Rockies Ramblin'



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We spent a wonderful week at the end of the summer exploring the great parks of the Canadian Rockies, including Banff, Jasper, and Mt. Robson Provincial Park just over the border in B.C. This was a classic "hard days, soft nights" trip where we stayed at great hotels but spent our days being super-active, doing a bunch of hiking, biking, and kayaking. We also made a real effort to explore some hidden gems.

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Author: Josh


Day 1 - Banff


On our first day, we drove all the way from Calgary to Jasper. In Banff, we stopped and went for a short hike up Johnston Canyon, along the rushing river below. Then we kept driving, since it's a long (but absolutely gorgeous) drive up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Once in town, we made our way to the Jasper Park Lodge, which is clearly the premier lodging option in the park. Our room was a nice suite attached to one other unit in a semi-private cabin-like setting along the lake.


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Johnston Canyon and the Ink Pots

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IA Hwy
Johnston Canyon Lodge
Banff, Canada


Day 4 - Jasper, Banff


Today we got going early, with breakfast in Jasper followed by a horseback ride into the stunning Tonquin Valley, backed by jagged peaks against an alpine lake. Afterwards, we got back on the road and drove all the way back to Banff, where we grabbed a bit and hit the sack at the Rimrock Resort.


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Bear's Paw Bakery

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Location:

4 Cedar Ave
T0E 1E0 Jasper, Canada

Contact:

tel: 780 852 3233
fax: +1 780 852 5019


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Ristorante Classico

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Location:

1 Mountain Avenue
Rimrock Resort Hotel
T0L 0C0 Banff, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 762 3356
fax: 403 762 4132


Day 5 - Banff


On our last day, we went for a hike up the famed Tunnel Mountain, before undoing all the caloric benefit with a huge pizza!


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Tunnel Mountain

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North side, St. Julien St.
TOL OCO Banff, Canada


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