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  • 1 Jasper National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    500 Connaught Dr.

    Jasper National Park covers 10,878sq km/4,200sq mi, most of which is remote wilderness. In addition to spectacular terrain, Jasper also offers frequent opportunities to view the varied wildlife.

  • 2 Maligne Valley Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    This valley cradles a magnificent lake and canyon, both also named Maligne (Ma-LEEN), which can mean "malignant" or "injurious" in French. Despite its name, the valley is among the most beautiful in the Rockies.

  • 3 Maligne Lake Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    In 1875 surveyor Henry MacLeod was the first European to see the lake, naming it "Sore-foot." The lake and the surrounding peaks were initially explored in detail in 1908 by an expedition led by Mary Schaffer, a widow from Philadelphia who ..

  • Highway 16 travels through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson National Park, ending at Prince Rupert, next to the Pacific. It is also known as Yellowhead Highway, named after a blond Iroquois freeman ("Tête Jaune" in French), who, around..

  • 5 The Whistlers Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    These 2,470m/8,102ft peaks named for the sound made by resident marmots. The panorama from this elevation includes the townsite, the lake-dotted Athabasca Valley and the Colin Range to the northeast, and Mt. Yellowhead and the Victoria Cross Ranges t..

  • 6 Maligne Canyon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    This great slit carved in limestone reaches depths of 50m/164ft, while spanning widths of less than 3m/10ft in some places. A paved trail follows the top of the canyon, descending with the drop of the Maligne River. Bridges crossing the canyon serve ..

  • 7 Edith Cavell Mount Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Mount-Edith-Cavell Rd.

    This massif (3,368m/11,047ft) was named for an English nurse executed by the Germans in World War I for assisting Allied prisoners of war.

  • 8 Medicine Lake Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    The Colin Range to the north and the Maligne Range to the south hem in this lovely lake. From its highest levels during the snowmelt of early summer, the water body gradually shrinks as the season progresses, sometimes becoming only mud flats. Intrig..

  • 9 Miette Hot Springs Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Miette-Hot-Springs Rd.

    A road winds 18km/11mi through a pleasant green gorge to the park's hot springs bathhouse. The springs are high in natural minerals. Visitors can choose the hot pool, warm pool or the cold plunge pool. The natural settingaa for the springs, with moun..

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