Lake Lousie & Icefield Parkway
Today, we drove from Banff to Jasper and visited a bunch of really interesting places that were on our way. We started our day by driving to Lake Louise on the 1A Parkway through a neverending forest. Then we went to Lake Moraine and Lake Louise, two really beautiful lakes in the mountains nearby.
After that, we continued our journey on the Icefield Parkway, a 230km long road to Jasper and visited some great places like the Bow Lake and Bow Summit (over 2100m above sea), the Columbia Icefields and the Athabascan Falls, a really impressive, 23m high waterfall through a short canyon.
For dinner, we've eaten Fish & Chips and now we are really tired and are going to sleep soon.
Two rather bad things happened too today. First, I booked our hotel room for the wrong night, so we had to cancel that and payed a bit more than planned and second, the akku of my Canon Ixus 100 IS was empty just after reaching the Bow Lake, so I couldn't make any movies from all the nice places we visited after that. And all photos after that are from Adrians camera.
Distance Banff to Jasper: 288km, already over 500km in total.
Update: The video (56MB) is now available here: http://blog.worldempire.ch/sites/default/files/MVI_0570.MOV