8.13.2011

Road Trip- Extreme! Pt. 4

On the 4th day of our road trip we decided to drive through Alberta Provincial National Park and stayed in the cutest little town- Jasper. (Last year when we drove we went through Edmonton. But if you ever take this trip I HIGHLY recommend going through Jasper instead.) The Park was absolutely beautiful filled with many lakes and the Canadian Rockies.

This is our hotel we stayed in. This was such a quaint mountain town that looked straight out of a storybook.

They even had a giant totem pole in the middle of town!

The next day we headed off through Banff National Park (why they're two seperate parks, I don't know) which was equally as beautiful! We were able to see many glaciers as well as hike to one, we saw lots of animals such as- sheep, deer, and a bear, and there were many beautiful sites- like this waterfall.

For lunch we stopped in Lake Louise (at least that's what the lake is called. I'm not sure if that's what the "town" was called). It was also a quaint mountain town and I wish we would have been able to stay here too! Why?? Well take a look for yourself:


This is the hotel we would have stayed in... It's a gorgeous hotel surrounded by this beautiful lake and majestic mountains. It was breathtaking. Yes, the water really was that color.

That's it for my Alaska posts (besides the announcing of the giveaway winners soon). The last few days of our trip were great, just less eventful. I hope you guys enjoyed them as much as I have! I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone! So if you're thinking about doing it, stop thinking and DO IT!

If I could, I'd do it all again!

P.S. If you have YET to enter my giveaways- first, shame on you! Second, DO IT NOW! There are only TWO still left open!

25 comments

Kaitlyn said...

That fourth picture down is gorgeous! I really love that!


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Kristy Lynn said...

I'm glad you had a good trip! I'm from Alberta originally (Strathmore - it's just on the other side of those rockies). When you live there you tend to take the scenery (even the gorgeous turquoise colored mountain water) for granted. You've reminded me...

PS. I think every town should have a totem pole in the middle of town to not only show respect to those who were here before us, but also to remind us of our ancestral ties to a genocidal past. Too serious? Um.....

Turkey balls! (Does that help?)

Bree said...

Oh my heck! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I'm in love with that lake!!

Grace said...

Oh I love that gigantic totem!!
The color of the water is awesome.. :D Breath taking as usual :)

Emma Frances said...

All of these photosare just plain gorgeous! I can't believe that blue water! And that waterfall is breathtaking! I'm going to have to go on this trip someday--hopefully soon! Want to be my tour guide?! :)

Alexis Kaye said...

I really can't believe how gorgeous it is! the photo of the waterfalls reminds me of Beauty and the Beast :) the part they show in the beginning! HA! I'm a dork!

With love, Alexis

Sweet Pea said...

Wow. That looks absolutely gorgeous :)

Heather J said...

I've loved reading about your trip Gentri! That one day was CRAZY but the rest seems really fun. Lake Louise is gorgeous! Wow.

Megan and Justin said...

my Dad is from Canada, so i've been to all these places and they are beautiful!!! love all the pictures. sounds like a crazy road trip!!

kenzie said...

Canada is so beautiful! I actually just got back from a trip there! :) Except, we stayed in Waterton National Park which is just past the border...but it was still amazing. :) The lakes and mountains are just so amazing!
I bet Alaska is equally amazing, though. I'd LOVE to go there one day!!!

xoxo,
kenzie

Cara-Mia said...

Oh wow, what beautiful photos! Must have been an amazing trip.

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Haley K said...

goodness you took some gorgeous photo gentri!! :) (that's a lot of g's in one sentence;) And I must visit that Lake Louise someday...that water looks dreamy! glad your road trip has been such a success :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

well since i'm in Canada too this traveling series is really awesome to see. i love Jasper and haven't been in years. thanks for the reminder about it's greatness. ohhhh, Lake Louise is like a piece of heaven. the water is so still and turquoise crystalline, stunning sight. happy weekend wishes. ♥

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

HOLY COW, Gentri Lee! These photos are so so so breathtakingly beautiful! I love that pretty water, and the giant totem, and the gorgeous mountains. Ummmm, I WANNA GO! ;)

Laura Elizabeth said...

I spent a holiday in Calgary and we went to some of the places you mentioned. SO beautiful!! I went in January... I probably should go in summer time, that would be the normal thing to do :)

I have so enjoyed seeing all your pictures and hearing your stories. Hope you go on holidays again soon!!

Shelby said...

so i haven't been telling you all along, but i have been DYING over your pictures from alaska... i can't get over how breathtakingly gorgeous it is there and i am SO jealous that you've seen wild bears! we went to yellowstone when i was in high school and all i wanted to see was a bear (or wolf, i suppose) and we never did. i'd risk my neck to get a pic with one too. and i want to go to this resort ASAP. i'm so glad you are sharing your amazing trip. i'm also glad you found my new blog! google doesn't like when you stop using blogger lol <3shelby

www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

JelenaDoll ~ said...

wow such amazing photos! Looks so beautiful!! :))

anna said...

beautiful photos! i'd love to go there someday!
and i love your blog :)

anna
www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

Sara Shoemaker said...

ohhhhh my goodness these photos are stunning. and that water color! wow! Lake Powell has some water spots like that. your photos are gorgeous! glad you had such a wonderful trip.


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Ashley Sloan said...

Oh my gosh Alaska is SO gorgeous! I want to visit again! That lake is just redicolous!!!!! Reminds me of Colorado kind of...in some parts! :) I hope I win one of those giveaways!

Ashley Sloan

Bethany said...

Oh my, breathtaking beautiful! I want to go! Sign me up!! I come into town this week so I'll definitely give you a ring :) Hopefully we can meet up and I can hear all about your trip!

jess | 4th + south said...

Wow! These pics are gorgeous. I cant believe the water was that color. So beautiful!

Virginie's Cinema said...

I cannot stand the level of gorgeousness of this post! Magnificent! That Hotel, zomg! This post should have been sponsored by the tourist boards, makes me when to go there stat!

Beautiful post Gentri.

Virginie ♥

Janette said...

Holy moly Gentri! That's such a magical and breath taking place! Gonna show my hubaloo these pics so he can take me here.. Seriously..It's amazing! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to check out the rest of your trip pics...


Janette, the Jongleur

♥ Nadine said...

Goodness, these pictures are beautiful! The colors - can't believe it. Some places are just to good to be true, not?

Thanks for sharing. xo.

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