Pyramid Mountain - Jasper Alberta

Pyramid Mountain Climb

The hike is fairly steep and hands on, so it is rated scrambling in my books. Scrambling the local backdrop A little misleading with the word climb, this trip is a multi sport event. Biking the first part is recommended and you will love the downhill when you are done...
Athabasca Falls - Explore Jasper

Athabasca Falls

The headwater comes from the Columbia Glacier about 70 kilometers south. Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, The Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholes are created by the sheer...
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Opal Hills

Located in the Maligne valley. This trailhead starts at Maligne lake.

Sulfur Skyline

Sulfur Skyline This day hike is fairly straight forward as you park your vehicle in the hot springs parking lot, probably will be greeted with the Big Horn Sheep's tongue. The sheep love to lick minerals off the parked vehicles here. The trailhead is just behind the...
Morning fog at Miette Camp

Miette Packtrail Adventure

"Why not hike a trail for a change" kept ringing in my head as I was planning another excursion into the wilds of Jasper National Park. But it had to be a trail which led into remote and seldom visited country, a place where my inner cravings for challenge and...
Verdant pass Jasper

Verdant Pass

Verdant Pass We drove south on hwy 93 then turned onto hwy 93a just pass the south park gate. A few kilometers up this road past Marmot Basin turn off is the Edith Cavell road. The road is closed in the off season, so check in at the parks office for information on...
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Hiking Fryatt

This hike completed in 2004, still a classic. You have a backcountry hut to chill out in.

Cinqfoil Mountain Jasper with friends

Cinqfoil Mountain

False summits after false summits Cinqfoil mountain is  a interesting hike, it does not seem long, but it pretty well takes a whole day to summit when you finally hit the peak. The hike starts off low and some what wet if the marsh is high. The year we did this hike...
Willow Creek warden cabin

Willow Creek

Be prepared to get your boots wet for this hike to one of the campsites on the North Boundary Trail. If you take the route from Celestine Lake, it takes about 33km, but if you take the route we took, it is only 13km. While driving to Rock Lake we encountered Elk, Goat, Sheep, Whitetail Deer and Mule deer.

Terry at the edge of the lake, Edith Cavell

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

Mystery Lake Trail - ExploreJasper

Mystery Lake

The trailhead starts at the same place you would go to for Sulfur Summit, there will be a trail marker that points you to Mystery Lake. This hike takes you on a beautiful Lake that lies just outside of the Jasper National Park boundary. You can...
Whistlers Mountain terminal

Whistlers Mountain

Fairly steep elevation gain to the top terminal of the Jasper Tramway. This route is recommended after the snow has disappeared. If you ever hiked in iso thermal snow, you will know what I am talking about.

Mt. Paul overlooking Coronet Creek

Mount Paul

Mt. Paul If you want to summit, crampons are recommended for the section prior to summit. Otherwise the trail was fairly straight forward, canoe across from Coronet campsite dock, head into the valley until you find a suitable accent north and try not to get cliff-ed...
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Heli-Hike

Fly in and hike Travel to the remote locations in less time than you can image. Reach the high alpines of the mountain tops without the sweat. Helicopter hiking is becoming the norm, as the service is widening in the Rockies. Did you ever want to stand on the alpine...
Discovery Trail interpretive signs

Discovery Trail

Take a stroll around town The Discovery Trail is a looped trail that surrounds the town. The trails are just footsteps right from your accommodations and lodgings. Jasper is quite environmentally sound when it comes to driving. you really don't need a vehicle when in...
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Roche Bonhomme

You start this trail just across the Maligne Canyon Hostel facing south east. Find the trail close to the drainage that leads you uphill. You will be in the trees for the most of this trip. When you get higher in elevation, you will come across a old burn area. This...

Jasper House

A biking or hiking to historic site, the access is along a service road maintained by CNR is where you can park the vehicles or ride the bike out for an extended burn. The area has only remnants of the settlers back in the day. So you might miss the area if not for...

Parkers Ridge

Parker's Ridge is a great place to day hike once you enter Jasper national park border from Banff. Combining nature and human activity, this area has dangers that can be life threatening. But with proper knowledge of the terrain, this place is a great playground for...

Valley of the Five Lakes

A favorite for visitors and locals. These five lakes can be accessed in number of ways. Drive to the trail head on the 93 south, just about 6 miles, or 9 km. This is a popular spot, so the parking is tight. Local favorite is to ride a mountain bike from the back route...

