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Boat Cruise

Top Jasper Sights and Adventures

July 24, 2016
By Where writers

Jasper is an adventure playground – its wilderness beckons to many. Here are some ideas for your summer adventures:

Maligne Lake Cruise to Spirit Island

Maligne Lake Cruise to Spirit Island

Through the Lens
Spirit Island is one of the most photographed locations in Canada. On the Maligne Lake ‘Through the Lens’ Cruise snap incredible shots with the help of an on-board professional photographer. Learn to how to use filters, frame the scene, capture clouds and compensate for difficult light. (more…)

Water’s Wonders: Canadian Rockies Glaciers, Rivers, Falls and Lakes

Your summer playground

By Afton Aikens

For many visitors—and locals on a staycation—the Canadian Rockies are synonymous with big mountain skiing, hiking to pristine alpine lakes and countless other outdoor pursuits like canoeing and fishing on waterways surrounded by towering peaks.

Photo: Bow Lake, Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography

Photo: Bow Lake, Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography

While we’re far from the coast, much of the lifestyle here revolves around water. We glide on it, we climb its frozen form, and yes, we swim in it (for a short window during summer). We photograph and admire its beauty.


The Canadian Rockies’ Southern Jewel: Waterton Lakes National Park

By Afton Aikens & Olivia Grecu

From the Trans-Canada Hwy between Calgary and Canmore, drive south through rolling hills on Alberta’s Cowboy Trail (Hwy 22) to Waterton Lakes National Park.

While smaller than Banff and Jasper national parks, Waterton’s beauty is just as impressive. Explore the park with these locals’ suggestions:


Scenic Drives

  • The Bison Paddock Loop Road is just inside the park boundary off Hwy 6. Watch for these majestic animals from a viewing platfom near the paddock.
  • At the Red Rock Parkway, prairie and mountain landscapes meet. See colourful rocks at Red Rock Canyon and take a shady forest walk to thundering Blakiston Falls.