Ex­plore by Snow­shoe

Where Canadian Rockies - - JASPER AREA HOT SIGHTS -

Five Jasper trails are “Snow­shoe­ing is an af­ford­able sport that al­lows trail users of all abil­i­ties to con­nect to the park,” says Joseph Ze­browski of Parks Canada. Find maps at the In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre (Map 5, 14N); rental shops and tours are listed on p 105.

The Ice­fields Park­way (p 101), the scenic high­way from Jasper to Lake Louise, turned 75 in 2015. Called the ‘Won­der Trail’ and ‘Glacier Trail’ by early ex­plor­ers, The road was built from 1931 to 1940; it now pro­vides easy ac­cess to Mar­mot Basin ski area (p 108), cross-country ski trails (p 105), and frozen Athabasca, Sun­wapta and Tan­gle wa­ter­falls be­fore ris­ing to the renowned majesty of the Columbia Ice­field and Athabasca Glacier, just over an hour drive south of town. newly des­ig­nated for snow­shoe­ing and fat tire bik­ing.

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