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Sea­son of Spring

Travelers need to know two

RV series two

Camping, parking...

Traveling in the off season, is not the best time to travel if you like to take in all the attractions and activities. Many of the services were closed even the tourist information outlets! Lucky for you, the Jasper info centre does stay open year round.

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Photo from Cove Bay Recreational Site, Kitamaat, B.C.

Jasper is a national park and it is no different though the seasons, campgrounds close, but there is one site (Wapiti winter) open year round, almost.  For up to date information about those off season camping. Here is the web link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ/ete-summer/camping/info-camping.aspx

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Off season camping can encounter frozen lakes

Here is the sad news, when in Jasper, all the RV sites are fee based, unless you don't mind those rest areas along the highway, there are time limits on how long you can rest for. If it is just for a couple of hours, nobody in their right mind will give you a hassle on taking a rest and park. It is definitely safer for you and me both.

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The glacier behind is Bear Glacier, on the road to Stewart B.C.

When in town, there are several large parking lots that  can accommodate larger motorhomes and you can park all day FREE and enjoy the town activities, restaurants and shops. Some trailheads do not accommodate RV's like the Edith Cavell road, if you are over 7 meters (23feet), there is a parking lot for those large RVs prior to the 14km (8.6miles) road to Edith Cavell.

What to do when your water tanks are full? Follow us @ExploreJasper for the next RV series coming soon...

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Travelers need to know one

RV series one

Services, Fuel

On a recent recreational vehicle(RV) trip to plot out attractions and must see areas in north west British Columbia (BC). The purpose of the trip was a work combined with some fun in the process. The insight we gathered on how travelers find their way around new destinations was quite an eye opener. When you live in a tourist town, you tend to forget how the visitors need information that is second hand to a local.

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Located on the south side of Connaught Drive and Hazel , No propane

What's this got to do with Jasper? Well, we have neglected to tell you about certain services that are available to RV travelers that visit Jasper, like the simplest things like fuel.

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Located on the north side of Connaught Drive and Hazel, no propane

Propane is use for BBQ and for motor vehicles, and there is only one outlet in town, the Petro Canada on Balsam Ave, and of course after a certain time, they stop pumping, pretty safe to get help on working hours, if they are short handed, forget getting about your vehicle getting filled. Diesel, there was only one until last summer of 2015 all three gas stations retro fitted their pumps to include Diesel, so we are good there. Hint on this is, if you are visiting on a long weekend, make sure you fuel up before you find your camp spot for your vehicle, as it has been known that the tanks at the station run dry. You will thank us for this tip.

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The only one carrying propane, located on north side of Connaught Drive and Balsam
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Located on north side of Connaught Drive and Balsam, only one with propane

There are only four campsites with power hook ups, follow us on our next article to find out more on traveling with a recreational vehicle.

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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.

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Mar­mot Bas­in with­out it’s white glo­ry

Oh, well we still get to #love­na­ture on the prairie.

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Jack got this #30x30challenge down
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Mount Tekar­ra, beau­ti­ful from all angles 

It is also the sec­ond day of the nature chal­lenge men­tioned by David Suzuki FDN. It is the #30x30challenge and to get you to enjoy the nat­u­ral beau­ty we take for grant­ed. So get out­doors for 30 min­utes a day for 30 days in May.

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Walk­ing the plank…literally it is a wob­bly plank

Access to this area is not marked, it is one of those wild­land trails that Parks Canada does not main­tain.

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Enjoy­ing a cool shade

Access: aprox­i­mate­ly 11km from Jasper on the left side when dri­ving south on the Hwy 93

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Whistlers Moun­tain

2016

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Hiking Snaring River Spring Time

Snaring River

Explor­ing areas like this is just what we like about liv­ing in Jasper.  Snar­ing river is beside a camp­ground which is closed until sum­mer rolls around.

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This camp­site is a walk in camp. Park your car and car­ry your out­door equip­ment to your site and set up. Not to wor­ry, it is not a very long walk to the tent pads.

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Art find­ing an ice shelf to hide in

This explorato­ry trip is not about camp­ing though, it’s about hik­ing on the river while there is enough ice on the banks to sup­port us up river.

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Open water is com­mon along the stretch of the river.

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Good flow runs under­neath the Ice shelves.

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Some nar­row shelves, but still pass­able.

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End of the line, the river spans from cliff side to cliff side, end of our tour.

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Art, Reg, Heather
2016

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