It was another warm, sunny day so David and I decided to drive to a couple of famous waterfalls along the Icefields Parkway. On the way to the first set of falls, we saw a “Bear Jam.” A “Bear Jam” occurs when a bear is spotted and a bunch of vehicles stop along the side … Continue reading One River, Two Waterfalls, and Three Bears
There are two fantastic glacial lakes within an hour’s drive of Jasper. Medicine Lake is about 12 miles south of Jasper and Maligne Lake is about 27 miles south of Jasper on the same highway. The drive to both of these lakes is spectacular and there are outstanding views along the way. Also, on this … Continue reading Alpine Lake Adventure
The Jasper Skytram is the highest and longest aerial tramway in Canada and it is just up the road from the Whistlers Campground. Built in 1964, the tram soars to 7,470 ft. above sea level to the top of Whistlers Mountain. Traveling at 1,673 ft. per minute, you arrive at the top in 7.5 minutes. … Continue reading Up, Up, and Away!
There are a number of lovely glacial lakes within a few minutes-drive of the town’s center. After talking to the ranger in the Information Center in Jasper, David and I decided to go visit several of them one day. We went to Pyramid, Patricia, and Beauvert Lakes. Pyramid Lake is in the shadow of Pyramid … Continue reading A Trio of Stunning Lakes
Jasper is a small town that sees almost two million tourists each year. It is like Banff but on a much smaller scale. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and you can literally walk to numerous trails from the town itself. There is also the large Athabasca River that runs beside the town. There is … Continue reading Jasper and Whistlers Campground
We have headed north from Kalispell, MT to Jasper, AB one of the “bucket list” places we have been wanting to visit for a long time. Our time in Kalispell was spent with a full list of tasks each day. We needed to get the trailer tire repaired, rotate the Silver Fox tires, do laundry, … Continue reading North to Canada