|Geese in Flight in the Early Morning Light|
|Panorama of the View from the Hotel|
|Looking down the Icefields Parkway|
The ride back to Calgary runs approximately 5 1/2 to 6 hours, so I had plenty of time to stop on the way, since my flight was not leaving Calgary for San Francisco until after 6 PM. In San Francisco, I was taken the red-eye back to Boston to arrive on Sunday morning.
Once I was on the Icefields Parkway, my first stop was Athabasca Falls. The color and power of the water coming over the falls was impressive. I continue down the Parkway, after I finish with the falls then stopped and did a panorama looking toward Mount Edith Cavel.
|Mount Edith Cavel|
|The Animal Bridge|
When I turned onto the TransCanada Highway, I took a picture of the bridge. that was created for the animals to across from one side of the road to the other.
I made it to Calgary in plenty of time to go through US customs without a hassle and then relax before my flight.
Banff and Jasper National Parks require a fee to visit, and the best way to pay the fee, especially if you going to be there more than 4-5 days is to buy the year pass.
Youth Individual (ages 6-16)
Adult Individual (ages 17-64)
Senior Individual (ages 65+)
Adult $ 9.80
Senior $ 8.30
Youth $ 4.90
Family/Group $ 19.60
Commercial Group, per person $ 8.30
Since I was there for eight days, I purchased the yearly pass, which is good to the end of October 2014 and will allow me entrance to any Canadian national Park that requires an entrance fee.