The Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

THIS was a drive of a lifetime from Banff to Jasper.  The Columbia Icefields Parkway was filled with the most breathtaking sights from pristine mountain lakes to ancient glaciers and infinite flora and fauna.  I would have to say that this unique 180 mile stretch from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park  is essentially…

Moraine Lake

Cyrus and I decided we love this lake even more than beautiful Lake Louise This is Buddha and his friends up on the rock. Cyrus thought they were picture worthy…and I found this photo funny enough to share in my blog.

Banff proper and The Fairmont Banff Springs

Thanks Ed for the really nice dinner out in Banff this night!  I love this amazing castle hotel with the medieval motif. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel First Presbyterian Church of Canada

We had a very moose night…

We went out most evenings at dusk to do wildlife viewings and finally saw a moose or two! Moose and deer: living in harmony I think she spotted me!

Paramount Pictures Mountain?

We stopped to snap some photos of little Wild Goose Island again but this time with a different point of view.  We were told that this is the mountain from Paramount Pictures  logo…so we all got our pictures taken with it.

Prince of Wales Hotel- Waterton, Canada

Our first place to visit after crossing the Canadian border! What a great first impression of this country…actually looks almost as I had always imagined. Look closely at the silhouettes of the tiered silver platters, and you can make out some people being served the traditional (and quite expensive) English “high tea time” among the…