For some reason I had never ventured up to Maligne Lake while on my numerous trips to Jasper. It was an easy 45 minute drive from the town and it held some amazing views. We saw all the black bears along that road. We went for an a little canoe ride down the lake as it was perfect canoeing weather. So calm. The cool mountain air and the glacier fed lake made the 33° C day a bit more bareable. I am way to frightened to take my camera actually in the canoe but to be honest sometimes it's just nice to sit back and take it all in without the need to snap away.
We stopped at our car for a snack and this cheeky little Grey Jay wanted to share with us. I know you're not supposed to feed the animals but he practically stole it! Besides who can say no to that little dishevaled face!