Your guide Paula will lead you on a unique route along the Maligne Canyon rim to Bridge #5. We provide Ice Cleats & hiking poles for safety while we explore the canyon's rim and it's frozen beauty.
Learn all about the mysterious underground drainage system as we walk the 5 bridges of this fascinating gorge. Paula is a professional "IGA" guide and lifetime resident of Jasper; she provides transportation in a comfortable 7 passenger mini van.
Your guide will lead you on a unique route along the Maligne Canyon Rim to bridge #5. You will feel the spray of the waterfall and hear its roar. Expect to learn about the mysterious underground drainage system as we walk the lower portion of this fascinating gorge.
Enjoy the scenic drive past disappearing Medicine Lake. We continue up the valley to spectacular Maligne Lake. The drive to Maligne Lake can be good for spotting wildlife like: elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and bears.
Join Paula on the hike to Mount Edith Cavell Meadows; Jasper's signature hike. Paula has planned stops, so she can point out things of interest; glaciers, flowers, small mammals, history and for you to catch your breath!
She is passionate for this alpine area where she has hiked sine she was a child. We will stop for a picnic lunch across from Angel Glacier, in a wildflower meadow, it's awesome. Come enjoy this hike and gain an appreciation for this special location. Paula is always happy when she gets to hike to the meadows. Departs 9:30 am. – allow about 5 hours - 90 minutes driving, 3-3.5 hours hiking
Paula offers the Columbia Icefield Adventure year round in the summer we stop at Athabasca and Sunwapta rivers: these are short walks to view the impressive waterfalls. Paula drives the van to the Icefield.
Once we arrive at the Icefield it is your choice to take the Snowcoach/Ice Explorer or join Paula as we hike to view the glacier from Wilcox Pass. We stop in the awesome Pass for a "picnic " lunch. The winter tour we stop at the frozen waterfalls and snowshoe at the Icefield.
Join Paula on Mount Edith Cavell tour she will drive the van to the towering mountain and back to Jasper as she will have a Parks Canada Permit to access the road. Paula has planned stops to point all things of interest as we walk to take in the mountains awesome beauty and Angel Glacier.
We may hear the glacier calve and tumble into the Pond. Allow 3 hours.
The snowshoe adventure is always a fun way to enjoy Jasper's awesome "NATURE" Paula will choose the best area for the day depending on the snow and road conditions. This adventure includes snowshoes,poles, transportation to the snowshoe location and Paula's guidance.
Let's enjoy some of Jasper's fluffy powder snow and awesome mountain scenery.
Paula will lead you on this awesome scenic trail that has views of the 3 valleys first stop looking down the valley at spectacular Mt. Edith Cavell great spot for photos here!
The trail then skirts the Athabasca river with views of turquoise lake Anette and Lake Edith where Paula spent summers growing up. Paula has lots of stories about what it was like to grow up in Jasper to share with guests. The trail is beside Bighorn Sheep habitat and red squirels we may spot some so time for photos. We stop at the overlook right beside Pyramid Mountain and Lake for our picnic lunch. The views are awesome remember to breathe. Then it is an easy descent back to the trailhead where it all started.