Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: August 28, 2015

Kimchi House: “Lovely Korean food”

I was surprised to find a Korean place in Jasper, but boy, what a pleasant surprise it was. This is a really excellent restaurant with lovely authentic Korean food.

We arrived quite late (at about 21.30u), but that wasn’t a problem. We ordered the dinner for two persons consisting of Kun Man Doo (fried dumplings), Woo dong (wonton soup), Bulgogi (beef) and spicy dak bulgogi (chicken) with rice. We didn’t have to wait longer than ten minutes before the food arrived at our table.

The portions were huge and the food was exquisite. Very, very tasty. We were very hungry but had a hard time finishing all the gorgeous food.

Highly recommend this place.

Kimchi House, 407 Patricia Street, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-5022

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about Kimchi House also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 5/5.

The Strawberry Moose Snackery: “Lovely place to have a snack or a quick lunch”

This snackery is right across from the information centre for Wells Gray Provincial Park. I can really recommend this place. Honest, freshly baked goodies. I ordered a wrap which was absolutely delicious! The tuna salad was fresh and I loved the fact that the wrap itself was strawberry couloured. With my wrap I drank a lovely strawberry smoothie. My food was totally in sink with the name of the eatery.

I was great eating outside on the lovely terrace and enjoying the sun.

O yeah, and the free wifi worked very good! Which is rather exceptional in Canada’s national parks.

The Strawberry Moose Snackery, 425 Eden Rd P.O Box 5, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N0, Canada
+1 250-674-2123

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about The Strawberry Moose Snackery also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.

Lac le Jeune Resort: “Great hotel at the lakeshore”

If you like nature, this is the place for you. Location is key and Lac Le Jeune is situated right at the lakeshore of the gorgeous Lac Le Jeune. Lots of birds, squirrels and chipmunks to enjoy. The owners of the hotel have put bird feeders everywhere, so you can enjoy those lovely creatures from upclose.

The rooms are spacious and a bit old fashioned. Beds were good and the bathroom was clean. The rooms don’t have airconditioning, only a ceiling fan. It wasn’t very warm during our stay, so we didn’t mind. It is a pity though that there is no refrigerator in the room. The hotel is far away from everything, would be nice to have a place to keep your drinks cool. There is no elevator, so you’ll have to carry your luggage up on the stairs.

We stayed in the hotel for three nights and on arrival promptly got offered an upgrade for our second and third night. We got changed to a room with a better view for the same price. Very thoughtful!

Staff is super friendly and will give you lots of tips where you can find wild life. We really loved our little canoo trip on the lake. I was very happy to be able to capture the beautiful loon on camera.

Breakfast and dinner are both outstanding. Very, very good. Options for dinner are limited, but very tasty. The breakfast buffet was lovely, with lots of different options to choose from. Really enjoyed all the fresh fruit. Tip: do try their blueberry pie. This was honestly the best I’ve had in my whole life.

Lac le Jeune Resort, Lac le Jeune Rd. off Coquihalla Hwy., 29 km southwest of Kamloops, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 6B8, Canada

Stayed July 2015. You can find my review about Lac le Jeune Resort also on TripAdvisor. My scores: rooms 4/5, cleanliness 3/5, service 5/5.

Hell’s Gate Airtram: “A force of nature”

An amazing trip over this gorgeous canyon. It is a pity that the ride in the cable car only lasts a few minutes.The suspension bridge gives you quite a view on the powerful currents of the Fraser river. The café was a disappointment though: mediocre food at best. My salmon chowder had way too much pepper in it and the fries were swimming in salt. There is also a huge touristic shop which we just skipped. We loved the exhibition about the fishing ways: really interesting, although it felt rather dated and could use a make-over.

I do have to say I found the airtram too expensive compared to the attractions on the other side of the canyon. The icecream was very nice, though.

Hell’s Gate Airtram, 43111 Trans Canada Hwy Boston Bar, Hope, British Columbia V0K 1C0, Canada
+1 604-867-9277

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about Hell’s Gate Airtram also on TripAdvisor.