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.


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


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.


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.

Yumi at the bor­der
Smi­ley face
Snow break­ing to the ground
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