IJune Moon over Patricia Lake took this photo in late June. It was almost midnight yet still bright out. You sure do get your money’s worth when you vacation in Jasper. Every day is like almost 2 days anywhere else with all the daylight this beautiful Northern Rockies park enjoys.
In the summer, you have to be pretty patient, waiting for the dark skies to arrive. But, when they do, the show is amazing.
If you’re lucky enough to own an iPad, be sure to install GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad — the astronomy star guide. It’s an incredible teaching tool for zooming in on & identifying constellations.
Did you know that “sitting is the smoking of our generation,” according to some recent studies? Long hours at sit-down jobs and school is damaging our health. But, pardon the pun, you don’t have to take this bad news sitting down.
You can greatly relieve stress levels by committing to add nature back into your daily routine. David Suzuki has a great challenge that will actually help you introduce activity in nature. It’s called the 30 x 30 Challenge.
When you sign up for the challenge, you get the support of the Suzuki Foundation in helping to motivate you and your family by sharing your diary of activities, submitting your photos & sharing great tips for inspiration.
We’re pretty lucky in Jasper because we’re surrounded by nature, bike paths, hiking trails, rivers, Marmot Basin Ski Hill and a community that is committed to an active lifestyle. But, if you take the 30 x 30 challenge, chance are that you’ll discover loads of nature’s gems in your own community.
This video tells the story of the many people who have made Jasper their new home. They may have come here to work a season but the decision to stay a lifetime was easy. One thing we know for certain is that, even if you decide to visit for a holiday, we know you’ll want to plan to return.
The video begins at Spirit Island on Maligne Lake . You’ll see this magical place reappear throughout the video as well as other treasures of Jasper National Park.