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Journey Through Smoky Haze – Part 4

Jasper National Park is the biggest national park in Canada. Driving directly from Banff National Park to Marmot Lodge, our hotel in Jasper, should have been only 4 hours. But we stopped at multiple sites along the way to take photos of beautiful scenery and spectacular landscape.  We arrived the hotel in the late afternoon.

Comparing the downtown area between Banff and Jasper, we found Jasper is much more quiet and calm. We spent a couple of hours at the main walking streets exploring the area before we headed back to our hotel. We stayed only a night and continued our journey to Sun Peaks, another ski resort nearby Kamloops.

When we checked in at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, we got complementary tickets for the chair lift. We spent a few hours strolling around this artificial Alpine Ski Resort area. We took a chair lift trip for 30 minutes overlooking the resort from the mountain at sunset. The resort was established two decades ago which is relatively new comparing to what we have in Europe.

We had impression that the number of foreigner staffs are far more than locals. Out of curiosity, we asked a young Australian staff at a souvenir shop about this. She told us that many Australians take two-year visa to work and live in Canada after they finished their university degree. A decade ago, it was possible to renew the visa until they get Canadian citizenship. But the current immigration rules have changed after the recent immigration crisis.

We had just a day to enjoy the beauty of peace and silent in Sun Peaks Resort. After overnight stay at the resort, we continued our road trip to Vancouver.

To be continued…

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