I thought I’d get back to blogging with a roundup of our trip to the Jasper National Park. We drove from Saskatoon and first spent the weekend in Edmonton shopping. Then, to break up the drive to Jasper we spent one night in Hinton, a small town between Edmonton and the Park.
The two nights we spent in Jasper Park we stayed in the Sumwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge (see here). Right in the heart of the park and a short walk from the Sumwapta falls, we loved staying in this rustic cabin. The staff at the front desk were lovely and were full of tips and advice so perfect for our first trip to The Rockies. Our favourite feature of our room was the fireplace that we could use. My parents and grandparents have always had fireplaces and log burners so it was a nice wee reminder of home!
We bought a package that gave us a tour to the Columbia Icefields, Glacier Skywalk and boat tour around Maligne Lake (see here). We did the Icefield and the Skywalk on the same day, with dinner in Jasper village in the evening. The next day we drove to Maligne Lake (making plenty stops for photo opportunities) then onto our next accommodation.
As we made our way back closer to home, we spent a further two nights in The Old Entrance B&B (see here). Don’t let the extremely old fashioned website put you off- this place was a hidden gem! It’s a family run business with several rustic log cabins – and tepees! We stayed in a log cabin that came complete with front porch and barbecue. Every evening the owner, Mary, let her horses out to roam around which was so nice! She also gave us a map for a two hour hike which gave us great views of the river and the mountains.
We already can’t wait to come back to the Rockies next year.