Monthly Archives: January 2016

Reserving Jasper’s backcountry

Backpackers planning trips for Jasper National Park’s backcountry this summer can go online as of today (January 28) to reserve campsites. The new website provides a quick way of insuring the campsites you need for overnight excursions. The new website,, ┬áis the first of its kind in the mountain parks. So I would be ready for efficient booking for this summer, I went online last night at and […]

Howse Pass: The disappearing trail

Of a number of trails that have disappeared since the first edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, Howse Pass may be the most famous. The trail up the Howse┬áRiver to Howse Pass and the Columbia Valley beyond was first travelled by North West Company fur trader David Thompson in June 1807. Over the next three years, the trail was used as the first transcontinental trade route to the Columbia […]