^^^This photo doesn’t do justice to the milkiness of the water. A Google Image Search for Vermilion Crossing Kootenay National Park gives images of this water a turquoise color but here it was a very white/light gray opaque.
We stayed in Nelson at the Villa Motel. $100 and worth it. There’s an attached restaurant named Amanda’s. The building has seen better days but the staff were friendly and the food was great. Best night of sleep ever in a hotel. The bed was very comfortable, the TV was huge, and the shower had plenty of water pressure. It was clean and quiet. Outdated but they’re working on it.
Morning we ventured into downtown Nelson for a coffee and biscuit. Went to John Ward Fine Coffee. Ambiance is blah. Staff was blah. Pastries were blah. Coffee was excellent!
Took a short stroll around downtown Nelson and I’ve got to say…not impressed. I’ve heard many Spokane folks talk about Nelson and what a great little spot it is. Maybe I need to give it another chance.
This was the end of our Jasper trip. Next year we’re planning several excursions into BC and Alberta. We’ve fallen in love with Canada. The stereotype that Canadians are polite seems to ring true–and that is a very good thing!