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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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