Tonquin Valley Trail Guide – Jasper National Park

I can best sum up the 27.5-mile adventure of hiking the Tonquin Valley Trail in two words—muddy and gorgeous. The views found on this trail are some of the most amazing in Alberta, Canada’s Jasper National Park. The highly glaciated, jagged peaks of the Rampart Mountain Range drain into the massive Amethyst Lake. The downside…

Backpacking the Skyline Trail – Jasper National Park – Part 2

Our third day of backpacking the Skyline Trail started off with more rain and overcast skies. The Skyline is a very popular backpacking route and as such the campsites need to be reserved over half-a-year in advance. It is impossible to aim for the best weather. You have to take what the day provides when…

Hiking the Skyline Trail – Jasper National Park – Part 1

Hiking the Skyline Trail is perhaps the most iconic backcountry adventure in Jasper National Park. When visiting the Canadian Rockies most visitors put a high priority on surrounding themselves with mountain scenery and treeless alpine vistas. A drive on the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper is a great and easy way to get into…

Skyline Trail Guide – Jasper National Park

The Skyline Trail is an amazing trail in Jasper National Park where nearly 16 miles of the 28-mile journey is located above the treeline. This gives adventurous travelers unprecedented views of high alpine meadows, snow-fed creeks, turquoise lakes, and snow-capped, glaciated peaks. This section of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is wonderous, beautiful, and wild. On…

Visiting Maligne Lake Guide – Jasper National Park

One of the most photographed spots in Canada is Spirit Island in Jasper National Park. This scenic spot was iconized when it graced the back of the Canadian $5 bill. The scene is found on the world’s second-largest glacier-fed lake which holds more beauty than could be placed on every banknote worldwide. This is Maligne…