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Vancouver to Jasper Road Trip

Vancouver to Jasper Road Trip

The road trip from Vancouver to Jasper has to be one of the most gorgeous long drives in Canada. I previously wrote a post about our Vancouver to Banff Road Trip, but this time we decided to be even more epic and go all the way to Jasper. We brought my little brother, George and his wife Cerys along for the ride. We also made more over-night stops to spread out the driving, rather than zoom the whole way there…

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Icefields Parkway – Hikes and Highlights

Icefields Parkway – Hikes and Highlights

The Icefields Parkway has to be one of the most beautiful roads on the planet. It links Banff to Jasper in Alberta, Canada, with 230 km (143 miles) of ridiculously pretty mountain-filled views. We drove from Jasper to Banff in April, and although we were worried that the temperamental spring weather would mean rain, mist and no views; We ended up driving under blue skies dotted with fluffy clouds. It is possible to drive along the whole route in one…

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Castle Mountain Lookout – Banff Hikes

Castle Mountain Lookout – Banff Hikes

If you’re looking for a fun, non-technical hike near Banff, hiking up to the Castle Mountain Lookout is a fantastic option. If you have microspikes, this trail is still accessible in the early springtime, when many of the high alpine walks are still deep under snow. The hike finishes at an old fire lookout. The fire lookout building may be long gone, but you’ll be able to sit on the foundations and see the spectacular view. We combined this with…

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C-level Cirque – Banff Hikes

C-level Cirque – Banff Hikes

The trail to C-level Cirque is a forest-filled walk up to an old mining area just outside of Banff. There are some fantastic views of Lake Minnewanka on the way up, and then the viewpoint at the top allows you to stare up into a massive mountain bowl, that has been hollowed out by a glacier. This was the highest that miners were able to dig for coal. Our most recent trip to Japser and Banff was in the middle…

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