Hiking with kids along the Pyramid Lake Fire Road

Jasper weather has been uncharacteristically crummy as of late.  The temperatures are low and the sky seems to be cloudy with a continual threat of rain.  Although I would rather stay warm and dry indoors, summer is too short here.  If I don’t get outside to enjoy the trails now, soon they’ll be covered in snow.  And so, with rain jackets and umbrellas in hand, we set off on another kid-friendly[…]

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Discovering wildflowers in Jasper National Park

Discovering Wildflowers on the Jasper Discovery Trail

I love this time of year in Jasper. The weather is warm, town is full of tourists, camping season has begun, and school has ended.  Out in the forest the trails are dry, the bugs aren’t too bad yet, and the wildflowers are in bloom. The town of Jasper is circled by a walking trail called the Discovery Trail. Just a short stroll from my door puts me onto this trail[…]

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family walk at the Flower Loop on Overlander Trail in Jasper National Park, Canada

Hiking with Kids, The Overlander Flower Loop

My daughters and I went out exploring along the Overlander Trail a few weeks ago.  This was a nice easy walk with lots of different things to explore.  The hiking party consisted of myself, my 4 year old daughter, and my toddler in a single chariot. Completing the Flower loop took us about 1 hour, 25 minutes.  I imagine this walk without the chariot would be much shorter.  The path was narrow with lots of roots, not[…]

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