March in the Canadian Rockies - I love you, Alberta (Part I)

Although we were met with incredibly bad weather, the Canadian Rockies surpassed my expectations ten fold. We visited Banff for the first 3 nights, Jasper for the next 2 and ended our adventure in Kananaskis County for two nights. Our drive down the Icefields parkway from Banff to Japser was one of low visibility - heartbroken, I knew that we could try again on our 5 hour drive to Kananskis in 2 days. Well, the Parkway was closed down a day later for the next three days due to more avalanches then they had seen in a while.

Thanks to the ice climbers in Jasper who gave us a heads up -  we found another way Kananaskis - it took us nine hours and we went through just about every weather you could think of - but it was an adventure & that's more then I could ask for. 

NOT our rental - we reserved a Jeep but were given an AWD vehicle that skidded often and that I had to get unstuck multiple times

NOT our rental - we reserved a Jeep but were given an AWD vehicle that skidded often and that I had to get unstuck multiple times

Bow Valley post hike to frozen waterfalls 

Bow Valley post hike to frozen waterfalls 

Two mushers I found at the continental divide trail 

Two mushers I found at the continental divide trail 

Incredible spot in Banff 

Incredible spot in Banff 

I have a thing with Jeeps 

I have a thing with Jeeps 

This is the type of visibility we had on the Icefields Parkway... AKA "One of the top five most beautiful drives in the world."

This is the type of visibility we had on the Icefields Parkway... AKA "One of the top five most beautiful drives in the world."

Common sights in Alberta 

Common sights in Alberta 

Zero visibility 

Zero visibility 

Ice climbers in Maligne Canyon 

Ice climbers in Maligne Canyon