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10 Things to Do in Jasper in the Summer

Visitors to the Rockies often don't make it past Banff and Lake Louise. But if you have the time, not only is it worth the drive to Jasper - one of the most scenic in Canada - but I recommend spending a few days in the Jasper area. Here are 10 things to do in Jasper and within an hour's drive in summer. Visit Patricia and Pyramid Lakes Drive to Patricia and Pyramid Lakes -…

Jasper in 24 Hours: 3 Exceptional Experiences

Don't despair if you're visiting Jasper and you only have 24 hours to see some sights. There's plenty you can accomplish in short order if you're prepared to have a full day. Recently I was in town and did exactly as described below. It was a great day and one I'd recommend to everyone. 3 Exceptional Experiences in Jasper - if you only have 24 hours Start the day in Jasper with a trip to…

Canada’s Most Scenic Drive: Banff to Jasper, Alberta

The drive between from Calgary all the way through to Jasper, Alberta is a treat. Once you're about 20 minutes west of Calgary you get into big sky country and from there it just gets better and better. Highlights include the area around Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Bow Lake and the Columbia Icefields. I personally think the drive between Banff and Jasper is the most scenic drive in Canada - though there is some close competition -…

What’s the Better Place to Visit in Summer – Banff or Jasper?

One of the questions I get asked a lot via email is what's the better place to visit - Banff or Jasper? So far the question has related to a summer or fall visit only. The bottom line for an answer - though it's wishy-washy, is that one town isn't better than the other UNLESS time is of the essence and you happen to be starting in Calgary. Under these circumstances, Banff would be my recommendation…

The Maligne Canyon Ice Walk in Jasper

The Maligne Canyon Ice Walk in Jasper National Park can be experienced from December until early April. We did it one year over an Easter weekend when it fell in April and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this fascinating and very fun half day tour. Kids love it as much as the adults do. We booked a tour, though I'm not normally a tour person, but this one was incredibly worthwhile; without a tour guide we would likely…

Winter in Jasper for Adventurous Travelers

If you are a traveler with an adventurous spirit then you'll love Jasper in winter. Before my recent winter trip, I'd spent all of three nights on three different occasions in Jasper. But it was always a quick visit - and really just a place to lay my head before dashing off on the next adventure. And I'd never visited in winter. For a diverse selection of winter outdoor adventures, you'll be thrilled at what's available in…

Snowshoeing in Jasper: The Medicine Lake – Watchtower Canyon Tour

I have succumbed to the charms of winter in Jasper. Apart from the mountain studded blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures - even in February, it's the sheer number of adventures available within minutes of town that has me hooked. I could live here. In another post I'll tell you about the fabulous downhill skiing at Marmot Basin and the thrill of climbing a 100 foot frozen waterfall (there's a first time for everything) but…

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