Autumn 2020 – Part 1 – Travel to Jasper National Park

September 27, 2020

No big vacations, this year. Oh sure, we had been to Vancouver just before the pandemic hit and managed 4 nights in Jasper in June, just after the National Parks opened up again, but no big far-away destinations.

Like everyone else being held in place by the pandemic, we were looking for any outlet, away from home and when we spotted a fall deal at Patricia Lake Resort, we booked a week’s stay.

When departure day finally arrived, I loaded the car with everything we would need, food, drink, clothing, even our own bedding. It was Covid time after all! As we pulled away, we felt our spirits lifting. We were travelling again. A quick stop in Spruce Grove to see our good friends M & M and we were on our way.

As we drove further West, the fall colours jumped out along the roadside. The trees being mostly birch, poplar and aspen, the leaves turn gold in fall, unlike the reds, oranges and purples on display in Eastern Canada.

On our to-do list was a hike up Sulphur Skyline trail, which starts from the parking lot, near Miette Hot springs. In June, the road to the hot springs was closed and we were denied this chance. We opted to check the road on the way in and again found it gated shut. Sigh!!! The scenery at the turn around point was beautiful, but this was as close as we would get on this trip.

Back on Highway 16, we rolled on by the gorgeous mountain scenery. It was unbelievably beautiful and we just had to stop at Talbot Lake to take it all in.

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Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

19 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 1 – Travel to Jasper National Park

  1. Wow, so much beauty, Allan. You definitely picked the right time of the year to go to Jasper. Of all the seasons, autumn in Canada could very well be the most striking. Can’t wait for the next part. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. It was a great drive to be sure, not just to see new territory, but also because it was such a spectacular day. Hope you manage to get away for a road trip. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. I’m beginning to get a little jealous, as a quick weekend away with our kids is the only trip we’ve managed since last January. But these days I’m living vicariously through other people’s adventures, so thanks for sharing yours! It looked gorgeous!

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    1. Indeed, we were very lucky to get away for so long. We managed to see our kids in Vancouver just as Covid hit, now we only see them on the screen. Glad to have you along on our adventure Ann. Stay well. Allan

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