Glaciers and Lakes – Canada

On September 4, we moved to Alberta, Canada, to a place on the side of the road.  It was muddy, since it had rained the night before.

The next day, we went to Jasper and Banff National Park, where we visited the visitor centers and looked at some scenery.  We saw glaciers from a distance and a waterfall that plummeted into rapids.  There were a lot of beautiful evergreen trees everywhere, and the natural features of the land were so pretty, similar to those of Alaska.

We then dry camped in the Icefields Parkway visitor center parking lot.  There was a trail there that led to near a glacier, as you can see in the video below.  By now, the weather was getting cold.  Oh, and that bridge picture is of a bridge for animals to cross over the road.  That’s why it’s covered in trees and grass.

The next morning, we went to Lake Louise (crowded), which is part of Banff National Park.  It was a turquoise color, ringed by mountains, with a glacier behind.

After that, we quickly visited Cave and Basin National Historic Site (in Banff), where we went into a cave and saw a thermal mineral spring.  It was very stinky, humid, and hot in the cave.  There were other hot springs there too, one being a swimming pool covered over by brick.

Before heading to Montana to dry camp on the side of the road, we went to a museum called Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.  There was a very large collection of stuffed animals, birds, and insects.

Finally, we headed back into the United States.  It was night by the time we got there, and we just pulled off the road, set up our RV, took showers, and went to bed.

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