We had an awesome drive from Lake Louise to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks. Yesterday was very cloudy and rainy but today we woke to a bright blue sky which made the drive even better.
We were well over halfway through the parkway and were just commenting about there being no wildlife when we spotted a black bear right on the side of the road eating berries. He was so focused on the berries that we were able to get really close. A few more miles down the road we spotted two Bighorn Sheep along the roadside.
Tomorrow we will be heading out of the mountains and into the northern Alberta prairie.
We visited Lake Louise last evening but the cloudy skies hid some of the beauty
Lots of Fireweed around the lake and on the roadsides
So many beautiful views along the Icefields Parkway
Views are great in every direction you look
You could see several glaciers from the road
Nice black bear. He was so intent on getting the berries from the bush that we were able safely get very close. We were on one side of the road and he was on the other. Our second closest bear encounter ever.
A Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep along the roadside. Think she must have been licking the salt from the roadside as there was no grass to eat.
Day 9 - July 26, 2016, 146 miles