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Jasper National Park

The photos speak for themselves. It was a rainy, foggy day with intermittent clearing. This created an added element of interest to the incredible beauty that surrounded us. Shortly after entering the park we sat in the car and observed a little black bear devouring red, ripe "buffalo berries" along the roadside. The bear was not deterred by all the cars & sightseers taking photos. Black bears can eat up to 250,000 of the berries per day! We visited Maligne Canyon (formed by the Maligne River which was named by a Belgian priest, in 1856.) It was so named because he had trouble crossing the raging river with his horse. (Maligne means evil or wicked.). We hiked to the Athabasca & Sunpatwa Falls. (Photos) Connie & I left Richard & Benny on their own for the evening and we headed for downtown Jasper to explore, shop & eat. We ate at the Jasper Brewing Company's "Brew Pub & Eatery." Highly recommend. We shared warm German pretzel fondue and elk crostini. A day to remember. Off to Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise & Banff tomorrow.

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