a Mountain Goat on the hill
another view of the Saskatchewan River, more upstream
blossoming plants along the Saskatchewan River
in the background is the Peyto glacier, the source for Peyto Lake
this picture of Peyto Lake is one of my alltime favorites
the Athabasca Glacier lurks in the distance
Jasper National Park
, established in 1907, is situated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, just north of Banff National Park.
in the park are the Columbia Icefields
, many glaciers, lakes,waterfalls, hotsprings and presumably an abundance of wildlife,
including elk, deer, bears and white mountain goats.
Highway 93 connects Lake Louise with Jasper and snakes right
through the park, following the continental divide with its many rivers and snow covered mountain ranges
The road is also called
the Icefields Parkway
and is touted as one of the most scenic routes in Canada.
We drove Highway 93 in August 2001
and enjoyed the fantastic scenery.
A pity that we did not see more wildlife than a few Mountain Goats.
the location of Jasper National Park. Highway 93 is also called Icefields Parkway
a serene Bow Lake along the Icefields Parkway
we approach the first glaciers of the Columbia Icefield
the drop is 23 meters
the Athabasca Falls, 30 km south of Jasper
this is the Athabasca Glacier that feeds the Athabasca River
outside the park, on the way to Whistler logs are blocking the river