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Jasper, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Jasper

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... but left us all standing in a queue until gone 14:00 - no explanation, no apology - really shit service from Greyhound Canada. Anyway, Jasper is really great. We really like it. The first night (Tuesday) was spent in the hostel, but once again they ...

The Icefield Parkway, Jasper to Banff, Canada travel blog

The Icefield Parkway

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... they are able to grip the rocky slopes with grace and ease. We also learn that a collaboration between Parks Canada and Montana State University, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and other partners funded the construction of wildlife passages, crossings ...

Life at a Mountain Resort, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Life at a Mountain Resort

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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Sorry folks but no pics this time. Satellite connection is just way to frustrating for that type of thing. But just felt a need to ramble for a bit about life here at Sunwapta Falls Resort. Feel free to scan or skip altogether. New Friends So ...

Good Friends and Good Views, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Good Friends and Good Views

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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Travelpod now has unlimited space for uploading pictures. So here are some from the past month or so. These are mostly from a little road trip we took to Golden and then around the resort and town. Not feeling much in a writing mood so I will let ...

Homesickness, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Homesickness

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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I am quite homesick at the moment. And how silly is that? When exactly four weeks today I will be heading to Calgary and jumping a plane to Toronto. But even though I am excited about my trip home (and our little side trip to Newfoundland) there is ...

MOUNTAINS AND MORE HOOK-UPS, Jasper Nat'l Park, Canada travel blog

MOUNTAINS AND MORE HOOK-UPS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... Rockies while in Dennis's semi-truck. Dramatically-far-off triangles sprung above the highway's rural horizon. We entered Jasper National Park, where the altitude slowly climbed up beside our road. Mountains abounded, al dwarfed by one ...

My new favourite place, Jasper, Canada travel blog

My new favourite place

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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Photos are here In the past, when I have taken yoga classes I have been given a tip about relaxation. When things start to get out of control take yourself to your favourite place. For a long time this was lying in a hammock outside my beach ...

Wanderlust rears its head, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Wanderlust rears its head

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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There has been a damp chill in the air for days. The clouds have been sitting low obscuring any view of the mountains. The days are filled with intermittent torrential downpours and brief clearing periods before the rains commence again. I have ...

Settling in again, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Settling in again

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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... of the backcountry there. (When you see the pictures look for The Tracks pic to see where he was) Once we arrived in Jasper we instantly were stoked about our decision to spend the summer season there. But we didn't stay long this time around. ...

bears, Bears, BEARS!!!!, Jasper, Canada travel blog

bears, Bears, BEARS!!!!

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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This morning as we were driving to Mount Robson we saw a bear sitting on top of a concrete barrier next to the road. We quickly turned around and went back for a closer look. It turned out to be a mama bear and a cub. If you look closely you can make ...

Toot, toot, choof, choof - off we go!, Jasper to Winnepeg, Canada travel blog

Toot, toot, choof, choof - off we go!

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... on Fridays they have chocolates! Amazing. Due to it's late departure from Vancouver, 'The Canadian' was an hour late leaving Jasper. It stretched for about 20 cars, including 3 diesels, 2 dining cars, an activities car and three lounge cars with ...

Mountain Climbing and Fantastic Eats, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Mountain Climbing and Fantastic Eats

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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The Desire to Climb After living in the mountains for months is was inevitable that the urge to climb something would eventually overwhelm us. Especially now that the chair lifts have stopped and we no longer have regular transportation to the ...

The Last Days, Jasper, Canada travel blog

The Last Days

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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The last days at Sunwapta passed in a blur of sad goodbyes and eager countdowns for our own day to leave. Each day we would awake and peak out the window to see if this was the night that the snow had actually accumulated on the resort. Thanksgiving ...

Oh deer! Can't bear any more!, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Oh deer! Can't bear any more!

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... show it better - and look for the little specks which are the snowbuses on the track up to the turnaround point. Jasper is a small railway and winter sports town about three blocks long. There is a gondola to a mountain lookout, but ...

Bear, Bear off to the right, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Bear, Bear off to the right

A travel blog entry by mgraveli

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Now at this point of the trip I am pretty used to everything.  I am used to the person who feels it is his responsibility to be loud.  I m used to the community feel and I am used to, too used to, the great service of the VIA Rail staff.  But ...

