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Jasper Skytram 2017

This attrac­tion is now in full oper­a­tion. What a way to check out Jasper at high ele­va­tion and look­ing into the val­ley where Jasper town­site resides. Spend a day and explore the peak, have a sun­set din­ner at the restau­rant, what­ev­er you decide, it is nice to be out­door.

Check out https://www.facebook.com/explorejasper/ for the time lapse video.

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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.

Mirror reflection and crystal blue lake
Mirror reflection and crystal blue lake

Local favorite is to ride a mountain bike from the back route to these lakes. Hiking is a great option too to spend more time taking in the scenery, sights and smell of Rocky Mountain air.

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Dog day afternoon
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Pussy Willows

These lakes are refreshing as we locals call them, so if you care to take a dip in them, be prepared to get a little bit chilled.

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Leisurely stroll in the park
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So clean, so fresh, skinny dip anyone?

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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 force of the rush­ing water car­ry­ing sand and rock. Park­ing and restroom facil­i­ties. paved trail and pic­nic sites avail­able.

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Great view point
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Kerkeslin moun­tain in the back­ground
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The canyon after the falls
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Peo­ple try­ing to build Inuk­shuks
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Some steps to access the low­er canyon

In the win­ter there are track-set cross-country ski­ing trail near­by. In the sum­mer this is also a start­ing point for white­wa­ter raft­ing which takes you down some scenic sights only acces­si­ble by water craft. Check out the spon­sors below and take in the adven­ture that awaits you.


Access: High­way 93 (Ice Field Park­way) South of Jasper approx­i­mate­ly 30 kilo­me­ters.

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Short walk

Activ­i­ties: Sight­see­ing



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Ice Caves Athabasca Glacier

Explor­ing new area is one of these places. It has been around for awhile, but we had nev­er ven­tured into this area before. Even though thou­sands of vis­i­tors trav­el through the Colum­bia Ice­field, this ice cave has not seen many of those vis­i­tors. Due to the sea­sons, it is very dif­fi­cult to get to in the sum­mer months, plus it is also dan­ger­ous when ice melts.

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The entrance
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Crys­tal clear ceil­ing glac­i­er
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Shel­ter

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Colum­bia Ice­field Cave

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Athabas­ca glac­i­er can be access by Ice Explor­ers in the sum­mer months. There is also an out­fit that offers hikes onto the glac­i­er, but not to this cave due to the dan­gers that lurk.

Use cau­tion to explore this area. Do not ven­ture too deep into the cave due to crevass­es with in the cave itself. Prop­er tools to ven­ture deep­er is rec­om­mend­ed.


Access: High­way 93 south, approx. 105km from Jasper

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: at base of glac­i­er where the sum­mer plat­form ends

Activ­i­ties: Sight­see­ing, Tour, Ski­ing, Snow­shoe, Hik­ing


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