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The Icefield Parkway and Jasper (Alberta, Canada)
August 25, 2009

Jasper National Park is hailed by many as one of the most deserving of the World Heritage sites. Jasper is an inspiration to all who visit, a reminder of nature's beauty. Jasper National Park is one of the largest protected natural areas in North America with 4,200 square miles.
Entering Alberta from British Columbia
sign - Jasper National Park of Canada
sign - welcome to Alberta, Wild Rose Country
sign - wildlife highway mortality
sign - time zone

Everyone pays daily to drive on the Icefield Parkway. It is money well spent because the Icefield Parkway has some of the most beautiful scenery the two RV Gypsies have ever seen - lakes, mountains, waterfalls and more. Around every corner, the scenery just kept getting more awesome.....

The Icefield Parkway joins the Jasper and Banff National Parks in the most breathtaking beautiful drive throughout the entire Parkway. The Icefield Parkway is considered a scenic drive, not a transportation corridor. That's why everyone needs to buy a park pass to drive the parkway. Large trucks are banned and the speed limit is leisurely. The Icefield Parkway passes within viewing distance of seven ice fields (large upland glaciers) and 25 smaller glaciers and so much more.

entering Jasper National Park
entering Jasper National Park
sing - entering Icefields Parkway
sign - welcome to Jasper
Downtown Jasper
The town of Jasper is amid the serene mountain setting of Jasper National Park, which is north of Banff National Park and is the largest of Canada's mountain national parks.
flags in downtwon Jasper
flags in downtwon Jasper
Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park of Canada - Yes, the two RV Gypsies had to pay for camping plus the Icefield Parkway road fee previously paid and mentioned above. All food and food supplies, including coolers, must be stored in vehicles because this is Bear Country. Maximum length of stay is 14 days. No TV, or AT&T cell phone service. There are 781 sites but limited sites with hook-ups, so the site the two RV Gypsies got was dry-camping. There is an outdoor theater show every night at 8 p.m. which is usually about the area or wildlife.
sign in campground - bear habitat
bear trap in campground
The peaceful view, standing in front of the two RV Gypsies' RV looking up and down the campground roadway.
campground
campground
The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies in their new yard.
the RV of the two RV Gypsies
the RV of the two RV Gypsies
The peaceful woods beside and behind the two RV Gypsies RV.
the RV of the two RV Gypsies and picnic table
the backyard of the two RV Gypsies
 
Driving just outside of Jasper, the two RV Gypsies saw a man helping a woman up the hill. He had his hand on her butt to help her up the steep climb. That's the life of an RV Gypsy, they never know what they will see, but Karen always has a camera ready.
climbing a steep sand bank
climbing a steep sand bank
What's next? The two RV Gypsies experienced so much in this area - continue on for Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls, Honeymoon Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Talbot Lake, Jasper Tramway, lots of great mountains and scenery, lots of elk, big horn sheep, mountain goats, a coyote, and then the two RV Gypsies continued driving the Icefield Parkway into Banff with more amazing scenery plus a black bear, goats, deer, Mt. Kitchener, and the Columbia Icefield. Then on to Banff, tunnel mountain, hoodoos, Lake Louise, Bow Glacier, coyotes, Banff Hot Springs and so much more.......... AMAZING

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