Celestine Lake Road

Parks has announced the road is opened for the summer. After years of different closures, the access is open to public again. This road has a time system, where only one way traffic is allowed at certain time of the day. The time schedule is posted on the entrance of...

Fryatt Hut

Backcountry huts are the only way to go for the ultimate rest and relaxation. If you get the hut to yourself would be a bonus. This area is mainly geared toward the mountaineers who want to bag peaks. Brussels peak is by far the most distinict peak in my books. There...
Morro Canyon - Explore Jasper

Morro Canyon

A late snow year allows for this trek to be done in December.

Kerr Lakes

Kerr Lakes   Having only an ordinary weekend to get to such a difficult spot in the rugged Victoria Cross Ranges northwest of Jasper townsite meant trying to figure out the shortest approach possible, but as I found out this didn't mean it would be in any way...
Mystery Canyon - ExploreJasper

Scrambling Mystery Canyon

Bring a nice pair of leather gloves to save your hands. Once reaching the top of the canyon, a hanging valley awaits. Beautiful vistas on the cliffs over the canyon is worth the day trip.

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Wilcox Ridge

An easy hike to the Ridge is a must for day hiking in the Icefield area.

Hawk Mountain

Slip, Tumble & Blood This trek is one for the books, a full day hike to the peak of Hawk Mountain. We were warned on the difficulties and adventure that awaits us. The day was a blue bird with hot weather. Water is definitely a issue as this hike does not have any...

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. But coming here, we forgot to pack the picnic for the adults. It is also the second day of the nature challenge mentioned by David Suzuki FDN. It is...
Crystal blue green lakes

Geraldine Lakes

The water falls are what most people go to see. but if you venture on to the upper lakes, you will be blessed with more spectacular views. Beautiful green lakes and rugged terrain makes this a classic half day hike or overnight camping. The lakes overflow into the...
Wilcox Lake

Wilcox Lake

Exploring the Wilcox area Wonderful hike off the Wilcox trail, a lake hidden behind some ridges. It was nice to see hidden gems like these. I don't think we saw this in a hike book when we decided to do this trek. Word of mouth in around town amongst the like minded...
brazeau-headwaters

Brazeau Headwater

Brazeau Headwaters “Your instincts are telling you something. Trust them and listen to them.” ― Ed Viesturs I had already been to the Swan Lakes once earlier in the summer, this time I wanted to push on towards the Brazeau headwater and come back via the Swan pass....

Hiking Activities

We recommend registering with Parks Canada. “A lot of people are afraid to register, but even a twisted ankle can have you out overnight.”  Checking with the Parks Canada trail information office at the visitor information centre for up to date trail conditions and maps is also a good idea.  Hikers can choose from day hikes (some take only a hour or so) or overnight trips.

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Hiking Stories

“Good footwear is most important and you have to dress for the conditions” says Jasper Nature Experience guide Cleone Todgham.  “Layered clothing is a good idea because it can be a lot cooler at higher elevations.”   You should also make sure your day pack contains sunglasses, sun screen, a hat, a first aid kit and water before you set out.

Scrambling Mystery Canyon

Bring a nice pair of leather gloves to save your hands. Once reaching the top of the canyon, a hanging valley awaits. Beautiful vistas on the cliffs over the canyon is worth the day trip.

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Waterfalls – Poboktan

Waterfalls - Poboktan: Off-trail fashion. There I was, at the horse gate just before Waterfalls campground. My plan was to ascend a steep slope along the creek (left side climber view). The pine forest was quite open with few deadfalls on the ground, I quickly got to...

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Geraldine Lakes Fire Lookout

Abandon site of a fire lookout What do locals do when there is a day off from the hustle and bustle of the summer traffic? They go hiking and explore the few trails that parks has still left open for the hikers and pets. This relatively short hike but a rough road to...

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Wilcox Lake

Exploring the Wilcox area Wonderful hike off the Wilcox trail, a lake hidden behind some ridges. It was nice to see hidden gems like these. I don't think we saw this in a hike book when we decided to do this trek. Word of mouth in around town amongst the like minded...

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Cinqfoil Mountain

False summits after false summits Cinqfoil mountain is  a interesting hike, it does not seem long, but it pretty well takes a whole day to summit when you finally hit the peak. The hike starts off low and some what wet if the marsh is high. The year we did this hike...

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LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
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    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

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BUNGALOWS / CABINS

 

BACKCOUNTRY CABINS

 

LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
  • Dreamcatcher Inn
    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

 

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