Dinner and American Politics, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Dinner and American Politics

A travel blog entry by mgraveli

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So everytime I have had a chance to eat at the dinning car I have been impressed by the meal.  Tonight I was called back to the early reservation at the dinning car.  There I had the Orzo Stuffed Portobello Caps meal.  It was the vegetarian dish ...

Bears as far as the eye can see.., Jasper, Canada travel blog

Bears as far as the eye can see..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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I had done a few quick runs through Jasper before, and been to Banff so I hadnt thought too much about the Rockies before arriving.  When we did arrive it was overcast and cold and we could see bits of snow around. We picked up the car and headed ...

Journey to Jasper, Jasper,  Canada travel blog

Journey to Jasper

A travel blog entry by faff

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... Giant portions! All the locals from around come there so it was an nice taste of middle of nowhere Canadian life. The rain continued to dog us right the way through to Jasper. However, things started to look up as you will see from our next entry. ...

Rockies Camping  & Bears In The Wild., Jasper, Canada travel blog

Rockies Camping & Bears In The Wild.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... but delivered bears in the wild as promised. Contact: River Safari, Blue River, BC phone 250-673-2309 www.riversafari.com Footnote: Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park are UNESCO World Heritage Listed under Canadian Rocky Mountain ...

So far so good so what? - megadeth now that ..., Jasper, Canada travel blog

So far so good so what? - megadeth now that ...

A travel blog entry by bradleyt

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"So far, so good, so what?" - Megadeth Now that Labour Day has passed summer has unofficially ended in Canada. This brings me some joy as that, hopefully, means that there will be a lot less 65 year old people wearing Tillet hats driving ...

Realities of Mountain Life, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Realities of Mountain Life

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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It is been a rough several weeks here at Sunwapta. I suppose it was about a month since a woman in Canmore was killed in a grizzly attack. It didn't really affect me directly but it was enough to shake me up and get me a little more anxious about being ...

Pictures, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Pictures

A travel blog entry by aliciatravels

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First of all Happy Canada Day weekend to all the Canadians in the crowd. The long weekend is a mad house here in Jasper. Full of Albertans escaping the city and willing to pay over $200 a night for a room here in the park. We were overwhelmed by the ...

Cell phone scare and my first meal not paid for, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Cell phone scare and my first meal not paid for

A travel blog entry by mgraveli

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... . As I walked through Jasper with Ben I was amazed by the snow covered peaks, which surrounded the small town of Jasper.  We had just spent the last two hours going through the beginning of the Rookie mountains.  The mountains just appeared out ...

Rock'n in the Rockies!, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Rock'n in the Rockies!

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... which only escaped last night... I think you should stay in your car - we are professionals."... and then wait for the reaction! Jasper - 10 hours later.. "Have you got a reservation"? Ummm no, "Do you realise it is the long weekend?" Ummm - ...

The Rockies, Jasper, Canada travel blog

The Rockies

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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... 't see out of the window much to her dismay....I told her to fight her way to a window.....she is just too polite !! Jasper NP was celebrating it's centenary, at the hot springs they were offering bathing costumes from 100 years ago free of charge to ...

Good morning Jasper!, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Good morning Jasper!

A travel blog entry by martylambert

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After a wonderfully restful night it's once again time for sustenance! It's a tuff life but our valiant adventurers are prepared to push ...

Day 21 - Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Day 21 - Icefields Parkway

A travel blog entry by thesullivans

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... glacier. The kids were impressed but after having seen the Fox Glacier in New Zealand we were a little disappointed. Arrived into Jasper (Whistler’s Campground) quite late, around 7pm and found our spot for the next 3 nights. This campground is ...

Train journey to Jasper, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Train journey to Jasper

A travel blog entry by pauleddy

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... , so we had just long enough to walk the length of the train half mile long to give you the above facts. Arrival at Jasper impressive compared with other unimpressive stops, the Sioux Indian lookout being one. We found the B & B's very reasonable and ...

Weather gave us a sunny day, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Weather gave us a sunny day

A travel blog entry by toroamarillo

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It was cold in Jasper and we only had a few sunny spots. Anyway it was really worth going here even so we could not doing all the hikes we wanted to. It was time to test the heating system of Toro Amarillo. The good news is that it works. The bad news is ...

Jasper, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Jasper

A travel blog entry by martylambert

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After a long adventurous day in the saddle our 2 weary explorers arrived in Jasper! As is traditional the two hunter gatherers decided to eat off of the land just as the locals have for thousands of years, simple, local fare, but it would just have to ...

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