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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The face of a grizzly bear

Kids and bear safety | Be prepared

The chances of having a bear encounter on the trail are extremely low.  In Yellowstone National Park, your odds of being injured by a bear are 1 in 2.7 million.  Only about 2 people in the entire US are killed by bears each year. But still, bears are kinda scary.  And, all of life is an odds game, right?  Wouldn’t you want to push the odds just a little more[…]

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A dad and three kids approaching a boardwalk over a creek at Valley of the five lakes in Jasper

Valley of the Five Lakes, a hike for everyone

Here it is.  One of the most popular family hikes in Jasper.  Find out when, how, and why you should take a walk around Valley of the Five lakes in Jasper National Park with your family. Jasper National Park is big.  Well, it’s kinda huge actually. Yet, even with the thousands of amazing vistas, hundreds of kilometers of trails, and dozens of lakes and rivers there are still only a[…]

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The deep waterfall at Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park

Jasper in 2 days, a fun-filled family itinerary

You’ve planned a trip to Jasper 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.  But if you’re ready for a fun-filled two days, this is what I suggest. This itinerary has been created with family travel in mind.  These are kid[…]

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Ultimate Guide to Accommodations in Jasper National Park

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 all your options for accommodation in Jasper National Park.  You’ll be certain to find the one best suited for your family’s needs.

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

Town of 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 following tips.[…]

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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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