If highway 93 isn't one of the most spectacular drives in the world my name's Wayne Gretzky!
Every bend, crest and parking spot was jaw-droppingly awesome - pristine lakes , rugged rivers, spectacular mountains, ancient glaciers and the wildlife, don't get me started!
Although a picture can say a 1000 words our pictures really do not do justice to this stunning environment.
|Which one shall we climb first?|
|A "sweep" of mountains.|
|I was trying to get a picture of the ancient Athabasca Glacier and these two Ice Maidens popped up.|
|As usual everything in Canada is BIG - this was the bus we used to go just two kilometres to the glacier!|
|Our first Black Bear.|
|I just asked were Yogi was and she walked off!|
|This is what happens when you give your daughter the camera!!|
|A rather more dignified view.|
|Our first grizzly.|
|He chose to ignore my question about Winnie the Pooh.|
|Our first "Bear Jam" - worse than the Yellow Head through Edmonton - but a much better view.|
And after a hard day sight seeing what better way to end the day than with an attempted swim in the beautiful, but appendage-shrinkingly ice cold Patricia lake followed by a Canadian BBQ.
|Mum and Dad by the "seaside".|
|And this is how you grill bear steaks|
And can you believe it, we only did half of the parkway!!!!
Gee, are we ever glad we are going back in July to look at the rest