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Visiting Jasper National Park

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Stories and Tips Jasper National Park

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Rail journeys from Jasper

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Apr, 2011

Jasper's little heritage train station sees a veritable onslaught of trains, at least by Canadian standards, in the summer high season. Seeing the magnificence of the Rockies by train is certainly an attractive option and considering that the whole area was originally opened to visitors…Read More


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From Jasper to Kamloops onboard The Canadian

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Apr, 2011

We board The Canadian for the last stretch of our cross-continent journey on a bautiful spring day in Jasper. We are going to Kamloops, nine hour away in British Columbia. The train ride from Jasper to Kamloops is another highly scenic stretch. The route climbs…Read More


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Jump Right In

Written by Idler on 16 Aug, 2005

Most visitors to Banff and Jasper National Parks learn that striking color of the lakes and rivers comes from fine particles of glacial silt suspended in the water that absorb all colors from incoming sunlight except green and blue, causing the striking turquoise color…Read More


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Hiking Jasper: Strolls, Switchbacks, and Scrambles

Written by Idler on 16 Aug, 2005

Without a doubt, Jasper offers some of the finest hiking in Canada, much of it close to the town and surprisingly accessible. From easy strolls to downhill scrambles, the trails we explored provided some of the most memorable moments of our trip. Route…Read More


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Our Trip Back in Time

Written by annekmadison on 19 Nov, 2000

Toronto to Jasper by Train We knew that VIA Rail's transcontinental train, The Canadian, would carry us from Toronto to Jasper in three days and two nights. We didn’t know that, with its Silver and Blue service, it would also transport us back in time to…Read More


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Other Recreational Opportunities

Written by jemery on 16 Sep, 2001

White-Water Rafting Rafting operators boast a variety of rivers and routes suitable for everyone from beginner to fast-water expert: ‘Anyone over seven years old,’ one brochure proclaimed. Indeed, the flotilla of rafts that swept by me during my walk along the Athabasca River contained a…Read More


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