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Cambridge, United Kingdom
September 27, 2009
by smmmarti guide
March 4, 2002
Athabasca Falls - The headwater comes from the Columbia Glacier about 70 kilometers south making this the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains.
Columbia Icefields - (open May 1 - October 15)
Two hundred and thirty-three square miles of ice make this the largest icefield south of Alaska.
An exciting 55 minute Snowcoach Tour will take you
out onto the Athabasca Glacier for an awe-inspiring
glimpse of icy crevasses and ice-fed streamlets.
Jasper Tramway - just across from Earl's. The Jasper - Take the Tramway up Whistlers Mountain to for stunning views up to 80 km away.
Maligne Lake - Located in the majestic Maligne Valley, this exquisite lake is the second largest glacier-fed
lake in the world, stretching 22km(14 mi.). Try your hand at guided fishing,
hiking, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting.
Maligne Canyon - One of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies, sheer limestone walls plunge to depths of over 50 metres(165 ft.). An interpretive trail winds area across six bridges where you can catch the spray from the thundering Maligne River, or peer into the mossy depths.
Medicine Lake - For a bit of mystery and intrigue, visit the lake that comes and goes. Where it goes, no one knows. Perhaps it has an out of body experience, which is likely in this altitude and seeing all this splendor around it.
Miette Hot Springs -
At the turn of the century devotees managed the 17 miles uphill required to reach this steaming natural hot spring. Today you approach the springs on a scenic winding road with spectacular views.
Mt. Edith Cavell - Named after the army nurse who was assassinated by the German army in 1915 for helping allied troops escape. The highest point in this range and the most famous.
Pyramid Lake - Many lakes do not allow motors or eco-blasphemy of any sort, but at Pyramid Lake, rental facilities include horse-back riding, boating, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing and sailing.
Summit Lakes - If you've had enough of adventure, high impact and challenge, go to Summit Lakes for a more gentle adventure. Wild flowers and marvelous scenery draw you through the area.
Sunwapta Falls - stemming from headwaters at the Athabasca Glacier, this river abruptly changes its course after the Sunwapta falls forming a powerful spray into a deep canyon.
Golfing at Jasper Park Lodge - named Canada's best golf course, it's hard to beat a course that deliberately follows the undulation of the surrounding mountains and provides such stupendous views at every approach. See the journal - Jasper Park Lodge and Golf, for more details.
And whatever you do, respect the wild and the creatures that dwell there!
From journal Journey Across Canada via Rail
by Jim Rosenberg
September 30, 2000
From journal Calgary, Edmonton & Canadian Rockies Circle Tour