The best way to describe Jasper National Park

What is the best way to describe Jasper National Park?

It isn’t easy to do properly.  But every now and then, someone says something that you know is just right.

I recently acquired a vintage 1937 brochure entitled “Jasper National …

What to wear to Jasper National Park circa 1948

Wondering what to wear to Jasper National Park?

A promotional magazine from 1948 will give some clues.

A page from a 1948 Jasper National Park promotional magazine put out by the Canadian National railways suggests all sorts of clothing options, …

Athabasca Hotel in Jasper National Park: 1940s versus 2010

jasper-holiday-vintage-brochure-athabasca-tours-and-hotelA lot has changed over the years in Jasper National Park.  Such is the case with the Athabasca Hotel, one of the historic hotels in Jasper.

The 1928 hotel stands proud on Patricia Street, not far from the Jasper Park

Rare 1930s Jasper National Park Home Movie of Maligne Canyon Hiking

If you want to know what it was like to hike Maligne Canyon in the early days of Jasper National Park (founded in 1907), check out this rather fun vintage 1930s home black and white movie from YouTube.  Take a …

What does Edward Wilson Moberly have to do with Jasper National Park history?

The answer:  Lots.  Moberly and his family were there for most of Jasper’s modern history.

Edward Wilson Moberly had more ties to the Jasper National Park experience and history than just about anyone.

The book “Culturing Wilderness in Jasper

Book Review: “Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park”

Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed was published in 2007 on the heels of Jasper National Park’s centennial celebration. A collection of 9 academic works by an …

The Jasper National Park postal stamp

Did you know Jasper National Park has its own postal stamp?

In 2007, Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp to celebrate Jasper National Park’s 100 year anniversary. The stamp portrays a Jasper wilderness landscape with surrounding Canadian Rockies in the …

On the Menu: A 1953 Jasper Park Lodge Dinner

Cold lobster with mayonnaise?

Pictured is a scan of a Jasper Park Lodge restaurant menu I have.  The menu is dated Wednesday, July 22, 1953.  The menu depicts Spirit Island on Jasper’s famous Maligne Lake.

The words “Canadian National System” …

6 Scenic Views in Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park gift shops have offered all sorts of scenic postcards throughout the ages. In the 1960s, one of the items hanging from the gift shop racks was this “6 Scenic Views – Jasper Canadian Rockies” postcard set (from …

A Jasper Park Traveler’s 1969 Home Movie

The first minute and a half of this short 1969 home movie shows an interesting and raw glimpse into the way Jasper National Park was – from the perspective of a 1969 traveler.

  • Big 60s American cars parked on Connaught