Last night I landed in Ottawa, where it was 12 degrees Celsius and very humid. This was in stark contrast to the dry and crisp Alberta air in Jasper National Park, one of my favourite Canadian destinations.
I had an amazing trip. I snowshoed to the peak of Whistlers Mountain, explored the Athabasca Falls, and admired the emptiness of Maligne Canyon. I drove up to Medicine Lake, too, and gazed at the vast and empty expanse.
The last time I was in Jasper was in the summer of 2015 and the snow was melted, the rivers were flowing heavily, and the lakes were full. This was a vastly different experience. It was my first time in Jasper in the spring time, and I’ll definitely be back. Here is a photograph of the sunset atop Whistlers Mountain. Gorgeous! I could have died happily right then and there, but I’m glad I didn’t.
It rained most days, but that mattered little to me. I cocooned in my lodgings and booked a day at the spa at Jasper Park Lodge. I received a 90 minute massage, with an exceptional scalp and hair treatment using Moroccan Oil and proceeded to get a gel manicure and pedicure.
I’m obsessed with the colour aqua, because it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in nature. The colour of glacier melt, or icebergs. It’s gorgeous. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I chose a colour for my nails and toes that is very close to aqua! I love it.
I did a lot of soul searching and rebalancing on this trip. Sometimes I just need the quiet of nature to rebalance all the noise from urban living.
I’m in a really (really) good place and so damn happy. I couldn’t be happier!
Cheers, Nat xoxo