- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
thelibrarylady: The BC Rockies is gorgeous!! I like how lush BC’s Rockies are. Alberta’s Rockies are quite barren and rocky. (Plus, the grizzly bears have been pretty active around Jasper lately — so bad that Jasper banned the use of bear spray since it’s got pepper/food ingredient in it. That’s the last I’ve heard from a Jasper resident back in October 2015)
Yep, Jasper is very, very expensive. Groceries are expensive there. Maybe I should buy a national park pass this year since I’ve read that buying a pass this year will mean a free one for 2017. We never stop in Jasper — it’s expensive to even stop for a few hours.
Aw, your wedding is around East Kootenay area in BC? Hopefully the weather will be gorgeous for beautiful pictures! Early fall is going to be a nice time.
If you do go by Valemount, make sure to drop in the Valemount Swiss Bakery (cash-only; closed on Sundays/Mondays). Best pretzels and bread. We also chose Valemount as our venue mostly because it was more attractive not having to pay for park fees. In the late fall or during spawning time, you can see salmon crossing the Rearguard falls; I have yet to see this, but everyone in town was raving about it.