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Aloha Cup 2017

Mar­mot Basin put on a good show for East­er week­end, a tru­ly fam­i­ly event. An easy course set-up on Tran­quil­iz­er run with berms, jumps and gates. Almost every­one who par­tic­i­pat­ed got a prize from the local shops. Some­one went home with a brand new pair of skis and snow­board and anoth­er with a mid week pass for next sea­son at Mar­mot Basin.

Here are just some of the fun shots at the Alo­ha Cup. Sor­ry, I can’t put every pho­to up at this time, will post as I get the chance, so check back soon and let me know your bib num­ber and I can arrange for expe­di­tion. Your pho­tos can be pur­chased also, ask me how!

Click on image to view in full screen mode, you may use your arrow key on your key­board to nav­i­gate the next image. Esc to exit. These pho­tos are reduced in res­o­lu­tion. If you want to have full res­o­lu­tion pho­tos, con­tact Eddie.



Travelers need to know three

RV series three

Maps. Loca­tions, Attrac­tions…

We found that maps were one of the great­est help and I don’t mean online maps nor GPS for that mat­ter. Phys­i­cal, print­ed out hard copies, the ones you can buy at some petro sta­tions and books stores. And you can get free ones at the infor­ma­tion kiosk. This down­load link has an old map that is still some what valid, just the dates are old. Jasper Nation­al Park Map

Free maps are great from the tourist out­lets

A back coun­try map book is very handy spe­cial­ly when in British Colum­bia (BC) with a RV. It maps out all the recre­ation­al sites where you can plan your next sleep and for FREE! Don’t every­one like things for free?

The infor­ma­tion cen­tre locat­ed at Miette Ave and Con­naught Dri­ve

Points of inter­est is good to know before you arrive at your des­ti­na­tion, it might just be along the route you take to arrive in Jasper. Take your time and enjoy the nat­ur­al beau­ty that sur­rounds us locals every­day.

One of two pub­lic wash­rooms avail­able in Jasper

My sug­ges­tion is to explore this site for all the attrac­tions and points of inter­est. Use the search tool to nav­i­gate this pho­to rich site, the menus or tags works just as well, if you can­not find what you are look­ing for, don’t hes­i­tate to send us a com­ment.

One of two pub­lic wash­rooms avail­able in Jasper, this one attached to the Friends of Jasper store

Here is a point of inter­est, a sani dumps for your RV! One in town, locat­ed at the Stan Wright Indus­tri­al Park, one along the 93a close to the Athabas­ca riv­er and Wapi­ti and Whistlers Camp­ground.

One of two Sani dump in the town bound­ary, this one locat­ed between Alpine Vil­lage and Tekar­ra Lodge

The oth­er sani dump is much clos­er in town locat­ed at the Indus­tri­al park just across from the RV park­ing lot on Hazel Ave.

Thank you for check­ing out our RV series. Did we miss some­thing for the recre­ation­al vehi­cle trav­el­ers? Leave us a com­ment and we can try and cov­er it. Cheers and hap­py RV-ing!

#gorv­ing #trav­el­free #livelifeon­theroad #camp­ing



Travelers need to know two

RV series two

Camp­ing, park­ing…

Trav­el­ing in the off sea­son, is not the best time to trav­el if you like to take in all the attrac­tions and activ­i­ties. Many of the ser­vices were closed even the tourist infor­ma­tion out­lets! Lucky for you, the Jasper info cen­tre does stay open year round.

Pho­to from Cove Bay Recre­ation­al Site, Kita­maat, B.C.

Jasper is a nation­al park and it is no dif­fer­ent though the sea­sons, camp­grounds close, but there is one site (Wapi­ti win­ter) open year round, almost.  For up to date infor­ma­tion about those off sea­son camp­ing. Here is the web link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ/ete-summer/camping/info-camping.aspx

Off sea­son camp­ing can encounter frozen lakes

Here is the sad news, when in Jasper, all the RV sites are fee based, unless you don’t mind those rest areas along the high­way, there are time lim­its on how long you can rest for. If it is just for a cou­ple of hours, nobody in their right mind will give you a has­sle on tak­ing a rest and park. It is def­i­nite­ly safer for you and me both.

The glac­i­er behind is Bear Glac­i­er, on the road to Stew­art B.C.

When in town, there are sev­er­al large park­ing lots that  can accom­mo­date larg­er motorhomes and you can park all day FREE and enjoy the town activ­i­ties, restau­rants and shops. Some trail­heads do not accom­mo­date RV’s like the Edith Cavell road, if you are over 7 meters (23feet), there is a park­ing lot for those large RVs pri­or to the 14km (8.6miles) road to Edith Cavell.

What to do when your water tanks are full? Fol­low us @ExploreJasper for the next RV series com­ing soon…

#hel­lobc #myjasper #gorv­ing



Travelers need to know one

RV series one

Ser­vices, Fuel

On a recent recre­ation­al vehicle(RV) trip to plot out attrac­tions and must see areas in north west British Colum­bia (BC). The pur­pose of the trip was a work com­bined with some fun in the process. The insight we gath­ered on how trav­el­ers find their way around new des­ti­na­tions was quite an eye open­er. When you live in a tourist town, you tend to for­get how the vis­i­tors need infor­ma­tion that is sec­ond hand to a local.

Locat­ed on the south side of Con­naught Dri­ve and Hazel , No propane

What’s this got to do with Jasper? Well, we have neglect­ed to tell you about cer­tain ser­vices that are avail­able to RV trav­el­ers that vis­it Jasper, like the sim­plest things like fuel.

Locat­ed on the north side of Con­naught Dri­ve and Hazel, no propane

Propane is use for BBQ and for motor vehi­cles, and there is only one out­let in town, the Petro Cana­da on Bal­sam Ave, and of course after a cer­tain time, they stop pump­ing, pret­ty safe to get help on work­ing hours, if they are short hand­ed, for­get get­ting about your vehi­cle get­ting filled. Diesel, there was only one until last sum­mer of 2015 all three gas sta­tions retro fit­ted their pumps to include Diesel, so we are good there. Hint on this is, if you are vis­it­ing on a long week­end, make sure you fuel up before you find your camp spot for your vehi­cle, as it has been known that the tanks at the sta­tion run dry. You will thank us for this tip.

The only one car­ry­ing propane, locat­ed on north side of Con­naught Dri­ve and Bal­sam
Locat­ed on north side of Con­naught Dri­ve and Bal­sam, only one with propane

There are only four camp­sites with pow­er hook ups, fol­low us on our next arti­cle to find out more on trav­el­ing with a recre­ation­al vehi­cle.

#myjasper #gorv­ing #gorvnow #rvfam­i­ly­trav­e­lat­las

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