Before driving back across the border, we explored the Akamina Parkway (a grand title for a narrow, twisty two-lane road) to Cameron and Akamina Lakes. The clouds were low, making for some moody shots of both lakes.
Starting the day in Banff at Touloulou’s Louisiana breakfast restaurant, we tried their “hearty breakfasts”, aptly named, everything covered in hollandaise sauce!
Driving 150 miles down to Waterton Glacier NP. Pretty rolling fall country. Crosswinds gusting to 50 MPH, made for pretty interesting driving. One truck and travel trailer combo we saw was pushed clear off the road.
Driving in a light rain to Peyto Lake and Lake Louise
Jasper National Park is chock full of unexpectedly beautiful vistas. Around every turn, it seems, we find a new opportunity for exclamations of “Oh, my god, look at that!” In addition, abundant wildlife viewing opportunities (today, including Bighorn Sheep, elk and moose) remind us that we are truly in the wild.
Todays destinations included, Medicine Lake, Lake Maligne and Miette Hot Springs, where we soaked in the 104 degree waters (outside air temp being 46 degrees!), ate a home cooked Greek dinner At our innkeeper’s restaurant where we rented a small bungalow cabin for the night.
The drive from Wells Gray Provincial Park to Jasper National Park is spectacular! Densely treed ridges give way to rugged snow topped mountains with new vistas presenting at every turn of the road.
Great visit to the Northern Lite factory – an informative tour of the production process, a few minor repairs and an opportunity to meet the staff and the owner! A truly professional organization striving for excellence in their field.
After our factory tour, onward along the North Thompson River to Wells Gray Provincial Park – 30 miles off the beaten track in the mountains of British Columbia. A cold night dropping to xx, but snug and warm in our camper.