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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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Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail – Revelstoke

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail – Revelstoke

The Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail is right by the main road from Revelstoke to Banff. It would be easy to drive straight past (we did the first two times!) But if you stop to stretch your legs, you get to visit an amazing grove of giant old-growth cedar trees. The surrounding mountains draw in precipitation to this area, so the rainforest is like the soggy woodlands near Vancouver or Vancouver island. It is basically paradise for western red cedar trees,…

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Things to do near Banff in the Spring

Things to do near Banff in the Spring

Have you ever considered visiting Banff and the surrounding area in April or early in the spring? I have to admit, when I started looking up things to do near Banff in the springtime, I was a little worried that there would be too much snow for us to see many of the sights, and terrible rainy weather with few mountain views. Still, if you are willing to risk less than perfect weather, visiting Banff (and Jasper) in the springtime…

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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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