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3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

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3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

I will be in the CR from August 3 - August 11 2010.

Below is a description of part of the trip that I need some help with.

The days prior to this will be spent exploring Yoho.

I am driving up from LL to Jasper on the icefields pkwy on day 1.

What to see and do?

Will awaken in Jasper and want to set out hiking, day 2.

Which hike? (2-4 hour trail round trip)

Will awaken in Jasper for day 3.

Another hike or thing to see and do?

Will awaken in Jasper and head back to Banff on icefields pkwy.

Again, what to see and do?

If this was your trip, how would you spend the time?

Any suggestions will be helpful and my time is free so I will consider everything that you tell me.

Thanks.

Steve

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1. Re: 3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

I'm in a time crunch at the moment -- but maybe this will help with some ideas.

We spent a week in Jasper late summer this year -- here's the link to my blog -- http://2totravel.blogspot.com/ -- click the Canadian Rockies 2009 link under "Our Adventures and Voyages" or go to the September archive for the posts from the trip that include photos.

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2. Re: 3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

Sorry for drifting a bit off topic, but what do you mean by "the CR", SarasotaPoolBoy?

For things to see on the Icefields Parkway, check out this TripAdvisor Traveler Article: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g659487-c74055/Canadi…

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3. Re: 3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

Sorry Country_Wife.

I thought I was being kool! CR, I thought was short for Canadian Rockies, by the locals. Once again caught thinking I knew too much!

Anyway, like I said, we will be spending 4 days in Field exploring Yoho and some of LL (I hope that is short for Lake Louise)

Then a trip up the icefields parkway for 3 nights in Jasper in a suite we rented.

Most of the trails seem to be miles from the town, so I was wondering the best way to attack the "sightseeing/hiking" situation.

We will take all day to get to Jasper from Field, but once in Jasper, what are the "must see" trails or hikes to take, and in an arrangement that we do not have to backtrack with the car over and over again...if that is possible.

From Jasper, we are going down the icefields pkwy for a 3 night stay in Banff.

Any help for the sights and hiking itinerary on the way to and from Jasper would be appreciated.

Thanks

Steve

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4. Re: 3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

My favourite hikes in Jasper NP (that's "national park" ;-> ) are (in no particular order): Opal Hills (Maligne Lake), Wilcox Pass (Columbia Icefields), Cavell Meadows (Mt. Edith Cavell) and the Sulphur Skyline (MIette Hot Springs). You could do WIlcox Pass either way on your drive up the parkway (depending on weather?) and pick any two of the other three for your days in Jasper, and not be disappointed! The Sulphur Skyline is the toughest of them all - with 2300 feet of elevation gain in about 4.5 km (one way). The others are in the 1200 - 1600 foot range, and total distance approx. 8 - 10 km (that's 5 - 6 miles).

All of them are approx. a one hour drive to the trailhead from town - but the driving is very scenic, and there is a good chance of sighting wildlife on the way.

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5. Re: 3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

Mt Edith Cavell - JNP

On the way - Parker Ridge, Bow Lake & Bow Glacier Falls

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7. Re: 3 days in Jasper....what to see itinerary?

Hi.

We too are on a budget, but considering the value of the pound vs. the dollar when compared to the Canadian Dollar, you should be all right.

Anyhow go to

www.stayinjasper.com/showinns.asp

This is where we found our "homestay" and maybe this will help you.

Good Luck

Steve

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