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Month: May 2019

Jasper Ski Resort – Marmot Basin

Jasper Ski Resort – Marmot Basin

Do you like the idea of skiing in the Canadian Rockies? Well, there is a ski resort in Jasper called Marmot Basin, and it is truly fantastic! Imagine ridiculously beautiful mountain views in all directions, slopes that are not particularly busy and terrain that is varied enough to challenge skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. It is basically snow-heaven, and it’s less than 30 minutes drive from Jasper. Back in 2018 when we first started to learn to ski, if…

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Rearguard Falls Provincial Park

Rearguard Falls Provincial Park

Rearguard Falls Provincial Park is a teeny park, on the road to Jasper, just before you enter Mount Robson Provincial Park. We spent the morning (and the previous day) chasing waterfalls in Wells Gray Provincial Park, so you might think we’d have seen enough waterfalls for the rest of the day. But, when I spotted another waterfall on the map, we couldn’t resist a mini stop off to look at the views and take a peek at Rearguard Falls. There…

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Waterfalls in Wells Gray Provincial Park

Waterfalls in Wells Gray Provincial Park

The waterfalls in Wells Gray Provincial Park are pretty amazing. My brother, George, had suggested we stop and visit this area on our way to Jasper. When I first started looking into it, I found loads of photos of iced-over waterfalls in April. So, I was worried it might be difficult to reach each of the falls (I thought we might need snowshoes to reach them.) However it turns out, spring is a fantastic time to visit! The roads and…

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Lightning Lake loop in Manning Park

Lightning Lake loop in Manning Park

Manning Provincial Park is gorgeous! Lisa, Shannon and I had spent our first day hiking up Windy Joe Mountain to the fire lookout. So for our second day in the park we decided to find an easier hike. Lightning Lake loop was perfect for this. The hike must be lovely in the summer, especially if you fancy a swim in the lake. In winter (or spring) it is good for snowshoeing, or hiking with microspikes. We started with an extra…

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