Jasper in January

Jasper is one of the coolest little towns I’ve ever seen, nestled amongst some of the most amazing winter scenery I came across in my northern adventure.  I followed around some docile elk for an afternoon, hiked around a frozen canyon with a river rushing beneath the ice, amazing aurora shows over imposing peaks.  Truly a wonder place to visit in winter, I can’t recommend it enough.

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A lovely frozen scene as Maligne River exits the canyon.
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Roosevelt Elk, casually grazing and fortunately not mating season, they were super docile and relaxed and I trailed them for hours without them ever giving a care.
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Auroras over Pyramid Island.
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Pyramid Mountain rises high over Jasper town.
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5th bridge over Maligne Canyon, off to the wilderness!
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A world famous ice climber’s playground in Maligne Canyon, with dozens of frozen waterfalls dotting the route.
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Nature putting on quite a show.
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Another of Maligne’s frozen falls.
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I love that little slice of light before the sun has taken over.
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The impressive range running north of Jasper town, as seen from Indian Peak.
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I could spend weeks watching the light and clouds play in these ranges.
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A big bull takes a break from sweeping snow to get to the grasses, I can only presume to take in the scenery as I was.

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