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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Access to this area is not marked, it is one of those wildland trails that Parks Canada does not maintain.
Access: aproximately 11km from Jasper on the left side when driving south on the Hwy 93