The Canadian Rockies mountain range spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. With jagged, ice-capped peaks, including 3,954m Mt. Robson, it’s a region of dramatic wilderness, alpine lakes, diverse wildlife and many outdoor recreation sites. National parks include Yoho, home to Takakkaw waterfall, dropping a sheer 302m, Jasper, famed for its Athabasca Glacier, and Banff, site of glacier-fed Lake Louise.
My husband and I have lived most of our married life in Alberta, and every time we take a trip through the Canadian Rockies we are blown away by the beauty and majesty of it all.
This trip was a late 40th wedding anniversary celebration (we’re almost at 41 now), and it was pretty memorable.
We left early on September 4th, headed to Jasper National Park, where we stayed for two nights at Becker’s Roaring River Chalets, just off the Icefields Parkway and adjacent to the Athabasca River.
The chalets were warm, comfortable, and clean. The food in the dining room was pure deliciousness … and I know good food!
We were in for a bit of a surprise when we discovered the Tour of Alberta was scheduled to go right past our chalets!
We waited …
… and waited …
… finally they appeared … and we were just mere metres from the riders!
It was quite the exhilarating sight … they were escorted by countless RCMP vehicles, event organizers, and marshals …
… 30 seconds later, they were gone!
what a blast!
OK … wait … don’t go! Check out the Tour of Alberta, Rocky Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep Style:
See Maligne Canyon for Part II.