Travel Blogs from Jasper
Arrived in Jasper after another busy day Touring. Seen signs on the road to look out for Moose and Caribou. Still looking. Some Elk were seen in front of our hotel, whilst we were out having dinner... A KitKat moment. Our first stop was at Lake Louise. It was lovely, wet, and cold, but the colour is better on a dull day. So our guide said. We set …
There is nothing to beat it for breathtaking views - travelling along the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper.
The mountain range was breathtaking and each peak seemed to contain its own glacier. To top this off, we went onto the Athabasca Glacier which is part of the Columbia Icefield. We drank the melted glacier icewater and …
... That is no longer the case and all the glaciers are slowly receding. Bow Glacier Num-Ti-Jah Lodge at Bow Lake Bow Summit and Peyto Lake Viewpoint. 2088 mtrs above seal level, we did a short walk to a view of the beautiful turquoise Peyto Lake. Waterfowl Lake and Mt Chephran together with the Snowbird Glacier Pass over the Saskatchewan River Crossing and stop briefly at the Crossing Village. Just before we pass over the Crossing is ...
... softer limestone below carving out a short unusually shaped gorge. The water was a stunning blue colour that was hard to take your eyes off.
Sadly the drive had to come to an end in Jasper. As we drove into the small town, Gordon was quick to sight some caribou, yelling "cabooses!" (caribou-moose), grazing on the train tracks beside the town. After checking these out we settled into hotel before heading to the hotel restaurant for some ...
... I had been told that if we had to turn back early we would still appreciate the extra views gained with every 100m. It was true. We were so lucky that the weather was good enough on the one day we were here to allow us to get to the top.
The views from the top of the tramway were great. From the top of the mountain the 360 degree views were magnificent …. See the photos. We may have posted heaps, but we took many more and a video. We celebrated back at the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking