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Caribou Lake

Past Cavell Mead­ows

Alpine Flower Hawksbeard
Alpine Flower Hawks­beard
Caribou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Cari­bou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Past the meadows, Edith Cavell
Past the mead­ows, Edith Cavell
White Heather, Subalpine Flower
White Heather, Sub­alpine Flower
Pink Heather, Subalpine Flower
Pink Heather, Sub­alpine Flower
Cotton Grass, Edith Cavell
Cot­ton Grass, Edith Cavell
Caribou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Cari­bou Tarn, Edith Cavell

Going beyond the Cavell Mead­ows will bring you to a beau­ti­ful Alpine Tarn ( Cari­bou Lake ), the scenery opens up with breath­tak­ing Vis­tas.

Access: Via the Cavell Mead­ows

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Edith Cavell Park­ing

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Sights


Ski Tour Little Shovel Pass

Access: Maligne Lake Road

Parking: Yes

Trailhead: Skyline route, Maligne access, Signal, Wabasso

Activities: Sights / Hiking / Skiing

Ski tour Little Shovel Pass

Part of the Skyline Trail, this pass can be reached on a day tour either hiking or skiing. Along the way there is a hut operated by a local club. The hut is called Shangri-la. One of the locals favorite ski tour back country cabin. Seasonal closures are in effect, so check with Park Canada information centre prior to heading out on this journey.



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. Kitch­en­er, we built an authen­tic Igloo for our ulti­mate win­ter camp­ing expe­ri­ence.

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Glac­i­er mark­er over the years has reced­ed
The tongue of the Athabas­ca Glac­i­er
Doug Latimer with his heavy film­ing equip­ment
Nobody else to feed me grapes, so I’ll do it myself
Eddie the moun­tain man?
Vast ter­rain, expert­ly nav­i­gat­ed by Doug Latimer
When is this going to end?
Thick glac­i­er
pos­ing for the shot


We hit some excep­tion­al days, so our tour was quite spec­tac­u­lar and breath­tak­ing.  Doug Latimer need­ed to film some footage for his doc­u­men­tary “360 Degrees of Inspi­ra­tion”, we were lucky to be the recip­i­ents of his guid­ing skills.

Doug taking a time out to relax by the Igloo
Doug tak­ing a time out to relax by the Igloo

While we were build­ing the Igloo, an elec­tri­cal storm halt­ed our progress for what seem like an hour, sit­ting on non metal­lic items and feet on our rope to sep­a­rate us from the ground. It passed us with no issues.

After the night in the Igloo, I hap­pened to be the last one up, luck­i­ly I left the Igloo just before it col­lapsed. The day was inspi­ra­tional and breath­tak­ing with amaz­ing views 360 degrees worth. We sum­mit Mt. Kitch­en­er with plen­ty of day light and get some footage before the decent.


A ski tour for the memoirs

Access: From Jasper, head South, Hwy 93, 100 km

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From Park­ing Lot

Dis­tance: 20 — 24 km one way

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Ski­ing / Camp­ing

Ski Tour 2006