Mount Robson Provincial Park Travel Guide

  • Mount Robson Provincial Park
    Mount Robson Provincial Park
    by Twan
  • Mount Robson Provincial Park
    Mount Robson Provincial Park
    by Twan
  • Berg Lake
    Berg Lake
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Mount Robson Provincial Park Things to Do

  • Mt. Robson Visitor Center

    This BC parks visitor center lies just off of the Yellowhead Highway. From the visitor center and the nearby restaurant and gift shop, there's the famous view of the southern face of Robson. The visitor center has a viewing deck that allows for great views of Robson; downstairs in the center, there's also informative exhibits about the mountain...

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  • WILDFLOWERS & BEARS!

    At the road junction at Tete Jaune Cache, we turned and headed down Highway 5 to Valemount and Clearwater. At this time of the year, wildflowers were in bloom on the roadsides.Also, we saw quite a few Black Bears. There wasn't much traffic in this area, perhaps this was why?

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  • REARGUARD FALLS

    The Rearguard Falls are not very high falls. They wouldn't want to be, because this is where the Chinook [Pacific Salmon] end their long journey. These fish have survived several years at sea, then return to the Fraser river where they were born. The Chinook have traveled upstream over 1200 km. What an amazing journey!.....And if you are here at...

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  • TERRY FOX VIEW POINT

    For those of you who are not aware of who Terry Fox was, here is some info........QUOTE..................."Terry Fox lost a leg to bone cancer, but undertook to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He completed 5,375 km before illness forced him to end his run. His valiant effort against incredible odds touched the hearts of all...

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  • MOOSE LAKE

    Moose Lake was our next point of interest after the Mt. Robson visitor centre. This is a huge lake. The day was dull, so not a nice photo, no Mountain reflections!Once again, we were looking for Moose, we told they hang out in the marshes on the edge of the Lake, and once again, NO LUCK!The lake has 2 Boat ramps, and is meant to be good fishing.

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  • BERG LAKE TRAIL

    The Berg Lake Trail is a long 2 day trail. We couldn't do this, so walked quite a way and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery.It begins,2 kms from the Visitor Centre. If you do the whole trek, you see lakes, rivers and waterfalls, glaciers, forests and alpine meadows and stay at campgrounds along the 22km route. Those intending to hike the...

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  • MT. ROBSON VISITOR CENTRE

    The Mount Robson Park Visitor Centre is located at the park's western entrance, a must stop.From the centre, there is a wonderful view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies,..........We had a look, then headed into the Visitor Centre for some more information on what to see & do.The centre has all this information, plus more. We...

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  • YELLOWHEAD LAKE & YELLOWHEAD PASS

    After departing from Jasper we followed route 16 through Yellowhead Pass to Mt. Robson. This Pass, was one of the most important native and fur-trading routes across the Rockies. It is the boundary between Jasper and Mount Robson parks, Alberta and British Columbia, and Mountain and Pacific time zones.Important to remember "set your watch back one...

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  • Hargreaves hut

    An isolated wooden hut is placed on the east end of Berg Lake with a straight sight to the glacier... there are a heater and some benchs and tables inside... there is enough space for sleep there despite no bunk beds.. but a sleeping bad is right .. i reckon it as the best place to spend the night before some hikes around Mt Robson before to get...

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  • Lake's plain

    After 6km that dont demand so much effort you reach the primitive campground and Kinney lake... this is the second stage.. the easiest one. The path runs along the lake in a loop way...the first part of the lake shore climbs the slope during some time gaining height and at the other end run down swiftly..all that with stunning views to the high...

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  • Berg Lake east end

    The path that follows the lake shore is fascinating and the views of the glacier are impressive.. despite cold snow and chilly wind...the lenght aprox 1km deserves the effort ..besides i could see lot of wildlife marks on the snow.. i guess bears indeed, goats and others...totally alone there was a little bit scary and thrilling at the same time..

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  • Berg Lake west end

    And here it is .. after just 5h hiking up we reach the west end Berg Lake. The flat but long valley that we thread before is such an amazing scenario...mountain to the left and to the right and the chilly wind blowing and cutting your face.. luckily that day wasnt so cold but has to be extremmelly hard with the frozen wind blowing on your face.. to...

