Bald Hills in Jasper National Park

This view is the #1 reason we decided to hike the Bald Hills in Jasper National Park. Once you get to the top, you overlook the whole valley holding Maligne Lake. The colors of both the mountains and lake are absolutely stunning. As gorgeous as this view is, I still don't entirely recommend this hike depending on your particular trip ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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, ... Read More