Arriving in Jasper, it had a very different feel to it compared to its big sister Banff. With fewer tourist busses parked and a cosy little information centre, the quaint little town welcomed us “warmly”. Upon arrival we once again sought to receive a full set of instructions and information on the various tracks and activities in the area from a helpful Parks Canada guide.
For the coming week the weather forecast was pretty gloomy and cold with a promise of snow.
I do not like the cold as I often struggle to keep warm despite a well-practiced principle of layered clothing. While reasonably prepared for our trip, we did not expect the need for her me dig out clothes packed for winter in the Himalayas during August in the Canadian Rockies.
Several layers later, however, we found our way up the Jasper SkyTram. With the forecast not being very promising we did not have any high hopes of great views but just wanted to make the most of our time there. As it turned out, luck was on our side. The clouds cleared and revealed stunning vistas of the surrounding scenery and area.