Brace yourselves, folks, what I’m about to do here may be sacrilege to some of you. I’m about to write a review of Whistlers campground in Jasper National Park despite having never actually camped there. Now before you click away to watch kitten videos in hopes of calming your indignation, let me assure you that […]
Rarely does a camping trip peak during the drive to one’s destination, but if you’re heading to Jasper from Calgary this is every bit the possibility. I’ll say this ad nauseam, but Icefields Parkway is a treasure of a highway. Wow! The views are beyond spectacular and last for hundreds of kilometers.
I sometimes wonder if born and raised Western Canadians truly understand the uniqueness of their situation with regards to the national parks system. This is especially true of Albertans and British Columbians living on the door step of the glorious mountain parks known throughout the world. Having grown up in Southern Ontario, national parks were […]
When last we visited Aspen Beach Provincial Park, back in August of 2014, our camping weekend was severely impacted by abnormally cold weather. If I recall correctly, we awoke to temperatures in the low single digits each morning and our afternoon highs only ventured into the mid-teens. Sunny or not, that is hardly the kind […]
There’s a first time for everything. This is absolutely true except for when it’s not. Forget things I have no intention of doing like, say, seeing how many ball bearings I can stick up a nostril; the dime scare of 1980 was enough nostril adventure for one lifetime, thank you very much. Forget also the […]