Under sunny skies on the weekend, M and I went to Prosperous Lake Park just outside of Yellowknife.
We crossed the lake itself via a very busy ice road, a total of 14 km.
There was an ice fishing derby going on, which is why it was so busy. People were fishing, yes, but there were lots of snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Dogs and kids were running around and chasing each other, very much enjoying the bright sun and warmer temperatures.
Here’s a short clip of our trip across the lake.
It was a great day; sunny, warmer, windless. We returned home very happy after all the fresh air and bright light.
Alberta’s Jasper National Park is the largest park in the Rocky Mountains and was established in 1907.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Dark Sky Preserve and was also the backdrop for a Marilyn Monroe movie, “River of No Return.” It has one of my favourite hotels as well – Jasper Park Lodge.
If you like to hike, walk, kayak, canoe or just watch the animals, Jasper is wonderful. Loads of trails, lakes and rivers, and, of course, there are hot springs in which to relax those tired muscles after a good day of exercise amidst gorgeous scenery.