Jasper House Bungalows
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJasper House Bungalows Jasper National Park
Basic but cabinny. They have a self contained kitchen and small lounge. The rooms overlook the river. We did not see any wildlife while we were there but we did not spend very long in the room either. Good to have a Laundromat, phone and restaurant on site as it is a bit out of town.
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... breakfast, I went on a tour to Maligne Canyon and Lake. Maligne is French for "evil". As we were stopped and standing outside the bus at the start of the lake listening to our guide, a mother bear and her two cubs came down about 70 metres away to the dandelion patch between us and the lake. Bears love dandelions and need plenty of fibre when they come out of hibernation. She didn't worry about our being there. They are ...
... the parking without encountering any more wildlife.
We drove to another parking next to historic Maligne Lake Chalet and had some hot food in there. Then we walked another loop named after Mary Shaffer, an early explorer of Rocky Mountains. During the second hike we only encountered a bunch of red squirrels and a ton of mushrooms.
Then we drove back to Medicine Lake, found a trailhead near it ...
... and framed to hang on the wall in their home -- a photo that connects to them in some meaningful way.
In pursuit of that one outstanding photo each day Julie and I have walked a lot of trails with us both engaged in gibberish just so we're making noise to alert any bears in the area. I've walked through marshes, scrambled down steep paths, and rock hopped to get to what I thought was an ideal ...
... the ubiquitous RVs and logging trucks.
The road was not the only thing taking advantage of the plain. We saw trains travelling along the trans-Canadian railway bedside us. These huge trains are nothing like our little English ones. The engines are massive. We thought the engine was like Hank from Thomas! Engines pull great long freight containers. Paddy could not resist racing the train whenever we saw ...
... a "scream" He made the commentary extremely interesting while we were negotiating the rapids, trying to avoid being wet with the 4 deg C (bloody cold) water.
Traversed down the river with no one falling in (thank god).
The scenery was spectacular. I know we are using that word frequently, but it really is and cannot find other words to adequately describe it !