Adventure / Active, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife
Kid Friendly: Yes. If your child can walk up hills and walk 7 kilometers. We can adjust the length based on your children's interest and strength.
Maximum travelers: 8
See Icebergs and wildflowers on this Jasper National Park Hike
Please not that in 2018 this hike is not available until mid- August, as road work is being done by Parks Canada. This highlight hike will take you to one Jasper's true alpine jems. Real icebergs float in a turquoise lake, and the subalpine meadows can't be beat for a sumptuous riot of colour and shape.
I meet you at your accommodation if your in or near the Jasper Townsite, or we establish a place in the Jasper townsite to meet. I then go in your car to the Edith Cavell trail head (for 2017 the trailhead requires a parking permit, which I have). Then we explore the fascinating glacial forefield, the lake with icebergs, before heading up through a subalpine forest (where we will enjoy our picnic lunch) that opens up to a subalpine meadow with outstanding views and if we catch it right, amazing wildflowers. Then we head back to town together, happy and thrilled with our explorations of this special place.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Tour will start at your hotel if you are staying in the Jasper townsite or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. I jump into our vehicle to head to the trailhead. If you're not in town or JPL then we can meet infront of the Parks Canada Information Centre at 500 Connaught
End location: Your hotel
Duration: 5 hours
Can be a bit longer or shorter, depending upon weather, hiking ability and what we get enthralled by.
I head come with you in your vehicle. There will be limited access, and my groups have clearance to park Edith Cavell trailhead.
Private guide, hiking poles upon request, small backpacks if needed, mitts and hats if requested.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 CAD - per person - for a box lunch
Transportation to the trailhead.
Bring a lunch, snacks and water.
I do not provide transportation. I either accompany you in your vehicle or will meet you at the trail-head.
Waivers need to be signed to participate in hikes/walks.