Category Archives: Summer

Sum­mer activ­i­ties

Canoeing Athabasca River

Explore the waterways and glacial fed lakes of Jasper.

Athabas­ca river is one of the fur trad­ing routes used by the voy­agers of yes­ter­day. Dis­cov­er the his­toric routes by tak­ing a tour on the Athabas­ca. There are raft­ing and canoe out­fit­ters that can guide you down some of the pristine wilder­ness that Jasper got to offer.

Get back to nature on your own if you have the courage to tack­le the rapids and obsta­cles that awaits you. You can pick-up some maps when you get into town at the Parks office and choose an adven­ture that suits you.

Taking a break on the banks of Athabasca River
Tak­ing a break on the banks of Athabas­ca River
athabasca-river-040559 Sambo, our favorite canoe dog.
Sam­bo, our favorite canoe dog.

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Ian and Sal­ly ham­ming it up.

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Taking a break on the banks of Athabasca River
Tak­ing a break on the banks of Athabas­ca River
View from back of the canoe
View from back of the canoe

 

Lakes with rentals:

Pyra­mid Lake

Beau­vert Lake

Maligne Lake

Oth­er lakes can be arranged with local out­door shops. See all canoe activ­i­ties

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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


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Mount Edith Cavell

Few sum­mits in the park can match Mount Edith Cavell’s jagged beau­ty. A small pow­der blue melt water lake and beau­ti­ful Angel Glac­i­er is eas­i­ly reached by a short self guid­ing trail at the foot of s the mountain’s north wall.

Parking lot prior to Ghost glacier falling
Park­ing lot pri­or to Ghost glac­i­er falling
Alpine freshwater, Edith Cavell
Alpine fresh­wa­ter, Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Moss Campion, Alpine flower
Moss Cam­pi­on, Alpine flow­er

Or take a tour with one of the links below for a full inter­pre­tive tour. The trail winds its way through the mass of boul­ders, rub­ble, sand and rock flour formed by the grind­ing and wear­ing of the rocks around the glac­i­er tongue.

Terry at the edge of the lake, Edith Cavell
Ter­ry at the edge of the lake, Edith Cavell

Anoth­er longer trail leads to pic­turesque Cavell Mead­ows. Neigh­bor­ing Dune Wall is a great multi-pitch climb­ing area. Just up the road is the start­ing point for the Ton­quin Val­ley trails. The road is open in the sum­mer only.

Edith Cavell Road
Edith Cavell Road

Win­ter, the road turns into a ski trail. Spend a few days at Cavell Hostel to enjoy super cross-country ski tour­ing at its max­i­mum.


Access: Hwy 93A — after the South park gates fol­low signs to Edith Cavell Road.

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From Park­ing Lot

Dis­tance: depends on how far you want to go

Activ­i­ties: Sight­see­ing / Hik­ing / Climb­ing


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