Rockies: Jasper

The 9th day our of wilderness adventure took us into Jasper and should of included 2 nights at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel… that plan changed however when we arrived at the hostel to the news that there had been a grizzly bear sighting that morning. As self-confessed whimps we were feeling the bear fear far […]

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Rockies: Athabasca Falls

After the Athabasca Glacier we continued on the road to Athabasca Falls. The falls are part of the Athabasca river which is fed by the glaciers of the Columbia Ice Field. Like many of the stops in the Rockies the falls suffers from being over touristy but once you get out the the car park […]

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Rockies: Parkers Ridge

After a comfortable, but slightly scary night in the wilderness hostel we hit the road (day 8) – making a quick detour for breakfast and indoor plumbing – and set off towards Mount. Edith and our next nights accommodation. On the recommendation of fellow Rampart Creek guests we decided to tackle the Parkers Ridge hike […]

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Rockies: Moraine Lake

Just a short drive (15-20 minutes) from Lake Louise is Moraine Lake. Moraine Lake, although not as large as Lake Louise, is equally stunning and well worth a visit. When you pull into the car park and start heading towards the Lake it’s hard to see what all the fuss is about but don’t be […]

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Rockies: Lake Louise

After a brief stop at Lake Minnewanka we headed on to Lake Louise – our home for the next 2 nights. We arrived at the hostel in the early afternoon and settled in. The hostel was really nice with great communal areas and a large kitchen. Lake Louise “town centre” consists of a small collection […]

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Rockies: Banff

After a couple of nights relaxing in Shuswap we made our way into Banff National Park and our first major stop on our road trip. We spent the day slowly meandering towards Banff stopping at all the view points on the way and taking in the amazing views. If you’re planning to do the Rockies […]

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