Blogs from Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, North America - page 11


North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park June 13th 2008

Lately in the mornings I've been going for bike rides by myself - I don't start work till 10, and it's so nice to get out on my bike all by myself and see the park. It's so good for the soul! I'm out by myself, and surrounded by beautiful mountains and's a really great way to start the day and to make sure that I keep appreciating where we are. There's something really peaceful about it, my bike is completely silent, so I can hear the birds calling and the wind in the trees (and my painfully laboured breathing up the big hills). I can stop where I want, and sometimes I just look out at the mountains and think how lucky I am to be here. This morning I decided to ride out ... read more
Changing weather
Cottonwood Slough

We are finding the pace of the travel a little fast, we are getting into our destinations at about 4 pm and leaving again by 8.30. We are used to stopping for a while and really seening a place. I think most of the people on the tour would have liked a couple of days in Jasper. On our way to Jasper we travelled through beautiful scenery again in our coach. Through the spectacular icefields parkway, claimed the most beautiful road in the world. We stopped at the Columbia Icefield for a unique and exciting ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer onto the athabasca Glacier. We got out and walked on the Glacier the ice we were walking on was the depth of the Eiffel Tower. We stayed in a beautiful lodge right on the ... read more
Ice Explorer
Columbia Ice Field

North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park April 21st 2008

Hello! Just when you think it is spring to stay, winter grabs you with another wallop! No matter how snowy and cold it has been, the mountains in Jasper and Banff were still spectacular as ever! We heard that the bears are now out of hibernation over here. So we've carried our bear spray with us on a walk in Jasper. We saw some prints, but they ended up being wolf prints in the fresh big wolf! The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff was very picturesque and our last 20 km was very icy. Captain Dave drove nice and slow and we made it safely into Banff. The other drivers, however, were rather reckless and chose the path of speed, ending up in the snow bank and ditches. I think they may have close ... read more
Misty Mountain in Jasper
big wolf print!
Pyramid Mountain

North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park December 30th 2007

Our first white Christmas! Even though I've been brought up with Christmas in the summer time, I was really looking forward to a 'traditional' Christmas, with snow and turkey and eggnog and all those other Christmas traditions you see on TV and on Christmas cards. And Christmas in Jasper didn't disappoint! We were a little sad not to be with our families, but very excited to be spending our first Christmas as Mr and Mrs Heather in such a magical place. We woke up to the sounds of children upstairs opening their presents (lots of running around and woo-hoos). The lovely landlady upstairs had given us a little christmas tree with lights, and we bought ourselves our first christmas ornament which we put on the tree. We exchanged our gifts and then went to find a ... read more
Old Fort Point
Pyramid and Athabasca River
The walk to JPL

North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park December 20th 2007

Yep, dreams can really come true. This last year has been so amazing for Jamie and I, and it has culminated in us finally arriving in Jasper. Jamie first came to Jasper in 2001, when he worked for the summer at the Jasper Tramway, and he loved it so much that he came back the next year, and that's when we met. The next year, we came back for a holiday, and soon after that we decided that we wanted to try and live in Jasper. We applied for residency in 2004. It took us almost a year to get all our papers together (it's a very lengthy process) and then it was just a matter of waiting. After almost 4 years, we finally got the news that our application was successful. And now we're here! ... read more
The view from town
More mountains

North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park September 14th 2007

With only a few days to prepare, Alan and I unpack from our photographic journey on the Oregon Coast and re-pack for a gourmet food and wine weekend at Jasper Lake Lodge in Canada. What a switch! We’re going from rugged adventure to luxury eating and drinking. Alan and I fly to Edmonton on Wednesday, where our friends, Hank and Lorraine, introduce us to their city. With its parks and walking trails along the river, it reminds me of Adelaide, Australia. And, although Edmonton is about the same size as Tucson, it seems much more cosmopolitan with a dynamic city center. On Friday, Hank drives us to Jasper Park for a weekend sponsored by the Edmonton chapter of Le Chaine des Rotisseurs, a worldwide group of professional chefs and gourmands. The route through the park includes ... read more
All decked out for the gala dinner
Two tennis friends having fun
A veiw from our "secret destination"

North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park August 15th 2007

It was a long drive from Banff to the Columbia Icefield, but well worth it. The road there, known as the Icefield Parkway, has some absolutely stunning scenery. The constant trail of RV4RENT’s clients gave us plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, but that didn’t stop them from winding us up. It was tempting to stop at every view point, lake or trail that we came across, but we decided to drive there without stopping and then use the return journey for the continuous stop-offs. Once we got to the icefield it was clear that we had hit a major tourist trap - coaches, cars and camper vans everywhere. We got our tickets for the drive on the glacier, which was about an hour and a half later, and had a look round the visitors’ ... read more
Columbia Icefield
Lake Peyto
Bow Lake

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