If you only have 2 days in Jasper National Park, this will help you get the most out of your visit.

Jasper in 2 days, a fun-filled family itinerary

So, you’ve planned a trip to Japer this summer…. but you’ll only be here for a few days. How do you decide what to do?  This can be a hard decision as there are so many great sites and activities to do in Jasper National Park. Alright, if you and your family are looking for a fun-filled two days, this is what I suggest.   Jasper in 2 days: Day 1: Icefields Parkway,[…]

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Jasper in the winter: read about all the activities to do while visiting Jasper National Park in the wintertime

Why You Need to Visit Jasper in the Winter

Rosy cheeks under pompom toques, hot chocolate by the crackling fire, nuthatches clouding the sky, skis gliding through a white forest, and the soft slow fall of big fat snowflakes… these are just a few of my favourite winter things. Come wintertime, Jasper is ready to slow down and get cozy (or at least I am!).  If you are planning a trip to Jasper during the winter months, you won’t find yourself alone in the[…]

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Marmot Meadows – Cross Country Skiing and outdoor winter fun

Getting our kids excited about cross country skiing can be challenging, especially when it is so cold outdoors and so warm indoors.  Even I have a hard time convincing myself to go out.  But Parks Canada has done a good job helping families make the most of an outdoor adventure by creating – what Parks calls – a winter hub at Marmot Meadows here in Jasper National Park. We took advantage of their inviting programming[…]

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Camping in Jasper? Don't forget to make a campsite reservation.

The most important tip for camping in Jasper

Thousands of people camp each summer in Jasper National Park.  Are you planning to be one of those people?  Don’t let your camping plans be ruined because you forgot to do one very important thing.  Don’t lose out on a fantastic family camping trip because you forgot to make a Jasper campground reservation!  As I write this, the snow is falling, the temperature is dropping, and thinking about sleeping in[…]

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Old Fort Point, a family walk with a few challenges and great rewards

A thorough exploration of Jasper’s best known walks would not be complete without a climb up to the top of Old Fort Point. This hill looms up out of the surrounding forests to stand sentinel beside the Athabasca River. I guess, in a way, it does resemble a fort, maybe even more so to those long-ago travellers making their way through the Rockies along the Athabasca.  But, as far as I[…]

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make your next family trip to the town of Jasper even better knowing these 5 jasper family travel tips

Jasper Family Travel Tips you need to know

The town of Jasper, a small feel in the big mountains… the perfect family destination.  You can spend your days exploring the woods, climbing mountains, swimming in hot springs, and wildlife watching.  However, at some point, you’ll find yourself in the town just walking around.  It’s lovely; your family will have a great time. But you can all have an even better time if you take note of these 5 family[…]

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A Guide to Jasper Accommodation

Ultimate Guide to Jasper Accommodations

A visit to Jasper National Park means you have a wide assortment of places to lodge: inside or out, rustic or luxurious.  Jasper has it all, from fancy hotels to minimalist camping.   Here’s a summary of the various types of Jasper accommodation options and where to find more information about each.  You’ll be certain to find the one best suited for your family’s needs.

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Easy and assessible walk at Pyramid Lake Island in Jasper National Park

Pyramid Lake Island, easy and quick fun for little ones

We just love this little island!  Pyramid Island is quick to get to, an easy walk, and offers beautiful views.  Going to Pyramid Lake Island is a favourite activity for our family.  We especially love to go here with a bag of goodies from the Bear Paw Bakery or Snow Dome Café, and the intention to sit and relax while the kids run, play, and explore. A few weeks ago, after dropping the oldest child[…]

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The Maligne River and Magic Water

Kids love magic.  Kids love water.  So, what could be more exciting than finding magic water while out on a hike? Here in Jasper we have a very special lake, Medicine Lake.  This lake fills and empties through underground rivers.  Then, these rivers follow various courses under and above ground to rejoin the Maligne River.  And when underground rivers flow out of the ground, it is magical. For our family walk today[…]

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Great place to explore - Horseshoe Lake in Jasper National Park, Canadda

Horseshoe Lake: Rock climbing and root hopping

Where should you go with active kids who love to run and climb and jump?  Horseshoe Lake.  This is our 7-year-old’s absolute favourite spot in Jasper National Park.  The lake and trail are close to the parking lot, and full of rocks and boulders, questionable bridges and stairs, a cave, cliffs, and lots of roots and fallen trees to climb over.  As adults, it is a nice short walk and a fun challenge to[…]

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