IN CANADA’S LARGEST ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, NOTHING EVER REMAINS THE SAME OR STAYS STILL FOR VERY LONG. Here’s a little sampling of the top 5 NEW happenings and developments in Jasper National Park that are happening in 2013 to get visitors dreaming of their next Rocky Mountain holiday.
1 Main Jasper Connector Revived - Old Fort Point Bridge renewed
A major $1 million dollar replacement of the Old Fort Point bridge was completed in October 2013. Old Fort Point is a Jasper classic hike with spectacular views of the townsite and surrounding areas. Visitors can also connect from here on foot or bike to the spectacular Lac Beauvert trail.
2 New Easy Trails System -
Enjoy the best of Jasper by trail
Parks Canada finished the Woodpecker Trail this summer, completing our new Easy trails system in the park. The best of Jasper’s camping, accommodations, hiking, beaches and biking are all connected in one simple network.
3 A New Place to Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe - Equipped with a warming hut and much more
New cross country and snowshoeing trails are being constructed in a new area of the park 25km west of Jasper. The new Decoigne will feature a rustic warming hut, group size campfire pit, new washrooms and of course- new trails! Pronounced “Duh-coin”, the area rich in human history and wildlife.
4 Re-opened Cavell Road -
After a dramatic summer 2012
There is no better location to experience a dramatic landscape change. The Ghost Glacier fell on August 8th/2012 and caused a flood of debris that washed out hiking trails, picnic tables and forced the road to close. Re-opened in spring of 2013, this stunning area features an adjusted trail network and boasts one of Jasper’s most accessible alpine areas and top attractions.
5 Covered oTENTiks - Arriving in Jasper - Ready for 2014
oTENTiks have been installed at the Whistlers Campground in Jasper and are ready to book for the 2014 camping season. These classic canvas covered shelters offer the perfect place to spend a starry night.
Book yours by calling 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) or by visiting www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
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