"I had such high expectations..." Province of Alberta by leebee1

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The Rockies...

After seeing all the pictures in travel magazines and postcards, and watching all the travel shows, I had such high expectations of the Rockies. I never could have believed it would be more beautiful in real life...From the chill in the mornings, to the fresh air and the spectacular scenery...my only wish??? More time....

My fav places...

I simply adored Jasper and Canmore...
Jasper because its a bit more laid back than banff, and I found the town to be just gorgeous.
Canmore I really dont have a bad thing to say at all. Small and qaint with superb local people who are quite willing to help you out with directions or to send you in the right direction for a bite to eat.

Teal coloured water, as perfect as can be!

I still cant believe the colour of the water in the rockies area, and these photos just dont do it justice. It was like my eyes were playing tricks on me. The water was so still so you get a photo with the perfect reflection in it.
It really was just spectacular!


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mother nature at its best!
  • Cons:And worst...Its cold, cold, cold!!!
  • In a nutshell:Simply Spectacular!
  • Last visit to Province of Alberta: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 7, 2004
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  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Great, helpful tips. Looks like a place I really want to visit. Hope to get there in Oct 2010. Thanks.

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 6:33 AM

    Happy Birthday.....The rockies are amazing and something we take for granted living 1 hour away....I am glad you enjoyed it there...wish you the best

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2005 at 7:55 AM

    I know how you felt, the Rocky Mountains of Alberta are simply amazing!! Nice tips.

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2004 at 2:32 AM

    Lee, Isn't Jasper a beautiful place! I stood at the same place at the Athabasca falls and took the same photo! Did you go up the tramway to the restaurant?

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