|At the end of Moraine Lake|
|Another view, unobstructed by tourists and logs|
There was a canoe rental place at Moraine Lake so we invested an outrageous sum for a rental. Well worth it.
After our canoe trip, we headed up the Icefields Parkway towards Jasper. Our first stop was at Peyto Lake.
Next stop was Athabasca Glacier, which is the most accessible glacier on the parkway. You can walk on the glacier and also ride a special bus on it. Since we walked on the glacier on our 1990 trip and also took a glacier hike in Iceland last year, we settled for just taking in the view.
|Note the bus in the distance and the people in the foreground|
Below are a couple of shots from our trip in 1990 during the rain. You can see why we found it necessary to come back.
Eventually we made it to Jasper (which is actually named after a man named Jasper, and not the rock), where we spent the night.
25 July 2013
Today we visited Pyramid Lake, near Jasper, and then drove back down the Icefields Parkway to see a few sights we had missed the previous way. We then drove back to Jasper and east to Edmonton.
|Mt. Edith Cavell|
|Angel Glacier, on Mt. Edith Cavell|
Finally, we headed back up to Jasper, and east for about 4 hours to Edmonton, where we ate dinner and collapsed into bed.
|Exiting the east side of Jasper National Park|
|One of our few animal sightings|
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