365 Canadian Sights | Day 272: Jasper Week – Pyramid Mountain, Island and Lake

If lakes of emerald and aqua aren’t up your alley, how about something a little more transparent? Jasper’s got pretty much all shades. Some creative naming here. Pyramid Mountain looks like a pyramid. The lake lies below it. The island is in the lake. Ok, so it no one sat around thinking up good names… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 272: Jasper Week – Pyramid Mountain, Island and Lake

365 Canadian Sights | Day 271: Jasper Week – Emperor Falls

Ok, it’s a little bit of a cheat, but even though this isn’t in Japser proper, we’re sneaking out on the western border to visit Emperor Falls. Technically these falls are in Mt. Robson Provincial Park on the B.C. side of the provincial boundary, and just outisde of Jasper National Park, but it’s the same… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 271: Jasper Week – Emperor Falls

365 Canadian Sights | Day 270: Jasper Week – The Jasper Tramway

If you’re going to go to a place famous for mountain peaks, there ought to be a trip up one of them, right? It says something about a place when the tourism infrastructure is over 50 years old, yet it’s still a huge draw. That’s the case with this tramway up to Whistler’s Peak southwest… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 270: Jasper Week – The Jasper Tramway

365 Canadian Sights | Day 269: Jasper Week – Spirit Island on Lake Maligne

There’s a reason Jasper is super famous. Not only is it spectacular, but it’s also photogenic in a classic way that’s been popular for over 100 years. This is one of those views in Canada that’s probably more famous than the name of the place. Odds are, even if you’ve never actively sought out what… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 269: Jasper Week – Spirit Island on Lake Maligne

365 Canadian Sights | Day 268: Jasper Week – Athabasca Falls and Mt. Kerkeslin

Jasper, at its most famous, is essentially an advertisement for the outdoors. I mean that as a compliment, because it’s beautiful in a cliche way, but in such an epic way it overcomes that. A country as big and rugged as Canada is going to have some spectacular waterfalls, and here’s one of the top… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 268: Jasper Week – Athabasca Falls and Mt. Kerkeslin

365 Canadian Sights | Day 267: Jasper Week – Columbia Icefield Skywalk

The icefields may be what boosted Jasper to an international destiation, and the skywalk gives people a new way to appreciate them. While the Rocky Mountains have been around for millions of years, there are still new ways to take a look at them. The skywalk, which opened in 2014, is one of those new… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 267: Jasper Week – Columbia Icefield Skywalk

365 Canadian Sights | Day 265: Lady Evelyn Falls

Canada’s north holds many natural wonders that most of us have never heard of, especially waterfalls. As yet more evidence of that, we’re looking at Lady Evelyn Falls, a huge sheet waterfall on the Kakisa River. Around 17 m high, it’s not the largest drop, but that’s still taller than, a four-storey building (in most… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 265: Lady Evelyn Falls

365 Canadian Sights | Day 264: Chetwynd Carvings

It’s been 15 years since the carvings started coming fast and furious, and they’re giving Chetwynd a unique look. The wood carvings all over the small Northern B.C. town are the result of an annual competition where chainsaw carvers compete against each other. The results populate parts of the city’s core. And while you may… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 264: Chetwynd Carvings