Mp3 track of the day: If I ruled the world - Jamie Cullumn
Weather: Good, the sky was white with cloudy
Looking up at the sky it was cloudy but very clear, therefore I decided to go on the tramway. The tramway travels up Whistler mountain (which was the mountain outside my hostel) which currently was the only way up due to a recent sighting of a Grizzly Bear on the footpath. I walked up to the tramway and handed in my 'free pass' (which worked ... huzzar!). On the tram there was a guy who did a quick talk about the mountain and the surrounding area.
- One option was a direct link 8:30am - 12pm down the Icefield Parkway which cost around $68.00
- Option two was a tour which went along the Icefield Parkway (8:30 - 16:00), stopped at various sights, stopped if there were any animals along the way and went to the Columbia Icefield (which you could go onto for an additional $50.00) for $93.00. Plus it picked me up at my Jasper hostel and dropped me off at my hostel in Lake Louise.
Once I had this information I then went to the local library to use the internet to book my hostel at Lake Louise. I then returned to 'sundog' tours and booked the Icefield Parkway tour with the hot Canadian Chick (to be honest, if she was selling an epileptic baboon I think I still would have purchased it). I decided that, for an additional $25.00, the tour would be much better as the Icefield Parkway is supposed to be one of the best roads to drive in the world.
Once this was done I headed back to the hostel and asked up increase my stay for another day (until Friday); luckily there was room and so I then had tea and, as it was Tuesday, worked out my daily average spending.
£51.32!!! Ouch ... I'm a little over and that doesn't include the tour I've just booked. To save some cash I have decided to only have 2 nights in Lake Louise and 2 nights in Banff; this means that my Greyhound pass will still be vaild for the 16hr trip from Banff to Vancouver (which is roughly the same price as the tour).
After this I put my name down for the free hike to Pyramid mountain on Thursday and went to sleep ... wondering what delight tomorrow would bring.