Rocky Mountain Flowers

Rocky Mountain Flowers

Here are some of the wild­flow­ers of Jasper. From time to time, I come across species that I can­not rec­og­nize, get right or even find in the ref­er­ence in flower books. Please feel free to com­ment or toss me an email with the cor­rect name.

Calypso Orchid
Calypso Orchid
Brown Eyed Susan
Brown Eyed Susan
Blue Flax
Blue Flax
Common Butterwort
Com­mon But­ter­wort
Blue Eyed Grass
Blue Eyed Grass
Columbine
Columbine
Daisy
Daisy
Dryad
Dryad
Elephant Head
Ele­phant Head
Crocus
Cro­cus

Maligne Canyon Summer

Amazing deep canyon walls

One of the most spec­tac­u­lar gorges in the Cana­dian Rock­ies, sheers lime­stone walls plunge to depths of over 50 metres(165 ft.).  An inter­pre­tive trail winds its way from the pic­nic area across six bridges where you can catch the spray from the thun­der­ing Maligne River, or peer into the mossy depths.

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Infor­ma­tional map
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No fences here, use cau­tion
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Safety net
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view from above
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Frozen water­falls

Sum­mer has a dif­fer­ent charm to Maligne Canyon, although you can­not get right into the canyon itself, unless you are a Kayaker. You can how­ever walk along the the Canyon from above to view the beau­ti­ful water falls and gorges.

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good paths
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Good Park­ing area with the entrance close by
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Guided tours avail­able year round

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Nearby, between the Fifth and Sixth bridges, are the Rock Gar­dens and the Boul­der Gar­dens, Jasper’s fore­most climb­ing areas. In the win­ter, try your hand at a guided Canyon Tour across the floor of the frozen canyon.  This is a sight you’ll not want to miss!  The Tea House is open from March to early Novem­ber.

Maligne Canyon - Jasper
easy steps
Maligne Canyon - Jasper
Great for fam­ily fun

Maligne Canyon - Jasper

spec­tac­u­lar view

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Edna Lake

A lit­tle lake next to Tal­bot Lake, great place to float around or even fish for North­ern Pike. Easy access from the high­way.

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lit­tle more shel­ter from the wind
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Just below the sur­face you can see the fish
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A won­der­ful world beneath the sur­face

Maybe a scuba dive is in order here.753-Edna-lake

 

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Access: Hwy 16

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: 15 min­utes east of Jasper on HWY 16

Activ­i­ties: Canoe / Fish­ing / Wind Sail­ing


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Mt. Tekarra

This peak is named after an Iro­quois guide that lead the Paliser expe­di­tion through the Athabasca val­ley in the days of the fur trade. It has been rumored the name “Tekarra” loosely trans­lated as “Light Danc­ing on Water”.  So when you look on the water and see the shim­mer­ing light, you can say you saw Tekarra.

A great peak to sum­mit on a cool day. The pho­tos we took on this par­tic­u­lar day was hot and dry, lucky we found a nice lit­tle source of water for our adven­ture.

This is an all day adven­ture, take lots of water.

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The sum­mit dance
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Alpine Tarn, not a big fan of stag­nant water
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Found a small water source here
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Can you spot Mount Rob­son?
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Solar pan­els for the repeaters , these were installed here after they took down the Pyra­mid mtn instal­la­tion
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The end­less chain of the north­ern rock­ies
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Sig­nal moun­tain in the dis­tance

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Access: From Jasper head towards Maligne Lake road, Just prior to Maligne Canyon
Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From the start of Sig­nal Moun­tain / Sky­line just before Maigne Canyon

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Scram­bling / Bik­ing


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