We ate a continental buffet breakfast at our hotel, the Chateau Jasper for just $9 plus tax plus tips which ended up costing around $25. We hit the road just before 10 and went to the Jasper Tramway, a cable car that takes you from 1304 metres above sea level to 2277 metres above sea level. Darlene, myself and Karol went up. Lance chose to remain on the ground. Our Australian guide on the ascent pointed out that Jasper was shaped like a boomerang.
The views were spectacular. I took 15 minutes for a quick trip further up the mountain and in the process exceeded the height of Mt Kosciusko. I photographed a chipmunk and a goat up there as well as the scenery and a train in the distance that was over a kilometre long.
After descending we headed to Lake Maligne, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. We ate in the lakeside restaurant, took a bunch of photos on the way there, at the lake and on the way back. It is truly a spectacular destination. The few photos I picked out for the blog will not do it justice. You will need to see the rest of them. We ate lunch at the restaurant at the lake’s edge but timing robbed us of the opportunity of a cruise on the lake to the island that is so widely photographed. They don’t run them often enough.
We returned to the hotel slowly, checking out the sights along the way and arrived back around 4pm and opened our bottle of Argentinian Malbec. I am becoming a big fan of South American Malbec. We have had three different types now and all have been excellent.
The wine was all gone within an hour. Yummmm. We headed out to dinner and settled on a steak, seafood & pizza place. It was much better than last night. I have half the pizza in the fridge but not sure whether I will eat it or how I will heat it tomorrow.