| Great Walks in Our Province
Glacier, Jasper National Park
This has to be the number one
favorite activity in the Rockies. We have hiking trails of great
beauty for all ages and abilities. Memories that visitors take
home with them are often associated with either easy walks or great treks
that carry them to some of the Rockies stunning scenery. Canyons,
waterfalls, rivers and our amazing aqua-colored lakes are all
easily accessible by the best transportation of all, the foot. Breathe in some fresh moutain air and work up an appetite for
that great Rocky Mountain cuisine you'll have back in Jasper or
Banff! For the elderly there are many great sights within a few
hundred feet of the Icefields Parkway!
Hike Jasper (20
minutes to all-day hikes)
Favorite hikes in the Jasper area include;
MALIGNE CANYON, Sunwapta Falls, ATHABASCA FALLS, HORSESHOE LAKE, Valley of the Five Lakes, Lac Beauvert Loop, WHISTLERS TRAM AND SUMMIT WALK, Stanley Falls, Wilcox Pass to Columbia
Icefields, PYRAMID SHELF AND LAKES. Check out the astounding EDITH CVELL HIKE to waterfalls, a glacial lake and an ice cave or the OLD FORT POINT near the
town. 96 kilometers south of Jasper is STANLEY WATERFALLS (8 waterfalls).
minute hikes to all-day hikes)
Favorite Hikes in the Banff area include;
JOHNSTON CANYON (paved trail to seven waterfalls), CAVE AND BASIN TRAIL, VERMILION LAKES, BOW FALLS TRAIL, Tunnel Mountain, BANFF TO THE HOODOOS.
Johnston Canyon Hike - A short drive from Banff
In the late, late fall the Rocky
Mountain canyons and trails transform into another World.
Rivers change into flat walkways, waterfalls become suspended
in time, wildlife changes color and texture. Humans
can see a new face on mother nature. Winter brings amazing
changes to the Rockies. Hike up to waterfalls that have
become gigantic curtains of ice and watch for wildlife in
winter coats of fur. It is best to experience this with
a guide such as those provided by Jasper Adventure Center.
FROZEN WATERFALLS ANYONE?