Winter Activities

Ski Tour Mt Kitchener

A second ski tour to the Columbia Icefield, when I got the call to do this trip, I did not hesitate to say heck ya! The approach to Mt. Kitchener starts at the toe of Athabasca glacier, the same goes for the Snow Dome tour. We took two days to reach the summit of Mt....
End of the line unless you have ice climbing gear

Two Valley Canyon

Canyon discoveries in Maligne Valley This gem is great year round, ice formations in the winter and water fall in the summer. Some adventurists repel the waterfall while it is fully gushing with water for thrills. This canyon is also nicknamed Bullshit Canyon (if...
Edge of the world

Edge of the World

Near Marmot Basin Just a short walk of the Marmot Basin road last bend just before the Marmot gates. There is no official parking, so when you park your vehicle in that corner, make sure the traffic is not blocked and you don't go too far that you get sucked into the...

Ice Climbing

Ice climbing has grown in popularity in recent years along with summer climbing, where most ice climbers start out. It’s amazing how many ice climbers are coming out of the woodwork.

Cross Country Ski - Explore Jasper

Cross Country Ski Summit Lakes

Summit Lakes, a 6km journey from the trailhead of Jacques Lake. This day was travelled by cross country skis.

Marmot Meadows - Explore Jasper

Cross-country Skiing Marmot Meadows

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Wind swept conditions

Cross-country Skiing Hidden Cove

Hidden Cove seems to be the most popular campsite since established.

Alpine Art cruising down Pyramid road

Cross-country Skiing Pyramid Lake Road

Track set on a trail towards Pyramid This would be a medium level due to the  inclines this track has to offer. It is not a stack loop system, in and out the same road. See how far you want to go and turn around when you are good and ready. 2008 RELATED LINKS My...
Sandra breaking trail

Cross-country Skiing Moab

This Lake is easier to get to now that Parks Canada extended the cross country ski trail access starting point on Hwy 93a further south this year. With the warm weather this winter, I am not sure how the condition of the snow is at time of writing this. [gallery...

Jasper Freeride Season Wrap Up

Jasper Freeride Club annual trek to the peak of Marmot Basin.

Marmot Basin

A small collection of Ski Patrol images from Marmot Basin.

Ski Tour Mt Kitchener

A second ski tour to the Columbia Icefield, when I got the call to do this trip, I did not hesitate to say heck ya! The approach to Mt. Kitchener starts at the toe of Athabasca glacier, the same goes for the Snow Dome tour. We took two days to reach the summit of Mt....

Winter Camping

Camping in the winter Camping does not stop when the snow falls. The back and front country campsites are still open if you care to brave the weather. This authentic Canadian pastime is fun when you are prepared to cozy up to a nice down filled sleeping bag or build...

Ski Tour Rink Lake

"Venture Beyond" is the motto for Jasper, so exploring is where we will go. With all the delayed access to some pristine skiing in the park, couple of the locals Dana Ruddy and Sean Elliott decided to explore some alternative routes to fill our days of skiing. One of...

Snowshoe Mouse Hole

The Mouse hole is what the locals call this place, obviously this area is only accessible when the conditions are right.

Snowshoe Watchtower Canyon

Exploring can be so rewarding even for a local that has lived here for so many years. Snowshoe into a new area, at least new to us.

Snowshoe Pyramid Lake Ridge

Explore snowshoeing beyond the regular trails.

Snowshoe Medicine Lake

Winter is a wonderful time to explore this area where you can roam over the frozen lake and discover some interesting areas

Snowshoe Boundary Lake

A simple short adventure with snowshoes or skis if you like. This trail starts right at the Jasper / Banff border

Ski touring with friends

Ski Tour Shangri-la

Back country hut Shangri-la A back country cabin nestled in a valley along the skyline trail. A locals favorite hideaway cabin that holds 4 persons comfortably, 6 if you want to get cozy. To stay in this place, you must register though the local ski club. The...
Alpine Art cruising down Pyramid road

Cross-country Skiing Pyramid Lake Road

Track set on a trail towards Pyramid This would be a medium level due to the  inclines this track has to offer. It is not a stack loop system, in and out the same road. See how far you want to go and turn around when you are good and ready. 2008 RELATED LINKS My...
Hogs Heaven

Hogs Heaven Adventure

Good Friends, Blue Skies, Deep Powder and The Element of Risk. A backcountry tour is never a boring adventure. This day was one of those days that many a backcountry enthusiast would never want to encounter. It started with a gorgeous inversion day. The valley was...

Skating Maligne Lake

Not too often you get the right conditions to skate here.

