Our Rocky Mountain honeymoon was split into two parts, Jasper and Waterton. This post is about Jasper. For a wedding or a honeymoon, Jasper is a fabulous spot.
On July 12 we left Lake Louise and headed up the Icefields Parkway to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, where we found wine and cheese waiting for us on arrival with a nice card. We were delighted, as we hadn’t eaten all day. The cabin was very nice, with a living room, bedroom and a lovely bathroom with a jacuzzi. The front porch was pretty cool as well.
We took it pretty easy on our honeymoon, chilling on the deck overlooking the lake, soaking in the hot tub and doing a little sightseeing. We could have easily stayed longer. I highly recommend staying at the Fairmont, as although it was a little out of town (around 5 minutes), it was quiet, right on a lake, and handy to Maligne Lake Road.
Here are a few photos from our short time in Jasper.
The Columbia Icefields, just south of Jasper. We walked up the path for a close-up view of the glacier, but I liked these shots I took from from further away.
The deck at the main lodge has a very pretty summer view. We spent a whole afternoon on the deck drinking cocktails. With a vew like this, who wouldn’t?
We got dressed up in our wedding clothes for some bridal portraits. I love the mountains, and the more photos of my wedding dress the better. Between the tripod, myself and Mark, we ended up with some great shots.
My new husband kept trying to eat the bouquet.
We headed back to the cabin to take some more pics.
We were pretty keen to see Maligne Lake, so we booked the cruise. We were greeted by gloomy weather, not the blue sky I was wishing for. Luckily the rain stopped.
We hopped on the boat, and we finally got to see Spirit Island.
After the cruise, I investigated the boathouse.
Jasper has no shortage of scenery. This is Pyramid Lake. We spent an hour or so there early in the morning, waiting for perfect light and reflections in the water.
We happened to see the Rocky Mountaineer while we were in town. It was just about to leave so I quickly grabbed a photo.
On the way out of town, we checked out Maligne Canyon. The canyon was quite amazing and the cloudy conditions were perfect for photography.
Athabasca Falls was the last stop before heading back home to Canmore. These roaring falls are well worth a visit.
That’s it for part 1. Stay tuned for part 2 next week.