | 2 star hotelfrom $85
500 Smith St, Hinton | 1 star hotelfrom $110
595 Gregg Ave, Hinton | Hotelfrom $68
386 Smith St., Hinton | Hotelfrom $107
149 Woodley Drive, Hinton | Hotelfrom $90