Category Archives: Canadian Rockies vacation

Last hike in the Canadian Rockies – a mini one at that

After enjoying breakfast in the Bow Valley dining area, the Adventurers packed up and hit the road. On the way out of Banff, they did a short hike called the Fenlands loop. They could see where there had been snow … Continue reading

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Hiking up to the two waterfalls in Johnston Canyon

The Adventurers hiked this morning to what is described as the most popular hike in Banff National Park. It takes visitors up a trail and along a catwalk to two falls in Johnston Canyon. While it was a bit of … Continue reading

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Rainy day in Jasper changes plans but upside is afternoon in Banff

The Adventurers awoke this morning to rain, the first that they’d had on this trip. As cold as the snow was early on their journey, rain presents its own challenge because, well, it’s wet. They’d planned to do a hike … Continue reading

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Day spent on the waters surrounding Jasper

The Adventurers decided today would be a water day, giving their hiking feet a rest. First up was an hour paddle on their own “private” lake adjacent to the Patricia Lake Bungalows where they were staying on the only log … Continue reading

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Day of wow scenery everywhere they looked – and a bull elk sighting (finally!)

The Adventurers started the day with a pre-breakfast hikeĀ from their log cabin at Patricia Lake Bungalows in Jasper, first along the lake itself and then along Cottonwood Slough where they spotted the first Fall color of the trip. It was … Continue reading

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Finding out where all the glacier water goes with a stop at Athabasca Falls

Today’s final destination was Jasper (where they took a stroll around town) but like many other sightseers they stopped for the short hike to viewing platforms over the Athabasca Falls and River. TheĀ Falls are known for the force of the … Continue reading

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Return trip to the Columbia Icefields with a dawn walk to the Athabasca Glacier

When the Adventurers arrived at the Columbia Icefields Center, which is about halfway between the towns of Banff and Jasper, yesterday afternoon, they looked at the throngs of people being herded like cattle for a trip up the Athabasca Glacier … Continue reading

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