Secret Jasper Ice Boat Gets New Fame

I first heard of the Top Secret ice boat from a tour guide as I rode up the Jasper Tramway. He explained about how an aircraft carrier made of ice was being developed during World War II. The beautiful and …

Historical Postcard: Rappelling Above Athabasca Glacier

This 1960s era postcard of the Athabasca Glacier comes from my collection of Jasper National Park stuff. But this is no ordinary souvenir postcard.

There is a story to it that should be told.

This postcard reveals a different Jasper …

3 Bears on the Golf Course

Imagine playing a game of golf on a course surrounded by Canadian Rockies mountains. You’re having a great game. Then, to your surprise, the next hole is blocked by 3 black bears.

This historic Jasper National Park scene depicts a …

The Famous Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course Circa 1940

One of the pictures in my vintage c. 1940 Jasper National Park postcard folder (introduced here) shows the famous Jasper Park Lodge golf course.

The historic picture depicts the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course in the foreground, …

Postcard: 1940s Jasper National Park - Part 1

A vintage Jasper National Park souvenir postcard folder that offers a glimpse into the park’s history is now a part of my collection. I couldn’t resist owning a piece of Jasper National Park history. The postcard folder contains 22 pictures …

10 Things to Do in Jasper Village

Some call it Jasper Townsite, others call it Jasper Village. Either way, there’s lots to do in the small community in the center of Jasper National Park.

While the point of visiting Jasper National Park is getting out and …

Did you know Jasper National Park is 100 years old?

That’s right. 2007 marks the centennial anniversary of Jasper National Park. 1907 is when the region was turned into a Canadian National Park.

Of course, Jasper’s history goes back beyond 1907, but it’s inclusion in the National Park system …