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 – Canada’s 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…

Coronet Creek Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#16 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Coronet Creek Trail Location: Jasper National Park Trailhead: Coronet Creek Campground (South end of Maligne Lake) Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Moderately-Difficult Total Distance: 10 miles Trailhead Elevation: 5,560′ Total Elevation Gain: 1,141′ Recommended Time: Full day Recommended Season: Early-July to Late-September The Most Remote Day Hike When we go hiking we…

The Best Canadian Rockies Backcountry Adventures – Top 8

There is no end to the amazing amount of beauty to be discovered in the Canadian Rockies. Massive icefields feed glaciers that grind up the mountain rock, turning the lakes and rivers into saturated hues of blues and greens. This is a wonderland for those who love to spend time in nature. There is so…