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The two RV Gypsies drove into Alberta, Canada:
Jasper and the Icefields Parkway, then on to Banff
July 31 - August 4, 2015

Icefields Parkway map

Alberta is bounded to the west by British Columbia, to the south by Montana-USA, to the east by Saskatchewan and to the north by the Northwest Territories. The Capital of Alberta is Edmonton. Fantastic Scenery everywhere! And plenty of wildlife.

welcome to Alberta sign speed limit sign

Below - There is a daily fee to drive on the Icefield Parkway - money well spent because the Icefield Parkway has some of the most beautiful scenery the two RV Gypsies have ever seen - lakes, mountains, waterfalls and more around every corner, and the scenery just kept getting more awesome by the minute.

The Icefield Parkway joins the Jasper and Banff National Parks in the most breathtaking beautiful drive throughout the entire parkway. The Icefield Parkway is considered a scenic drive, not a transportation corridor. That's why you need to buy a park pass to drive the parkway. Large trucks are banned and the speed limit is leisurely. The Icefield Parkway passes within viewing distance of seven ice fields (large upland glaciers) and 25 smaller glaciers and so much more.

Icefields Parkway payment area Icefields Parkway payment area

These campgrounds do not accept reservations, and the sign said that all the campgrounds were full except Whistlers and Snaring River Overflow. So the two RV Gypsies drove to Whistlers Campground.

campgrounds full sign bear warning sign
Welcome to Jasper sign Icefield Parkway Hwy 93 sign

Upon arriving at Whistlers, the two RV Gypsies were told that the campground was full even though they have 781 sites, but they could pay and go to Snaring River Overflow, which is dry camping. The two RV Gypsies don't like dry camping, but didn't have a choice.

Whistelers campground sign

Below: The roads to Snaring River Overflow. Note: Be sure to read directions correctly and don't let the signs fool you. Do NOT turn left into the campground that is in that area (especially if you have a big coach), but DO go over the bridge and turn right into the big empty field that is Snaring River Overflow.

The roads to Snaring River Overflow Snaring River Overflow - a big empty field

Below: view from the dining room window of the two RV Gypsies RV at Snaring River Overflow. What a great yard to have.

view from the RV of the two RV Gypsies

The two RV Gypsies parked in the big open field. No hook-ups. No Wi-Fi. No TV. But they did have peace and beautiful scenery. Lots more RVs came in the next few days.

The two RV Gpysies RV The two RV Gpysies RV

The two RV Gypsies took a drive into the town of Jasper. They were also here in August of 2009. The town of Jasper is amid the serene mountain setting of Jasper National Park, which is north of Banff National Park and is the largest of Canada's mountain national parks.

Welcome to Jasper sign bear carving on a park sign
Lee Duquette with a big hotdog and ice cream coen totem pole in the town of Jasper

The two RV Gypsies got a glimpse at the butt of some wildlife as they scampered up a hill.

butts of some wildlife butts of some wildlife
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