Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Rockies 3

Our visit to Jasper corresponded with the Jasper Heritage Rodeo and although we go and see it, we did enjoy the RCMP parading through town. One of the officers in particular was great at posing for pictures.  When he saw a young Korean woman posing on the side walk so her boyfriend could take her picture with the RCMP the officer nudged his horse over to her.  The boyfriend snapped happily away but the girl didn't know what was going on until the horse hung its head over her shoulder. She was more than a little surprised, but appreciative (once she stopped squeeeeeling).

We had hoped to go to the Angel Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, but the road was closed due to landslides. When asked what he wanted to do, U admitted he would like to try kayaking.  We went to Pyramid Lake where U rented a a little kayak and we spent a few hours paddling around on the lake.

On the road back into town there was an animal jam, with cars stopped all over the road.  Since most of the tourists had climbed out of their cars and walking towards the forest I figured it was something harmless.  Imagine my surprise when I realized it was a young bear up a tree! One particularly bright man was standing at the foot of the tree taking pictures.

All too soon it was time for us to leave Jasper, however, and head west to Prince George.

View Larger Map

We stopped at Overlander Falls and admired the power of Canadian waterfalls again.

And we were amazingly lucky to catch Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, not hiding behind clouds. Of the dozens of times I've driven by the mountain I have only seen it without clouds a few times.

And we stopped in Valemont to see the salmon spawning.

We arrived in PG, to the natsukashi scent of the pulp mills. Nothing like the smell of pulp mills in the air to welcome you to town!


  1. Love these photos. I think I've seen that salmon run as well. And that's a great photo of cloudles Mount Robson!
    hugs, Cath

    1. There are also a couple of U and I in our kayaks looking at the camera. I'm disappointed we didn't get to Edith Cavell, but getting U hooked on kayaking was even better!!

  2. Horses! Salmon! Happiness. ^^

    Mr Photographer, little animal anywhere = good chance that there's a big mama animal somewhere nearby. You don't mess with mamas.

  3. I don't think it was a little baby, probably a few years old. I doubt mama was still sticking around. But. It is still a near. Up a tree and looking scared. If people got too close who knows what it would do? Young and inexperienced...