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...
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...

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...
Heli Hike - Explore Jasper

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...

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...
Pobokton

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...

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...

Skyline Trail

I have done this trail twice now and both times in harsh weather. I was waiting to go again so I can get some updated photos for you. Here are some details of the Skyline Trail for all of you that are interested in this spectacular hike. You can access this trail from...
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...
Divergence Lake

Jasper-Hamber

Jasper to Hamber (EPIC) I'm not exaggerating with the title I've given this, most likely the most awesome off trail adventure in my hiking history....So far anyway. Its hard to know where to begin but all I can say is that this is one of those treks which grabs hold...
Taking a lunch break Edith Cavell Caribou Lake

Caribou Lake

Going beyond the Cavell Meadows will bring you to a beautiful Alpine Tarn ( Caribou Lake ), the scenery opens up with breathtaking Vistas.

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....

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...
Our resident dog whisperer

Red Squirrel Trail

This trail has been around for a while, but Parks decided it needed a name and has upgraded the trail nicely. Mainly, it connects the town and Jasper Park Lodge with minimal auto traffic. Access from Hazel ave in Jasper, you head toward the Highway 16 (Yellowhead)...
Hiking Fryatt - Explore Jasper

Hiking Fryatt

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

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...
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...
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

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...
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...
A walk in the park with the dogs.

Winter Hike to Hibernia Lake

A short 6+ km hiking in the snow or should I say a lack of this year.  Follow the cabin creek on trail 3 to the west and the first lake you will encounter is Minnow Lake, then a 1 km past that is Hibernia lake.  Snowshoe tracks was spotted, but the packed trail by...
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.

Discovery Trail interpretive - Explore Jasper

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...
Standing on snow bridge

Hiking Snaring River Spring Time

Snaring River Exploring areas like this is just what we like about living in Jasper.  Snaring river is beside a campground which is closed until summer rolls around. This campsite is a walk in camp. Park your car and carry your outdoor equipment to your site and set...

Mt. Tekarra

This peak is named after an Iroquois guide that lead the Paliser expedition through the Athabasca valley in the days of the fur trade. It has been rumored the name "Tekarra" loosely translated as "Light Dancing on Water".  So when you look on the water and see the...
Amazing view for the Whirlpool Valley

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...

Colin Hut

Located at the base of MT Colin is one of the smallest huts I've encountered. There are several routes that you can take to reach this hut, all of them quite taxing! We, (Larry, Mike and I) chose the following route: with our heavy packs on our backs we rode the...
The gang taking a lunch break

Watchtower Basin

Access: Maligne Lake road approximately 18km from Jasper  Parking: Yes  Trailhead: Short walk  Distance: 9.8 km one way Activities: Sightseeing, hiking, camping Watchtower Basin Trail Backcountry campsites bear poles, pit privies, and fire boxes (where fires are...

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...
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...

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.

Caribou Lake

Going beyond the Cavell Meadows will bring you to a beautiful Alpine Tarn ( Caribou Lake ), the scenery opens up with breathtaking Vistas.

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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

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Red Squirrel Trail

This trail has been around for a while, but Parks decided it needed a name and has upgraded the trail nicely. Mainly, it connects the town and Jasper Park Lodge with minimal auto traffic. Access from Hazel ave in Jasper, you head toward the Highway 16 (Yellowhead)...

read more

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...

read more

Mt. Tekarra

This peak is named after an Iroquois guide that lead the Paliser expedition through the Athabasca valley in the days of the fur trade. It has been rumored the name "Tekarra" loosely translated as "Light Dancing on Water".  So when you look on the water and see the...

read more

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...

read more

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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)

 

Tour Outfitters LINKS

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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