Cycling the Icefields Parkway: Jasper to Banff

After spending a whole day baking chocolate chip cookies and savoury muffins (we still have a terrible fear of being hungry!), we were ready to board the two night Alaska Marine Highway passenger ferry from Haines, Alaska to Prince Rupert, Canada. The wonderful thing about this ferry is that you can sleep wherever you please (although perhaps not in the kitchen!). We chose the solarium, a section on the deck with heat lamps and an abundance of rickety old lounge chairs. On the deck we met a father and daughter duo who had cycled from the top of Alaska, and who were heading to Vancouver. We shared stories of our adventures (and bear sightings!), and tips for adding excitement to meals - ‘stea