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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Journey into Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park ...

My girls learned about the Canadian Rockies during their elementary school and my older one wanted to do a cruise. So, after doing much research, I had come across a tour company, Caravan, traveling to 'Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park."  Afterward,  we flew from Calgary to Vancouver to visit our high school friends and boarded on a cruise to Alaska. ( From Alaska, we flew to Seattle, WA then drove to Oregon.

Today, I am going to take to visit the Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park! --Normally we would travel on Fridays but this Friday, I have one special blog in mind so please come back and check my blog out. For now sit back and enjoy this journey!

Once we arrived at the Calgary airport, Caravan has arranged a shuttle to take us to our hotel at Hilton Garden Inn. We took the taxi to the downtown and stroll around. It was quite a city!

Then our journey start on visiting the Waterton Lakes National Park. We were in awe, Canadian lakes are so clear, literally we were able to see their reflections on the water.

Then we crossed the border back to Montana, US territory and visited the Glacier National Park. .

 And yes, we rode on this world famous, 'Red Jammer!"

Originally built and designed specifically for sightseeing in the National Park System of the United States of America, these 25-foot-long vintage touring coaches were fully restored in 2000 by the Ford Motor Company and are the only remaining buses of their kind in operation today.

Then we arrive at our unforgettable site, Banff National Park ...

You are kidding me, of course we rode on the Bow River Float for sightseeing. Afterward, we went to the Moraine Lake. Is there a word beyond gorgeous?

And since were there, we wouldn't miss Jasper, a town must visit --visiting Canadian Rockies without visiting Lake Louise is like we were never there! And of course, you wouldn't want to miss the totem pole from Lake Louise :-)

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Totem Pole from Lake Louse

And definitely, Maligne Lake!

Enjoy a scenic morning drive to glacier-fed Maligne Lake, 14 miles long and ringed by dramatic snow-capped peaks.
We stayed in Jasper and were excited to see this Elk, so we asked our girl to pose near this very Elk ...

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Afterward, the elk was agitated and started to stomp and OMG. we ran as fast as as we could! A good lesson to learn --respect someone's space and --yes, definitely the animals'!

Just when you think you have forgotten the ancient time... I am taking you back to the Ice Age --well, not quite, just a glimpse of what the Ice Age has left behind. And who can resist the temptation of ice cold water --wait! Not just any ice cold water --perhaps the eternal water!

Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the "Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier!"

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Drinking the eternal water --perhaps trying to preserve my youthfulness!

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We were not skating ... trying not to fall into the cracked ice field...

And that concluded our journey for today and hope you enjoy the scenic photos.

Until next stop,

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  1. Love all these pics. Thanks for taking me on this journey. I'd love to be able to travel more!! Maybe one day soon!

    Cheers, Jenn.

    1. Yeah ... Don't worry, there will always be a chance, Jenn!

  2. I'm glad your family had a great time on vacation!

    I wanted you to know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. For details, just go here:



    1. Thank you so much. I will sure head that way soon.