We left the Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort at 8:45 on June 21, 2022. Acey has 86,407.1 miles, Thor has 104,126. More awesome scenery as we headed to Canmore, Alberta
We stopped again near where we had lunch yesterday to view the Stations of the Cross. Not being raised catholic, we had heard of the Stations of the Cross but never had visited them. This collection is quite unique, and we took the time to see and ponder the Passion and death of Jesus Christ, our living savior who suffered and died for our sins and rose from the dead.
This sign describes well what we would see, and who made the figures on display.
At each Station, a sign describes the display – the words from the signs are quoted in captions under each photo.
They did mention, but did not depict, the telling of Jesus’ resurrection – a pivotal point of the Christian faith – death could not hold Him and he rose on the third day and lives to intercede for us. As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:14 “And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain.”
There was another sheep on the hill as we visited the Stations. and it didn’t seem to mind us hanging out there.
We headed down the road – more of the spectacular Canadian Rockies!
At 11am, we were welcomed to Alberta!
We passed under 2 land bridges – a way for the wildlife to safely cross over the Trans-Canada highway
As we neared our destination, we noticed there was a bike path along the highway!
We arrived at Wapiti Campground in Canmore, Alberta at noon. We only have 30amp electric hookup here – no water or sewer. We will be here two nights, so we should be OK! The Banff Legacy Trail was accessible right from the campground, so after lunch, we went for a ride.
A beautiful, paved trial – more “mountain biking” 🙂
It started to drizzle, so we headed back – we rode 8.5 miles. When we got back to the campground, a group of us wanted to visit a local craft brewery, so off we went to Grizzly Paw Brewing!
Main Street in Canmore
Afterwards, there was a campfire gathering.
Wednesday we were off to Lake Louise at 8am – more beautiful scenery!
It drizzled a bit and we saw a rainbow!
Our first stop in Banff National Park was Johnston Canyon – a hike to the Upper Falls!
Lots of waterfalls along the way! This is the “lower” falls.
There was a “cave” to go in to get a wet view the lower falls!
So many waterfalls along the way!
We made it to the Upper Falls!
The trail was a paved and some of it was cantilevered along the canyon wall!
See our Facebook pages for videos of the waterfalls!! Next stop – Lake Louise!
We had lunch at the Chateau!
Some history of this historic tourist destination:
The sign is a bit weathered but has nice phots and info
This bird flew in for a photo op…
Next stop at Yoho National Park was Emerald Lake – a pretty shade of green!
Next stop – the Natural Bridge on the Kicking Horse River!
Our last stop in Yoho was at the confluence of the Yoho River and the Kicking Horse River.
It started to drizzle and then rain as we came to the viewpoint here, and trees blocked the view, but you can sort of make out the difference in the color of the water where these 2 rivers meet up!
We headed back to the campground after a full day of hiking, lunch and sightseeing!
On a rainy Thursday morning, June 23rd, we headed off to Jasper at 8:50 after a quick stop at the nearby rest area to use the dump station. Acey’s mileage is 86,527.3, Thor’s 104,238 and we have put 2,060.3 miles on our bicycles.
The rain stopped and it was a beautiful day!
As we passed under this land bridge, we spotted a black bear — that little black speck on the left side, almost out of the photo!
It appeared to be snowing high up in the mountains
We drove past Blue Lake
The weather began to change – more rain!
Soon the rain turned to SNOW!!
After a while, we were out of the snow, and it was clear again – and we saw ELK!
We passed by another glacial lake.
We stopped for diesel in Jasper and arrived at the Hinton/Jasper KOA in Hinton about 3pm – and more rain! More Adventures in Alberta await!