Playground at Whistlers Campground with Whistlers Mountain in the background

Why Whistlers Campground is Perfect for Family Camping

Every summer I bring my kids to Whistlers campground for a week of playing, exploring, marshmallow roasting, and campsite spying. Yep, I said campsite spying.  Are you a campsite snoop?  Do you enjoy seeing how other people are camping just as much as you enjoy the camping itself?  You know, walking around the sites and checking out all the different get-ups:  Jeeps with roof-top tents, converted school buses, tiny tents,[…]

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Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park is a rewarding family hike with amazing views of the Athabasca Glacier

Wilcox Pass, Spectacular Views Above the Icefields Parkway

Did you know that the Icefields Parkway is one of the most beautiful highways on earth?  That’s a pretty grand claim to make for a little highway winding through some mountains in the wilderness of Canada.  And yet, while I haven’t driven on every highway on earth, I’m pretty comfortable agreeing with this statement! The Icefields Parkway brings you into the heart of the Canadian Rockies connecting the towns of[…]

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A view down snowy Patricia Street in the town of Jasper. Whistlers Mountain is in the background.

There’s More to the Town of Jasper Than Souvenirs and Chocolate!

A visit to Jasper National Park will leave you with beautiful memories of mountains and wildlife… and hopefully stories to share of adventure and exploration.  While most visit Jasper to partake in its wilderness, there are many ways to enjoy yourself within the town of Jasper itself. Exploring the town of Jasper The town of Jasper is small and quaint.  Summer is the busy season here, when the streets are[…]

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Jasper National Park Campsite with tent, picnic table, and trees

Camping in Jasper? You absolutely need to know this!

Thousands of people’s summer vacation includes camping in Jasper National Park.  In fact, I read somewhere that Jasper is home to Canada’s largest campground.  And what about you?    If you’re planning to bring your family out to Jasper and hoping that you’ll be able to grab a camping site the day you arrive… well, you may want to rethink your plans!   If you plan to go camping in Jasper,[…]

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Jasper Park Lodge is one of many family friendly restaurants in Jasper

Yummy Eats: Top 5 Jasper Family Restaurants

Make eating out decisions easier with a few top recommendations below.  If you’re planning a family trip to Jasper National Park, chances are you’ll want to eat some food at some point.  There are so many choices to choose from, that sometimes making that decision can be overwhelming.  To help, I’ve narrowed down a few top Jasper family restaurants for you below. Top 5 Jasper Family Restaurants: Top all-round family[…]

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The Ultimate Jasper Bucket List | 100 things to do in Jasper National Park

The Ultimate Jasper Bucket List

Here it is!  A whole one hundred things to do when you visit Jasper National Park.  Sure, this Jasper Bucket list isn’t everything you can do in the park, but it will give you a great idea of how to start planning your trip. Your Jasper Bucket List: (If you want all 100 things to do in Jasper National Park on paper, sign up to get the printable here) Relax[…]

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View from the top of Sulphur Skyline Trail

Miette Hot Springs and Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park

What will you see and do in Jasper National Park?  There are mountains, and marmots, and miles to hike… and not enough time to see it all! Have you heard of the Miette Hot Springs?  Yep, Jasper has hot springs too.  And, next to the spring fed pools there is this amazing hike you can do, tonnes of big horn sheep living in the area, and the old crumbling ruins[…]

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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

Your guide to 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 in 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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