This has taken far too many snatched hours to put together, but the photos were too good to let languish. In February we visited Alberta for a wedding, and were lucky enough to have clear weather for the drive from Calgary to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway, past spectacular mountains and glaciers. Other highlights were an ice-walk into the frozen Maligne Canyon, like a limestone cave but made of ice and outdoors; driving through near-whiteout conditions on Highway 16 to Edmonton (coming soon to a gaming console near you); and enjoying the frost and snow at –20°C. All captured here, with bonus elk.

13 April 2009 · Travel

Thanks Rory - lovely photos

Added by Jon on 14 April 2009.

Cheers, Jon, glad you liked them.

Added by Rory on 14 April 2009.

Beautiful. Not been in that neck of the woods for 27 years, but still remember it very fondly. I loved the Athabasca glacier particularly.

Added by Jen on 22 April 2009.

It would look a fair bit smaller now than 27 years ago, I'll bet. (Nice to hear from you, Jen!)

Added by Rory on 23 April 2009.