Tour was excellent and made more so by our driver (Dave) from Brewsters who kept us all amused with his andecotes and local knowledge - we were fortunate to know him from the previous day when he was our driver on the excursion transfer from Banff to Jasper
Doing what: Jasper City Sightseeing Tour
We had a great time on the Maligne Lake Tour. Spacious enclosed boats with good views. A well informed guide was on board who explained the interesting facts about the lake, mountain ranges etc. There was also another person driving the boat and she was very competent. Our only issue was some confusion regarding the departure place. We thought the tour left from the downtown Jasper address on the vouchers we printed from online. Fortunately we checked the day before and found that we had to make our own way to Maligne Lake. This information needs to be clearly indidcated as it is about an hour drive or you have to make reservations to go on the tour from the downtown office at further cost,
Doing what: Spirit Island Cruise on Jasper's Maligne Lake
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.
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