• Vancouver Trip Pt. 4

    This much-delayed post concludes the 4-part series of my trip to my Vancouver in June 2014.

    Our day started with a visit back to Lake Louise. This was actually one of the first places we visited on our way into Banff. Because of the bad weather then, we decided to give it another visit. Despite better weather this time around, it wasn't enough to show the true turquoise colour of the still partially frozen lake.

    With promises made to revisit the lake in summer in the near future, we began our drive north to Jasper on Icefields Parkway, stopping at nearly every point of interest and at the sighting of any wildlife, which was made evident by the cars parked on the side of the road.

    For this leg of the trip, I used my least favourite lens, which I have since then sold. I may regret doing it, but it was needed to fund my most recent purchase, Pentax K-3.

    When we got to Columbia Icefield, we hiked up the glacier to take a closer look at Athabasca Glacier. Although my memory of the glacier is a bit foggy, the glacier seemed a lot smaller than what I remember from a few years ago.

    The drive on Icefields Parkway was also filled with numerous sightings of wildlife, including bears, which I had been looking out for since Day 1 of the trip.

    With sightings of a grizzly and black bears, this leg of the trip proved most successful in terms of wildlife viewing.

    With our final stop at Mt. Robson, we concluded our trip to Vancouver and Canadian Rockies.

    Our last accommodation was at Solstice B&B in Valemount, which was operated by a very warm and welcoming owner Leneaya. I highly recommend it to anyone who may be travelling in the area without any hesitation.
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