As for the town of Jasper itself, it can be described as quaint and inviting. Nestled in the Rockies, it is harder to find a room without a view than a room with one at the alpine lodges dotting the landscape. Its quiet and peaceful atmosphere makes it the perfect respite for those looking to get away from it all. As long as those people also want to leave the room at some point and explore the natural wonders staring back at them through their window.
Such magnificent views.
Lovely Kiwi tramway hostess!
Misunderstanding on the pickup point meant the day didn't start well but thanks to Mike and Michelle from Brewsters, we caught up with our tour at the Athabasca waterfall. Fantastic weather meant that the parkway was absolutely stunning. Arrived at Brewster Icefield Centre which was busy but well maintained. Choice of food and beverages good. You have to take a transfer coach from the centre to a staging point to board a Snow Coach (about 10 minutes) - take warm clothes as glaciere is cool even on sunny days! Journey on Snow Coach is amazing as is the purported cost of $1,200,000 each! Once you get to the glaciere terminus, you can't even see the Brewset Centre but the views are tremendous. We where the only customers returning to Jasper so once again, Brewsters came up trumps by providing us with our own personal minibus transfer - the driver went out of his way to make sure we saw plenty of widlife on the trip back.
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The train ride was wonderful. When we were on our way back our driver, Dieter, took us on a great tour, stopping and pointing out numerous points. Also took us down to Rearguard Falls which was fantastic. All in all I really think it's well worth going.