Morning came early in Valemount and we were soon headed off for our breakfast. BWP had a solution for keeping their included breakfast safe. All pastries were wrapped in plastic and the hot breakfast was cooked and wrapped in plastic in the kitchen ad delivered by attendants wearing gloves.
Our hunger satisfied, we packed up the car and drove into town in search of a thermometer to mail to our kids. No luck, as the drug store was not open.
We were soon back on the road and headed for Jasper about 90 minutes away. Along the drive, we stopped to enjoy the scenery, including a spectacular view of Mount Robson. We were very thankful when we crossed the BC/Alberta boundary, as there had been some discussion of closing provincial boundaries. Due to COVID 19, the park gates were unmanned and as such, there was no park pass fee.
Soon in Jasper, we opted to stretch our legs by hiking one of our favourite hikes up Pyramid Bench. The day, the trail and the views were glorious and we badly needed to stop sitting in a car and get some exercise. We passed nobody on the trail and only saw one other person in the parking lot.
Special Note: Due to a large influx of Park visitors this past weekend, all National Parks are now closed (as of midnight March 24/13) to everyone, except through traffic, business traffic and residents.
After our hike, we hit the Social Distancing window at Bears Paw Bakery for food and coffees and headed for Talbot Lake for a short picnic.
Time to head home and face reality…………..