On the Lookout for Animal Jams

An animal jam on highway 16 in Jasper

It takes a keen eye and a little luck to spot the wildlife in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

The good news is that fellow travelers are looking too.  And when they see something…


“Stop the car, …

Picture: Deer sees me on Pyramid Bench Trails in Jasper National Park

So I’m walking along the 8c trail in the Pyramid Bench Trails, a network of trails connecting Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake and several smaller lakes and runs in the vicinity of Pyramid Lake Road, just outside of Jasper townsite.

Then, …

How many Bighorn Sheep are in this picture?

This amazing scene was from my recent vacation in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

These bighorn sheep were relaxing on Jasper National Park’s Highway 16 east hillside and posing for the camera.

During the daytime, there’s a good …

Tourists Caught Feeding Bears Face Potential $2,000 to $5,000 Fine - Feeding Jasper National Park Wildlife is Illegal!

According to a recent article in Rocky Mountain Outlook, there are reports of 5 tourists allegedly feeding bears in the Canadian Rockies.

The Rocky Mountain Outlook says that the fine is $2,000 to $5,000 for feeding wildlife in the …

Experiencing Wildlife in Jasper National Park

What wildlife do you have the potential of seeing?

Check out these videos and photos from travelers who saw elk, bighorn sheep and other animals in Jasper National Park.

This first video captures the elk in Jasper National Park who …

Videos of Marmots in Jasper National Park

Hoary marmots are cool.  Literally.  They live all year round in the cool weather of the Canadian Rockies, hibernating over half the year during the colder months.

With a little luck, you may see them in various places in Jasper …

LOL mountain goats? Jasper National Park gets the LOLcat treatment.

If you’ve been on the Internet for any length of time, there’s a good chance you’ve seen funny cat pictures known as LOLcats made famous on the website icanhascheezburger.

Wikipedia describes lolcats: “A lolcat is an image combining a …

Magnificent bighorn sheep in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies

Bighorn sheep are magnificent creatures and one of the more common Jasper National Park wildlife sightings.

If you spend a few days or a weeks in the Canadian Rockies during the summer, you have a good chance of seeing bighorn …

Wildlife Profile: Hoary Marmots in the Canadian Rockies

Hoary Marmots. Now you see them. Now you don’t.  Did you hear them whistle?

Yes, marmots earned the nickname “whistlers” from the sounds they make.  In Jasper National Park, Whistlers Mountain has whistlers (marmots) living on it. You may spot …

Funny Wildlife Photo - Elk

Elk are usually well-behaved.

But this character, tired of all of the tourists taking pictures of him, decides to stick out his tongue.

He’s quite a troublemaker.

Would you stick your tongue out back at him?

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