The Road to Jasper
Jasper is a wonderland that I consider heaven. As we ventured towards the National Park, we made some stops along way…
My pal Debbie + I awoke early early + left Canmore lickety split! We headed northwest towards Jasper National Park! Neither of us had been there before. I was really anticipating the trip. Anytime I mentioned my trip to Jasper to a local, they would get a faraway look in their eyes…
and say…”Jasper is what Banff was 40 years ago. Sigh!”. I’m not kidding EVERYONE said it! Banff is really overcrowded + can be crazy congested, so I couldn’t wait to find out what everyone was talking about!!!
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, 16 rooms, a general store, gifts + restaurant! My brother + sister-in-law were married at Bow Lake! Dreamy!
Just kidding! They were so cute taking pictures of squirrels! But seriously, travel early to beat the tour buses!!! We were outta there!
If you look closely, you can see the rock flour deposits that I mentioned in my last post, giving the lake it’s bright turquoise color!
When entering Jasper National Park, there are ranger stations where we were stopped, + payed for entry. The ranger asked for my Native Card. Huh? Debbie was laughing her a** off. The ranger thought I was of First Nations heritage! OMG.
On to the Icefields Parkway!!! It’s a nice stop to stretch your legs, but it was too crowded for us – look at the parking lot! Speaking of global warming, Athabasca Glacier used to fan out, covering where the parking lot is today.
I am really milking this trip because there’s too many pictures + too much to tell you guys!!! So there will be more Jasper, keep on reading!!!