Canada, eh? Four days in Jasper

When we arrive in a new town, we typically visit the visitors’ welcome center.  There, we are advised which campgrounds have openings (many of them in Banff and Jasper were at full capacity each night, despite tourist season being “over”); we also get hiking advice and trail maps. Our stay in Jasper was initially planned … Continue reading

Canada, eh? The Icefields Parkway

Upon leaving Banff, Eric and I continued north along the Icefields Parkway.  We opted to take this scenic route north through the Canadian Rockies while it was still open for the summer season.  Many places in Canada and Alaska close for “winter” in mid-September, and the Parkway is one of them. There is nothing that … Continue reading