Pyramid Lake, Jasper Alberta

WE spent the morning in Jasper, walking around the picturesque mountain town which has something to offer for every traveler. We explored the town’s charming shops and stopped by an internet cafe to catch up on some emails. In the afternoon, we headed to Pyramid Lake, a stunning lake near Jasper that is surrounded by majestic mountains. The lake was formed during the last ice age, around 10,000 years ago, and has since become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

We went for a hike along the lake, taking in its natural beauty and observing the local wildlife. Patty was so taken with the lake that she decided to return the next day for a paddleboarding session. During our hike, we were lucky enough to spot some baby fawns and saw some canoes out on the water.

To celebrate my 76th birthday, we went back to the Pyramid Lake Lodge for dinner. The lodge, which was built in the early 1930s as a fishing and hunting lodge, is nestled on the shores of the lake, offers stunning views and a cozy atmosphere. We enjoyed a delicious meal and raised a toast to another year of adventures. Click on thumbnail to view image

Paddleboarding on Pyramid Lake

We began our morning with an early return to Pyramid Lake where my Patty embarked on a peaceful paddle on her paddleboard. The calm waters provided a stunning backdrop for the gorgeous mountain reflections, creating a truly memorable experience. I chose to hike along the shoreline, taking in the beauty of the lake and capturing photos of Patty as she practiced yoga on her board.

The peaceful morning was elevated even further when a family of loons joined Patty on her paddle, following her for several hundred yards. This added a touch of magic to an already breathtaking experience.

After a morning spent at the lake, we headed to the Folding Mountains Brewery for some well-deserved sustenance. The brewery offered a delicious selection of food and beer, providing the perfect ending to a peaceful and rejuvenating day.