Calgary Expatriation

Episode 29

26th December, 2006

Following Christmas in Banff with Glenn and Kaarin, I headed on up to Jasper to do one last tour of the magnificent Icefields Parkway, but this time in winter. I was hoping that with few cars on the road I might see a little more wildlife. As it turned out, the wildlife found me.

Above & Below: Big-horn sheep take control of the road along the Icefields Parkway, licking it for the salt. Luckily there wasn't much traffic as it was the middle of winter and much of the Icefields Parkway was thick with snow and ice.

Above: The frozen Athabasca Falls, which is powered by the runoff from the massive Columbia Icefield.

Below: Whilst driving around nearby Jasper I came across this large Elk who wasn't particularly concerned by my presence. To be fair, neither would I if I had a set of antlers like that!