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  • Berg lake meadows

    These pictures were taken amidst km 18-21 ..first and second are taken looking backwards walking by a heavy rocky slope by the snow over the flat valley. Strolling alone i didnt hear anything, no noises, no wildlife..just your breath ... was absolutelly terrific and amazing, such a quietness. Going ahead after take that bend i talked before you can...

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  • Berg lake at hand

    Few meters after the open campsite you find this river bend where you get a great panorama overview beneath Mount Robson.. cloudy and foogy looked scary but in a sunny day will be glorious and impressive. On this part of the trail you are feeling anxious to get to the lake and behold the views that you watched before by Tv or Goggle Earth.. but...

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  • km17-18

    Emperor falls is located on km 17 ..just after there's a last steep part and after that the path become smoother and lighter.. Just on km 18 there's other open air campsite amidst the pine and fir trees.. no facilities at all.. its just a vivac campground with tiny parcels to install your tent... the path follows the stream where u can make...

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  • Emperor Fall

    Here it is.. after a strenous hike up we get an impressive overview.. the path gets a fork to the right and a 100m straight beneath a lush trees forest leads you from it to the bottom of the fall.. that can be touched by your hand..if you dare .. The roaring is so hard and the view to the valley that u have throdden before.. i stay there for a...

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  • Views among falls

    The path grows steeply from Fall of the Pools to Emperor Falls ..you can hear the roaring river in the distance hidden by a rock formation in front of you.. looks like a inner rocky stream that connect both waterfalls. The terrain changes from a wide path to calcarian rocky that leads to a small and nice bridge over the rocks .. its like a maze.....

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  • Fall of the pools

    A little bit upwards you will find another sign called Fall of the pools.. its a loop path to the right of the main trail. its forbidden but its possible to climb down a little bit to take better pictures but be aware of the slippery mood land if its wet.. At this part the path becomes smoother despite a last effort with a rocky steps tremendous...

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  • Steepest part

    I remember such a beautiful landmark.. a really hard steep path with the river roaring below and a light snow was falling down over the forest and over me, sweating but unforgettable time... all those kilometers from 11.5 to aproximatelly 17 were terrible.. at some bends as u can take a look on my pictures you can behold the river and its...

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  • White Falls

    Beyond Whitehorn campground, a short flat section of trail leads to yet a third bridge across the river and the start of the hardest part of the hike. For 2 miles the trail climbs steeply, gaining more than half of the 2600 foot elevation gain to Berg Lake in a single pushThis part of the hike offers spectacular scenario over the white falls with...

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  • km9 to 11

    Once you crossed the streams that end at kinney lake you will find a forest on the left merge of the river..the path raises up abruptly in a two or three switchbacks ...its so steep and require a heavy effort. the path keep on going amidst the forest with the river growning and growling hundred meters down there... this strenous part end in a...

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  • the next morning

    I woke up in Jasper YH at 4.30 am that morning under still dark and snowy dawn. Temperature was -6 degrees... sounded like a nice and shiny day perfect for hiking (lol)So i took my frozen car towards Jasper junction and turned left towards Tete Jaune Cache (BC). the snow was stronger and my thoughts of hiking that day even worse.. but just passed...

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  • the day befotre II

    Once in the ranger station i took the tiny road that leaded to the trail parking lot ..driving along a lush and wet forest i arrived to the end of this where I met two french canadian guys who explained me how was the trail and the chances to achieve my goal ...sounded scary cos they did in two days and i wanted to do it in just one.... I was...

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  • Mount Robson trail journal

    The day before i arrived to Jasper at noon after an amazing road from Lake Louise... my sole intention in that town was attempt to hike to Berg Lake. i didnt take a look to Medicine lake or others... i went to Jasper youth hostels located in the outskirts and after lunch i bought some stuff and some food.. this picture was taken during my scouting...

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Mount Robson Provincial Park Local Customs

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    by DPando Updated May 12, 2008

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    I didnt realize about what i had to do starting my hike day... mates in Hargreaves shelter told me that there's a box just after crossing the bridge in the parking lot next to maps and Berg Lake trail information point where u can fill your name and details in a paper in case that something wrong happens to you.. but im sure that when i was there noody will check the papers box after me... because the rangers office was closed by off-season ..so.. if you are thinking on going next summer do that !!

    Mt Robson in the mist

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