The above picture of a hump back whale diving in the waters off Juneau Alaska- its just magical to watch these huge creatures in their environment and sums up how exciting Canada is to visit.
No we have not taken BB to Canada this year our trip has been a bit further afield.We left the UK in mid May for Las Vegas (an adult Disney World) and the Grand Canyon.Then onto Vancouver for a cruise up the Inside Passage to Alaska with stops in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchichan. The cruise returned us to Vancouver for a few days and then we boarded the Rocky Mountaineer-Gold leaf for a two day trip to Jasper.A few days to enjoy Jasper before we collected a car for a drive down the Icefields Parkway-described as the most beautiful road passing through exceptional awesome scenery to Banff and Calgary. We passed through/by Columbia Icefields,Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Bow Lake and the mountains. The final part was a flight to Toronto so that we could see Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist trip.
The trip was fantastic,the scenery awesomeeeee and the highlights are many but include whale watching, listening to glaciers calving in Glacier Bay, flying over Misty Fjords in a sea plane, Vegas just to have seen it and the Grand Canyon,driving down the Icefields Parkway and The Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. The Rocky Mountaineer - the whole experience especially the group of people in our section of the observation car. Special mention must be made of the two Aussie couples Graeme (who wants to do a narrow boat trip) and Tricia and Peter and Claudia all from Sydney.
A few pictures now to show what we have experienced.
Another picture of hump back whales in the vastness of Alaska.
A frozen Bow Lake we passed on the way to Lake Louise.
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