Hiking from Upper Station of Jasper Tramway
There are some excellent trails from the Upper Station of the Jasper Tramway to the top of nearby mountains, where you can enjoy phantastic views on the mountains in the surroundings. PLease note that usual (sport) shoes are inadequate for the rocky footpaths. Bring good hiking shoes.
Welcome to Jasper
I spent an hour in Jasper on my way from Valemount to Banff back in May, 2008. It was the first weekend in May and although it's still not quite spring yet in the Rockies, we had glorious sunny weather and hot temperatures, relatively speaking.
Jasper, in the middle of the Rockies
On our visit to the Rockies we stayed just one night in Jasper. And in spite of our bad experience with a B&B (see accommodation tip) we do like this small town. Even more than Banff with its crowds of tourists.
Jasper is more sporty than Banff and has great sceneries and lots of nice spots to visit.
See for tips around Jasper my Jasper National Park page.
JASPER ALBERTA ,Athabasca Glacier National Park 4
"Near Glacier National Park"
Between Banff and Jasper Alberta Canada. HERE YOU SEE ICE WHICH IS A PART OF THE COLUMBIA ICE FIELDS OR GLACIER.
"THE TOWN OF JASPER ALBERTA"
I took this picture from the ski lift as we went up to the top of the mountain.
"NEAR Jasper Alberta"
Clouds on the mountain between Banff and Jasper Alberta
"NEAR ICE FIELDS"
Lake and mountains near glacier.
"ROAD TO JASPER AND COLUMBIA ICE FIELDS"
"CHALET ON TOP OF SULFUR MOUNTAIN BANFF"
SKI CHALET AT SUMMIT
"MOUNTAIN SCENE FROM CHALET"
"ANOTHER MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH SNOW"
Snow on the mountain
"Glacier National Park"
A VIEW OF THE COLUMBIA ICE FIELDS
"ANOTHER MOUNTAIN WITH SNOW ON TOP"
THE START OF THE ICE FLOWS
"THE COLUMBIA ICE FIELDS"
THE GLACIER TOURS START HERE. HUGE BUSES EQUIPPED WITH TRACKS INSTEAD OF TIRES TO GO WAY INTO THE ICE FIELDS. YOU CAN SEE THE EFFECT OF GLOBAL WARMING AND A HOT SUMMER AS THE ICE HAS MELTED FOR A LONG WAY UP THE GLACIER.
"THE DRY PART OF ICE FIELDS"
YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE ICE FIELDS HAVE MELTED THEY USE TO RUN UP BETWEEN THE TWO MOUNTAINS.
"ICE FIELDS MELT"
At the end of the run off of melting snow. Mount Edith Cavell.
WATER FROM THE MELTING GLACIER
"LAKE NEAR ICE FIELDS"
MY SON-IN-LAW AND DAUGHTER NEAR THE LAKE. IT IS EMERALD GREEN AND IS WATER FROM THE MELTING ICE FIELDS THEY ARE PONDERING THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE. I took this picture of them.