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We set off from Lake Louise about 9.30am...a late start (to make up for the 5am mornings to come!) off towards Jasper.
Our first stop was the Icefield Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier.
IT WAS FREEZING...about -10 but they said it was a beautiful spring day!!!
We walked out on the glacier...and had a shot of whisky...with snow in it of course...courtesy of our tour guide.
We had a bit of a snow fight...and then jumped back in the Explorer to thaw out...brrrrrrrr.
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The upper glacier

The wind and snow was soooooo cold!!!!

The original Explorer vehicle and a new Explorer!
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We then went to Athabasca Falls and the Athabasca River
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The whirlpools in the water make the rocks into curved walls.

Four layers of clothes for this beautiful spring weather!!

Early afternoon we arrived at Jasper Park Lodge...Wow...a totally different experience to al our other stays.
Cottages spread out over the resort. It surrounds Lake Beauvert...spectacular and with the slightly warmer weather in Jasper the lake was almost thawed!!!!
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Next morning we went on a tour of the surrounding areas and visited Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake...both still fairly frozen!

Upon our return we had a lazy time wandering through the townsite of Jasper then we headed back to the Lodge to visit the Spa.
Rob needed a Stress Relief Massage and I needed a Jasper Body Wrap...

The relaxation room in the spa
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The view while we sipped our herbal tea...

All this travelling is very stressful you know!

Well it is time to go to bed as we have a 4.45am wake up call to head off to board the Rocky Mountaineer Train. We have two days in the dome car travelling down through the rockies to Vancouver.

Posted by thewoodsies 06:00

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Brrrrrr...thought it was getting cold here but your Spring Days there win!!!! hahaha
Love the colourful deck chairs out by the Lake. Those Canadians are ready and waiting for those above 0 deg Spring/Summer days to arrive.
Truly your pics are just breathtaking. Sure need all those layers of clothes to appreciate it though.
The Explorer "buses?" look like good fun too. xxxxx

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