Hanging out in a trailer while it rains during the day is one of the most underappreciated joys in life. That may sound counterintuitive since most campers are hoping to be outside enjoying the sun and warmth and beauty of the natural world. That is, presumably, the entire purpose of camping. But the odd daytime […]
“But it’s a dry heat.” In my estimation, these words are worthy of a thorough flogging with a filled, 2L water bottle. I’ve lived in both humid climates and arid climates and I can assure you hot is hot. That glowing yellow ball of fusion in the sky doesn’t care how moist the atmosphere is […]
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 […]