We spent a relaxing two days in Jasper national park including canoeing and fancy eating.
|Most of the meals were included in the tour, here Edith Cavell now under new management.|
Leaving Fairmont Jasper Lodge, we stopped at Maligne Canyon.
|The Maligne River flows over hard, volcanic rock on one side of the bridge we crossed. It appears to be only a few feet deep. The river crosses under the bridge and flows through limestone where it cut a channel three hundred feet deep. After this, it flows underground and scientists don't exactly where it goes from there. Dye put into the river here emerges a few weeks later in many strange places.|
All Aboard -- The train leaves for Vancouver and Victoria Island.
| Via Rail restored cars from the '50s.
Forrest rode trains through this area in 1953.
| On boarding, we were greeted with
champange and hors d'oeuvres.
| After this, the observation car
was a popular destination.
|Are you surpised that we ate well on the train?||Our tour included these delightful couples from Great Brittan.|
|In fact, our tour included people from South Africa and Great Brittan, as well as states from Oregon to Florida.|
Our first stop in Vancouver was at Patriots Point.
|Wow! There was a lot of stuff to do in Vancouver. But it was on to Victoria Island by ferry.|
|Butchart Sunken Gardens.||One of the fountains.||Butchart Italian Gardens (for Giacomo).|
|There were some showers on Victoria Island; the only rain or dark clouds we saw on the whole trip.|
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