Skating Pyramid Xmas - Explore Jasper

Skating Pyramid Lake

Jasper in January sets up some extra activities like dog sledding and mini festivals.

Skating on frozen lake Mildred

Skating Mildred Lake

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge maintains a skating ovals in the winter. If you ever want to skate on frozen lake, this is one of the places to do so. Natural cracks do form on lakes, so beware that it does not have a perfect surface when skating. They also clear...
Women hockey League

Catch a local game

Sometimes we focus on the outdoors when we live in a wonderland. We can skate outdoors, but local games are fun to watch. Check out the activity centre ice rink for games that might be happening.

Skating free on Talbot Lake.

Skating Talbot Lake

Access: Hwy 16 Parking: Yes Trailhead: 20 minutes east of Jasper townsite Activities: Skating, Wind Surfing Skating Talbot Lake Talbot lake is usually windy and the surface of the ice is bumpy, so the right conditions are necessary to have optimal skating conditions....

Cat-Skiing

Snowmobile through the mountains and settle in a valley at the base of open and treed powder runs. There you will get lifted/towed to new heights, where you will ski or board deep untracked powder.

Snowcats & Snowmobiles

Hire a guide for amazing access to pristine grounds. Snowmobiling, accessible a short distance outside the boundarys of Jasper National Park in either east or west of Jasper. You can have the adventure of a lifetime. Try your driving skills on snow, spend couple of...

Jasper is unrivaled in the choice of what it offers visitors. Hiking, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, to wildlife watching to leisurely strolls on the shores of Maligne Lake; there is truly something for every age and taste. Explore this site with the links provided below to see the Jasper area. You can also request for some particular shots from us at Jasper Web Design.

While people come to Jasper to Ski, Hike, Canoe, Camp, Sight see, they also stay to enjoy our other attractions and activities   If you add a few more days to your Jasper adventure, we promise you an even greater experience to arouse the envy of your friends back home.

Summer Activities

Trail 4-7-13

The beauty about Jasper is that we have so many outdoor options, no snow? Well, biking is still an option. The labyrinth of trails makes it easy to pick one trail and switch your route at multiple intersection according to your whim. We wanted to check out the new...

Valley of the Five Lakes – Biking

A classic trail that is fairly busy for hikers and bikers alike. There are a couple of ways to access these beautiful lakes. For this post, we were on bikes using trails, 1, 9 and 12 to complete a loop from town.   Right from town, we head for Old Fort Point where you...

Trail 2 – Biking

Jasper has quite an extensive biking trails. This one is of Trail 2. BACKCOUNTRY CABINS Ton­quin Adven­tures Ton­quin Val­ley...

Big Bend

Big Bend is such an easy site to get to for camping or fishing. We chose the bikes to access this area since it is down hill from the Sunwapta Falls. Just cross over the bridge and the trail starts there.     Access: 55 km south of Jasper Parking: Yes Trailhead: Start...

Pyramid Mountain Climb

Scrambling the local backdrop A little misleading with the word climb, this trip is a multi sport event. Biking the first part is recommended and you will love the downhill when you are done with the summit. Once you are at the old base of the maintenance gondola, it...
Willow Creek warden cabin

Willow Creek

Be prepared to get your boots wet for this hike to one of the campsites on the North Boundary Trail. If you take the route from Celestine Lake, it takes about 33km, but if you take the route we took, it is only 13km. While driving to Rock Lake we encountered Elk, Goat, Sheep, Whitetail Deer and Mule deer.

brazeau-headwaters

Brazeau Headwater

Brazeau Headwaters “Your instincts are telling you something. Trust them and listen to them.” ― Ed Viesturs I had already been to the Swan Lakes once earlier in the summer, this time I wanted to push on towards the Brazeau headwater and come back via the Swan pass....

Big Bend

Big Bend is such an easy site to get to for camping or fishing. We chose the bikes to access this area since it is down hill from the Sunwapta Falls. Just cross over the bridge and the trail starts there.     Access: 55 km south of Jasper Parking: Yes Trailhead: Start...
Journey to Coronet Creek

Coronet Creek Adventure

Coronet Creek Camping I was a little hesitant in writing about this trip, because I wanted to keep it secret from the mass visitors to the area. Realizing that the best expeditions cannot be hidden away. This trip consist of watercrafts (canoes & sea kayaks) of human...

Saturday Night Lake

A quick little ride from town to reach this campsite. Perfect for that after work camping weekend. The site does need a little work on the picnic tables otherwise the tent pads, bear pole and fire pits are in working order. Getting around on mountain bikes are the way...
Crystal blue green lakes

Geraldine Lakes

The water falls are what most people go to see. but if you venture on to the upper lakes, you will be blessed with more spectacular views. Beautiful green lakes and rugged terrain makes this a classic half day hike or overnight camping. The lakes overflow into the...

