From Edmonton to Jasper was an easy drive and once we got near Jasper the scenery was quite spectacular. We stayed in Jasper for a couple of nights and did a heap of sightseeing, as you would expect. While driving and walking around we even came across a family of black bears. Mother and two cubs. I managed to get a couple of closeups with my beaut 80 to 400 mm lens
After Jasper we headed down towards Banff along the Icefields Parkway. A huge really wide road with lots of places to stop and take pics. Even lots of parking for rigs as big as ours, all up length around 57 feet or 13.4 metres.
We stopped at a glacier which is gradually melting because of global warming. Don't worry I had a warm fuzzy feeling about that, Julia Gillard and Bob Brown are saving the glacier as they have introduced the Carbon Tax. Isn't that just so good.
We did buy a coffee at the glacier visitors centre. It tasted similar to the coffee we got in our ration packs and only cost nearly eleven dollars Canadian. That included tax of course. We went back to the RV and made a decent coffee then it was off to the Lake Louise RV Park.
Lake Louise is absolutely fantastic as you might notice in the photos I have added.
The Lake Louise Hotel is quite exclusive as you can imagine. I went to one website that gets cheap rooms and they didn't quite have any that were cheap here. You can get up into the top of the range for around CAD$895 plus tax of course. Lily and I spoke with one couple who dined there for only $278 for 4 people but that did include a glass of wine each.