Category Archives: Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing Medicine Lake

Access: From Jasper, head South, Maligne Lake road, 35km

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Park­ing pull­outs along the stretch of the lake

Dis­tance: Short Walk

Activ­i­ties: Snow­shoe

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Win­ter is a won­der­ful time to explore this area where you can roam over the frozen lake and dis­cov­er some inter­est­ing areas like the canyon that is not reach­able in the sum­mer. The out­let of Maligne Riv­er is anoth­er area to explore, years ago, the caribou’s hang out here to for­age for food. Have not seen them for a while here, but they move area to area.

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Skating Pyramid Lake

Skating Pyramid Lake

Winter destination resort and open to public for winter activities. The skating area is maintained by Pyramid Lake Resort, they even have curling with wood stumps. There is horse drawn sleds to pull you around the lake for that romantic setting. Usually Jasper in January sets up some extra activities like dog sledding and mini festivals.


Access: From town, Pyra­mid Lake Road

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Along the lake, Pyra­mid Lake Resort

Activ­i­ties: Skating, Snowshoe, Horse Drawn Sled, Cross-country Ski


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Snowshoeing Pyramid Lake

Access: From town, Pyra­mid Lake Road

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Along the lake, Pyra­mid Lake Resort

Activ­i­ties: Snow­shoe / Cross-country Ski­ing


Pyramid Lake and ridge, snowshoeing

An explorato­ry trip to the ridge from Pyra­mid lake was fun and new. I guess ven­ture beyond goes with this post. We found some isother­mal  snow, mean­ing the snow is con­stant tem­per­a­ture through­out the snow­pack and if you step in it when it is soft, you will punch right through. Even snow­shoes will not help float you. Once we cleared the tree areas to the open areas, the snow was packed bet­ter. You will run into dif­fer­ent snow­pack where ever you go, so be pre­pared.

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Snowshoe Boundary Lake

Bound­ary Lake

A sim­ple short adven­ture with snow­shoes or skis if you like. This trail starts right at the Jasper / Banff bor­der, hence the name Bound­ary Lake. It is only about 1.5km to 2km from the bor­der sign. From Jasper, it will be just a lit­tle more than an hour. Many have dri­ven past this area miss­ing the chance to explore this area.

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Yumi at the bor­der
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Smi­ley face
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Snow break­ing to the ground
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Eddie on the bor­der

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Access: High­way 93 (Ice Field Park­way) South of Jasper approx­i­mately 105 kilo­me­ters.

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: At bor­der sign

Activ­i­ties: Snow­shoe, Hik­ing, Ski­ing


2016

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