Tag: Canada

WWI and Remembrance Day in Ottawa

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, and it’s an appropriate time to not only pay our respects, but reflect on what happened a century ago. The Great War doesn’t receive nearly as much attention in the United States compared to the Commonwealth nations […]

Boating to Maligne Lake

Friday, August, 19, 2005 – This morning we toured the town of Jasper. We particularly enjoyed seeing the railroad museum with its vintage trains like the Canadian National 6015 locomotive. After looking around town, we headed back into Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian […]

On the Road to Jasper

Thursday, August 18, 2005 – This morning we headed south back down to see the Athabasca Glacier, an accessible part of the Columbia Icefield. The massive icefield rests over almost 195 square miles and ranges from 325 to 1200 feet deep in some places. It feeds eight glaciers, […]

Driving the Icefields Parkway

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 – This morning after breakfast, we headed north on the Icefields Parkway towards Jasper National Park. The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) runs 140 miles northwest to Jasper mostly parallel to the Continental Divide. It was completed in 1940. After leaving Lake Louise, we headed […]

Beautiful Banff

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 – This morning we woke up and had a late breakfast before driving out to Moraine Lake, located about 9 miles from Lake Louise. We hiked to some overlooks of the beautiful blue lake, one of the most beautiful bodies of water I have […]

Lovely Lake Louise

Monday, August 15, 2005 – This morning we drove through Waterton Lakes National Park and admired the views from our car. It looked very similar to Glacier with its glacially carved valleys. Then we headed north towards Banff, the crown jewel of Canada’s national park system. We traveled to one […]