Buffalo Prairie – Walking

Seems to be a favorite for dog owners to walk this field. We thought it would be fun to have a picnic by the stream. Big but coming here, as we forgot the picnic for the adults. Oh, well we still get to #lovenature on the prairie. It is also the second day of the...

Canoeing Athabasca River

Explore the waterways and glacial fed lakes of Jasper. Athabasca river is one of the fur trading routes used by the voyagers of yesterday. Discover the historic routes by taking a tour on the Athabasca. There are rafting and canoe outfitters that can guide you down...

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. Maybe a scuba dive is in order here.   Access: Hwy 16 Parking: Yes Trailhead: 15 minutes east of Jasper on HWY 16 Activities: Canoe / Fishing /...

Coronet Creek Adventure

Coronet Creek Camping I was a little hesitant in writing about this trip, because I wanted to keep it secret from the mass visitors to the area. Realizing that the best expeditions cannot be hidden away. This trip consist of watercrafts (canoes & sea kayaks) of human...

Pyramid Lake Beachside

Pyramid Lake day use area A winding road leads to Patricia and Pyramid lakes where fishing, picnicking, boating (no gas motors allowed), and hiking are extremely popular. There are bbq fire pits along the south shores of this lake. Day use only, don't try to camp out...

Athabasca Island

Picture yourself on a deserted island,  in the middle of the river, Rocky Mountain style. Haul your camping gear for a night or two. Let the river take you effortlessly downstream. It is always better when the water is high. Bring your own firewood, as there won't be...
Journey to Coronet Creek

Coronet Creek Adventure

Coronet Creek Camping I was a little hesitant in writing about this trip, because I wanted to keep it secret from the mass visitors to the area. Realizing that the best expeditions cannot be hidden away. This trip consist of watercrafts (canoes & sea kayaks) of human...
Athabasca Falls - Explore Jasper

Athabasca Falls

The headwater comes from the Columbia Glacier about 70 kilometers south. Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, The Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholes are created by the sheer...
Lower Falls of Sunwapta

Sunwapta Falls

If you are traveling from the South, you will pass, Athabasca Glacier, you might even take on a ride with Brewster's Ice Explorer. The Athabasca Glacier is the head waters for this turbulent river. At the falls, the Sunwapta River abruptly changes course from...
Elks along the river

Early float on the Athabasca river

March seems a little early to play on the river, but this year has been warm and some of the channels are open for a float. We explored from Alpine Village to Sixth bridge. ...
Rafting Athabasca River

River Classes

Rivers in and around Jasper National Park River difficulty is rated using the six part International Scale of River Classification System. Individual rapids are called classes, while sections are called grades. This rating system is a reference to general guide of...
Fly fishing on the Athabasca river

Fishing

Fishing stories, you gotta love them Fly fishing, Spincast, whatever your choose, a bad day of fishing is better than any day at work. Lots of streams, rivers and lakes in Jasper National Park and surrounding areas outside the park for you to enjoy. Fantastic fishing...
Maligne Lake - Fishing - Jasper

Maligne Lake Fishing

Fishing on Maligne Lake Maligne Lake is one of the lakes that you can go fishing in Jasper National Park, where the scenery is as beautiful as the sport of Fishing. The weather was hot this particular day and it was about time, as this year started out cold and it...
Skating Beaver Lake - Jasper

Skating Beaver Lake

There was a time when dogs can roam the Maligne valley, when a park really feel free. Just like skating on a frozen lake in the great wide open. The access to this pristine area is just 2 km from the parking at the south end of Medicine Lake. This is just one of many...

Aquatic Centre

Local indoor aquatic centre

Miette Hot Springs

Only open when the Miette road is. Summer access.

Ultimate Frisbee

Lots of wide open spaces in our park, throwing a disc around is a nice past time to get some exercise and catching up with friends. RELATED LINKS: Alpine Art Eco-Tours ( Guided Eco Tours ) Jasper Adven­ture Cen­tre ( Guided Tours ) Jasper Rid­ing Sta­bles (Pyra­mid...

Swimming

Swimming in Jasper National Park Jasper Aquatic centre has an indoor pool where you can swim indoors. Miette Hot Springs has various pools, but really made for swimming, more like soaking. If you have a hearty soul, you can just about swim on any lakes and rivers in...

Leech Lake

Locate on the 93a hwy, this lake is a great place to relax and if the temperature is right, a great place to take a dip and cool down. "Garra rufa have been integrated into a spa treatment where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. While the doctor fish...

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