Wordless Wednesday: Jasper National Park

Here's some pictures from our last weekend getaway - Jasper National Park, Alberta.





Columbia Icefields



On our way to Sunwapta Falls, a Canadian black bear decided to cross the road. This was the first of the 3 bears that we saw during this trip.

We were stuck in traffic for 30 minutes outside Lake Louise because of a small bear on top of the hill [our 3rd bear sighting].



Sunwapta Falls



Athabasca Falls



Medicine Lake



Maligne Lake

Here's a slide show of what it looks like in October with some snow.

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33 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

These are amazing. The bear shots are awesome!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. What a great place to visit and thanks for the tour.

You wondered why there weren't any people in the park I shot for mine. It had started raining. I had an umbrella and was walking, with my daughter who was traveling with me, to a coffee house across from the park. There were a bunch of people playing and then when it rained they all crowded into a shelter.

Liz said...

Great photos and a great place to visit too. Love the bear shot. :)

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Jenn said...

How lucky are you?? We were hoping for bears!! Weren't that lucky and you caught it crossing the road!!! :-D Galing!!!

I LOVE Jasper. It really is so beautiful, isn't it?

Dora said...

Wow! Big black bear! So scarely.

Stan said...

I've been to many of the places in your pictures. Brings back good memories.

Monica@DailyDwelling said...

Beautiful!!

Jessie Kaitlin said...

Beautiful scenery!

JO said...

Hi Sandy, Carver, Liz, Jenn, Dora, Stan, Monica and Jessie,

Thanks for stopping by... Yes, we were lucky to see some bears up close.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

What beautiful spot for a great adventure. It's nice to know there are still some wild spots left on the planet.

kaye said...

It is beautiful, thanks for stopping by

irina said...

Wow! Big black bear! So scarely.Great shot!Happy WW!

kisses,

irina

Life Ramblings said...

that looks like a perfect getaway. Happy WW!

Seher said...

i was yearnin for a vacation and here u just gave it to me :D

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rmgales said...

Great pictures. I love mountain views. The bear shots are awesome.

Mark said...

What an amazing place. We visited the Texas hill country over the weekend, but the dry conditions kept the water from being a highlight.

Looks like lack of water is not a problem at Jasper. Just beautiful, and thanks for the glimpse of what I might get to see when I finally visit a Canadian friend next year.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely amasing. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! Happy WW!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

You did all that in a weekend!??

I'm dying to see Glacier National Park.. is this close to that??

And a recall on the D5000?? CRAP! Lemme know where you saw that??

A Family Completed... said...

That's awesome! I'm so jealous you saw bears. i was really hoping to see some in Tahoe but didn't have any luck!

BTW I shot iso 400 f/5.6 1/45

JO said...

Hi SKaur, Kaye, Irina, LifeRamblings, Mgales, Jennifer,
Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Seher,
That's one of the reason why I do WW...

Hi Mark,
The Medicine Lake is actually a dead water. Lots of fly out there.

Hi Carissa,
Yes, 2 days only... and I had over 600+ pictures.

Hi Tonya,
Thanks! I hope I take some good sunset shot this weekend.

Americanising Desi said...

may we swap places ;)


Utterly Speechful

MoziEsmé said...

Very pretty! We last drove through that area about 13 years ago! But no bears then. I've never seen one in the wild...

Will said...

Great shots and beautiful scenery. We have black bears here and they are quite something when you encounter them close up while hiking. They always run as fast as they can away from you, so no danger. I'll never forget the time in Yellowstone when we encounter 3 big brown bears. They just stood and looked at us and we backed away very slowly!

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Absolutely wonderful
Happy WW
♥Ita

JO said...

Hi Esme,
We've been driving through Banff a lot over the past 2 years, and this is our first bear sighting.

Hi Will,
That must be a scary moment for you guys.

Thanks Desi, and Ita.

VeRonda said...

What great photos... Man, I can't believe it. I almost fainted here in my sit seeing that bear. OMG!!

napaboaniya said...

WOW!!! That bear!
The only bears I get to see are the ones that require admission fees at the local zoo.
My kids would have been thrilled if they ever saw a bear crossing the freeway like that :P

Euroangel said...

lovely place and lovely photos..i always miss home when i see body of water..

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Raquel said...

Wow, ang ganda....cool na cool at may bear pa. Kakatakot...

Thank you for sharing your photos.

JO said...

Thanks gals.

Heart of Rachel said...

I love the photos! It must have been a great trip. Wow, a bear sighting.

JO said...

Thanks Rach! Hope you are all doing well.