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Monday, August 4, 2014

Road Trip Jasper Alberta

Scenic Road Banff to Jasper, Canon 5D Markiii, Canon 24-105 at 50, manual focus at infinity, f9, 1/200, ISO200

Jasper is a small town in the heart of the Canadian Rockies with a population just over 5000.
This little town is my favorite place in the Rockies, I don’t visit it enough, too far away!

The trip from Calgary will take around 5.5 h, passing by the scenic route without too much traffic, and no accident, it can be a lot longer during the holidays. People that are coming from Edmonton can make it in about 4.5h depending of traffic volume.

Scenic Road, Canon 5D Markiii, Canon 24-105 at 58mm, f14, 1/80, ISO200
Being far away from the big cities make Jasper a perfect destination to relax, especially if you compare it to Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore that are extremely busy.

Last time we visit Jasper was in 1995, there is more restaurants and shops but otherwise is the same beautiful and relaxing little town feeling. 

Earl's great view, great food
Earl's Panoramic Patio, as you can see at the top the hill the skytram terminal

 Going out in Jasper for breakfast, lunch or dinner is great, excellent bars and restaurants, my 2 favorite patio are Earl’s Restaurant with a panoramic view of the Mountains, and the rooftop patio of Jasper Pizza Place, both have amazing view, and cause we normally only take appetizers and drinks the view is  essential  for us.

Earl’s is great and the food is excellent, if you go to the Pizza Place and you are a fan of olive oil, you have to try their Fresh Oven Bread w/Import Olive Oil and Balsamic “Family owned olive oil straight from Greece” amazing taste, too bad they don’t sell it bottled! I would of buy a case!

We stay at the Bear Hill Lodge in a small and comfortable cabin, the location is perfect walking distance to all services, bars and restaurants. 

Our little cabin

Bear Hill Lodge, great location, great service

Small and Comfortable

Jasper is an amazing destination for landscape and nature photographer, and the scenic drive from Calgary passing through Banff National Park is a must.

Pyramid Mountain Reflection, clear mountain water

Jasper a place to put on your bucket list! I will go back!

Overlooking Jasper

An Amazing Place

View of Pyramid Mountain, Jasper Landmark

Skytram Terminal
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  1. Such incredible images...I just love how the mountains are so close to the roadways. I did a quick in and out of Jasper years ago on a road trip so didn't see much. After seeing your beautiful pics, I'll make it a point to stay longer on my next trip! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you Sarah, Jasper is an amazing place, hope to go back for at least 2 weeks next time, now time to focus on my South America adventure, leaving Aug. 15 for hopefully a couple of years, that's a bit scary, but new adventure always bring more than expected, I will try to write more posts and maybe some vlog. Have a great week,