Day of fun!!!
We get up early and head out to Jasper library to get cracking on email joy! After a couple of hours, we're done and set off towards to Columbian icefields - big snowy mountains and glaciers!! As we set off we're spoiled yet again with the sight of Black Bears by the river, Deer by the roadside and a Wolf darting across the road.
We follow the icefields parkway route and after an hour we're hit with the most spectacular views - we've gone from snow-capped beasts to snow covered giants - it's awesome the air is cleaner, the views are unreal, the mountains in all their glory are reflected in the clearest blue lakes giving us two for the price of one on wow factors! It's insane - the ridges are thick with snow and we're literally driving through the mountain passes Avalanche warnings galore. This is nothing - in winter some of these passes won't even be accessible due to the heavy mounds of snow and thick I
ice. Our roads are ice free but as we get closer moving further south we are stuck by the glistening icy lakes - perfect ice skating rinks! No - we don't!
We stop on route at various streaming waterfalls, there are tonnes some are 5 or 6-tiered flowing from the mountain top down near the roadside - it's fecking freezing but so beautiful - we dip our feet being brave and all - it's awesome! Like a Timotei advert minus the rainforest ... and shampoo froth ... Ok and the hot model!
We drive past the glacier skywalk, sadly its closed! Although May's a great month to visit some things are out of season until June but then you risk the crowds and we've loved the space and quiet.
We pull up to the Icefields Discovery Centre, parking in the car park at $15 a night and check out the views from the centres top floor where there is a posh dining room. Pikey Matt goes in and buys bread rolls for his tinned soup - Jacqs mortified but he pulls it off whilst she waits outside, hiding.
In front of us are some stunning mountains all within walking distance and a huge glacier that once covered this whole area that we are parked on - our views are stunning and we seem to be mosquito free - wahay!