Ideally, I’d like to start this off by saying we woke up at the crack of dawn with birds chirping and the smell of nature in the air. But that would be misleading, because in reality we woke up many times throughout the night – frozen, sore, and with the not-so-lovely sounds of a woodpecker on the tree next to our camp. After boiling some water for instant coffee and oatmeal we were on the road to the Columbia Icefield Glacier to test out the new glacier sky walk. We arrived just after 10am and were surprised by the overwhelming amount of people there….
Just kidding; we were the ONLY ones there. Because it was so dead quiet, a worker even offered us a free VIP walking tour.It was ideal for perfect photos and even better, we got to be tourists without the interruptions of all those other annoying tourists.
Post-glacier skywalk and hike we headed back to Jasper to visit a friend of mine who works at the Fairmont resort and offered to take us on a canoe ride. I have seen her stunning pictures, but nothing prepared me for the absolutely breath taking clarity of the water with the mountains in the distance. We could not have been happier with the warm sun and peaceful day.
Our happy bubble quickly burst as I checked my watch and realized I had to write an exam for an online class I was taking in less than an hour. Tired, anxious, and stressed out we made our way to a busy Tim Hortons. Needless to say, it wasn’t by best exam I have ever written. Afterwards, we went back to our campground, made a fire, cooked a DELICIOUS meal, read our books, and snuggled into our not-so-warm tent.