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-[{{:​terris_travelogue:​canada:​icefield.jpg|  ​Well it is an ice-field}}]I must admit to being slightly less than enthusiastic at writing up todays diary - the weather on our journey back down to Banff has been cold and wet. When you put the two together, we have driven through rain, then sleet, then snow. I know we're in the Rockies - but I was not expecting this at the end of May. This makes the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise a long and dreary road, instead of the tourist attraction it is supposed to be. And many of the walks off it are closed, as they are still blocked with snow. So there isn't much to do en route either. ​+[{{:​terris_travelogue:​canada:​icefield.jpg|  ​Blizzard? A bit of snow and low cloud}}]I must admit to being slightly less than enthusiastic at writing up todays diary - the weather on our journey back down to Banff has been cold and wet. When you put the two together, we have driven through rain, then sleet, then snow. I know we're in the Rockies - but I was not expecting this at the end of May. This makes the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise a long and dreary road, instead of the tourist attraction it is supposed to be. And many of the walks off it are closed, as they are still blocked with snow. So there isn't much to do en route either. ​
  
 One thing we did want to do was the bus ride in the Columbia Ice-fields. We arrived at the Ice-fields Centre in a raging snowstorm! It was a total white-out. Buses of tourists (who had obviously pre-booked and couldn'​t back out) were going up - but I very much doubt if they could have seen the ice-sheet they were driving on, never mind any kind of a view! Reluctantly we decided that a tour would be a waste of money, so hit the cafe for an expensive and dodgy hamburger before wending on our way. One thing we did want to do was the bus ride in the Columbia Ice-fields. We arrived at the Ice-fields Centre in a raging snowstorm! It was a total white-out. Buses of tourists (who had obviously pre-booked and couldn'​t back out) were going up - but I very much doubt if they could have seen the ice-sheet they were driving on, never mind any kind of a view! Reluctantly we decided that a tour would be a waste of money, so hit the cafe for an expensive and dodgy hamburger before wending on our way.
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