After waking up early almost every day thus far, on Wednesday, we decided to let the rain keep us in bed a little longer than normal. The plan was to spend the first part of the day hiking and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy whenever we felt like it. Based on it's Yelp & Trip Advisor reviews, we chose Patricia Street Deli for some sandwiches and Coco's Cafe for breakfast. My Yelp reviews reiterate their greatness.
As I say, I'd recommend parking at Fifth or Sixth bridge and hiking up rather than down, like we did. Oh well, this is me at Fifth Bridge.
Maligne Lake. Along the way a park ranger approached us and asked, "Do you want to see a bear?" Um, ok!
Maligne Lake. This is the spot I'd definitely return to in nicer weather. It was tough to see the mountains with all the clouds. I started getting grumpy, so we did a quick walk around the gift shop, grabbed some warm drinks (mmm hot cocoa), and headed back into town.
Jasper Park Lodge. This one is much more rustic than the other two. Also, rather than one gigantic building, the lodge consists of a bunch of cabins and rooms scattered throughout their grounds.
Villa Caruso for dinner. I wrote another Yelp review about the meal and I'm still having dreams about that goat cheese. And the calamari. It was fantastic.
Thus, we wrapped up the night with a stroll around downtown Jasper. Next stop? Back to Calgary.