Weather wasn't great but really enjoyed scenery and commentary from our Brewsters driver Stan from Halifax. Lake Louise was fantastic although Chateau was unsurprisingly very busy. Lunch (provided as part of the tour) was very nice. Moraine Lake was very picturesque but the highlight was a dead heat between Stan's fantastic traverse of the 'Switchback' on the road to the Takakkaw Falls and seeing two Grizzlies on the railway track on the way back to Banff.
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.
Weather started off nice and held for the first two parts of the trip (Capilano Fish Hatchery and Capilano Suspension Bridge). Hatchery was not particularly interesting but walk to falls and view of same spectacular. Short journey to Suspension Bridge. The park that the bridge is in is really well done with plenty of things to do and see. The bridge is fun for about 10 minutes but not really that interesting. Check out the new Cliff Walk which is pretty good. Restaurants and shops good and the live music etc. is excellent. By the time we got to Grouse Mountain, the weather had changed and sure enough, cloud covered the top making viewing of the Grizzlies and Lumberjack shows a but unpleasant but still well worth the effort to see.
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