Cavell Meadows Trail

We had the most magical morning for the Cavell Meadows Hike. The clouds were lifting between storms, and everywhere you looked the views were like a fairy tail. We tried to do this hike several years ago, but due to bad weather we didn't make it. The trail is often closed until the first part of July to protect the ...

Jasper and Miette Hot Springs

The town of Jasper marks the top of the Icefields Drive that we started many posts back in Banff! It takes about 5 hours to get from Banff to Jasper, and you'll want to stop every 2 seconds because the views are truly amazing! We spent a couple of days in the Jasper area where the weather wasn't in our ...

Athabasca Glacier Trek

The Athabasca Glacier Trek was definitely a highlight of our trip into the Canadian Icefields! We're not much for tours, but we also know when we're in over our head! We don't know the first thing about navigating on a glacier, so we signed ourselves up for the guided trek up into the heart of the glacier. The view in ...

Parker’s Ridge

Parker's Ridge is probably the best short hike I've ever been on, with snow-capped peaks and views of the massive Saskatchewan glacier! I'm guessing it was a little extra awesome because we were there in the late fall when the combination of fall colors, and fresh snowfall is particularly stunning. It also helps to do this hike off-season if possible, ...

Icefields Parkway Drive Part 2

In the Icefields Parkway Drive Part 1, we left off halfway through at Saskatchewan River Crossing. As you head on in your journey, keep a lookout to your right for the weeping wall, it’s enormous and very impressive! You’ll climb some elevation into the Athabasca Glacier region, and it’s here the views get serious. You will definitely need to stop …

Icefields Parkway Drive Part 1

  The Icefields Parkway drive stretches over 144 miles from Banff to Jasper, and it’s the most gorgeous road I’ve ever been on (which is saying something since we drive Going to the Sun road several times a year)! The drive is filled with over 100 glaciers, numerous waterfalls, and breathtaking, glacial colored lakes. Today, I’m taking you on a …

Canadian Adventure

We’re in the middle of a Canadian Adventure! You’ve already had a preview with Lake Agnes and the Teahouse Hike and the Highwood Ridge Adventure. Today, I want to take a little time to tell you where we’ve been and where we’re going so you can follow our route as I post it over the course of this winter.