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The Complete Guide To The Miette Hot Springs Jasper (Version 1.0)

The Complete Guide To The Miette Hot Springs Jasper (Version 1.0)

June 12, 2017
“Wow. Wow. This is like Shangri - La!” I heard a man shout as he walked into the Miette Hot Springs for the first time. This is a common occurrence at the hot springs which I have visited frequently over the years since my family’s lodge is one of the closest resorts to them. Living…
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Local Secrets: The 5 Best Wildlife Viewing Spots Around Jasper Alberta

Local Secrets: The 5 Best Wildlife Viewing Spots Around Jasper Alberta

April 20, 2017
One of the biggest reason’s people love to come to Jasper National Park is to see the wildlife. It’s literally like driving through an open zoo (except of course the animals are wild!). Each Summer tourists are stopped on the side of the road with their camera’s out ready to snap pics of these beautiful animals…
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Overlander Bees at Jasper East

Overlander Bees at Jasper East

May 31, 2016
WHY BEES AT THE OVERLANDER MOUNTAIN LODGE? The main reason is to inform and educate our guests of the importance of bees. Since the early 2000s, the disappearance and declining number of bees has increased rapidly. Bees are not only essential for their honey but also for food production as they pollinate several crops. One third of…
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Where is Jasper East?

Where is Jasper East?

May 9, 2016
Where is Jasper East? It's a question we get asked ALOT. Jasper East is the east edge of Jasper National Park where the East Jasper Park Gates are located. This is the drive to get there from Jasper This is what people say about the drive
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6 Benefits of Staying in A Vacation Home (next to) Jasper

6 Benefits of Staying in A Vacation Home (next to) Jasper


So you are thinking of renting a Vacation Home for your trip to one of the most beautiful places in the world - Jasper National Park? Smart choice. There's is only one problem. It's actually not possible. What? Well sort of......let me explain and tell you the solution. In Jasper the only type of home…
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5 Ways to Have an Amazing Day in Jasper

5 Ways to Have an Amazing Day in Jasper

September 23, 2014
Hi. I'm Clint Griffiths, one of the owners of the Overlander Mountain Lodge, just outside of Jasper, Alberta. And today I wanted to share with you five things that I love to to do in the Jasper area. I've grown up here all my life, and I know the area very well, so I can…
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7 Reasons To Stay In A Jasper Cabin

7 Reasons To Stay In A Jasper Cabin

August 23, 2014
I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace – Linda McCartney Whether…
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8 Birds You Can Find in Jasper National Park

8 Birds You Can Find in Jasper National Park

July 30, 2013
Because Jasper National park and the surrounding areas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, they are particularly pristine habitat for wildlife. And because of the range of habitats -- forests, lakes and streams, and mountain highlands -- there are a variety of rare of bird species that call the area home. 1. Golden Eagle Gold eagles…
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5 Safety Tips for Hiking Around Jasper

5 Safety Tips for Hiking Around Jasper

July 16, 2013
Around Jasper, hiking is one of the most popular recreational activities. Because the nearby national parks are still wilderness, it's careful to take safety precautions when hiking around the Canadian Rockies. On trails around the Overlander, you're likely to encounter wildlife and it's necessary to be prepared for more extreme conditions. These five safety tips…
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5 Jasper Festivals Not To Miss

5 Jasper Festivals Not To Miss

July 4, 2013
The Overlander's location close to Jasper means that our guests can participate in the abundance of festivals that Jasper throws each year. All events are family friendly and provide wholesome entertainment for all age groups. There are festivals in every season: 1. The Jasper Heritage Rodeo The rodeo began in 1926 as a gathering of…
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Hinton Mountain Biking – Growing into a mountain biking mecca for all levels

Hinton Mountain Biking – Growing into a mountain biking mecca for all levels

June 28, 2013
In recent years, Hinton has made a name for itself in the mountain biking community. It's gorgeous mountain trails and bike park have made it a popular destination for Canadian and American bikers alike. Hinton Mountain Biking Association The Hinton Mountain Biking Association (HMBA) is a non-profit that maintains the bike park and the mountain…
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Top 6 Mountains to Hike In Jasper

Top 6 Mountains to Hike In Jasper

June 18, 2013
Jasper is renowned for its spectacular mountain scenery and world-class hiking. Every year, thousands come visit the internationally protected, pristine wilderness that surrounds the town. The top 6 mountains to hike in Jasper will take you to UNESCO World Heritage sites, the highest peaks in the region, and some of the most majestic views in…
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Jasper Wildlife Tours – a short to guide to an amazing experience

Jasper Wildlife Tours – a short to guide to an amazing experience

June 10, 2013
Jasper wildlife tours are some of the Overlander visitors' favorite activities in spring, summer, and fall. Because Jasper is located at the nexus of several national and provincial parks, it supports an abundance of wildlife native to the Canadian Rockies. Jasper Wildlife Favorites Porcupines Easily recognizable by their pelt of hard black and white quills,…
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Jasper Weather – Always changing but always beautiful

Jasper Weather – Always changing but always beautiful

May 29, 2013
What to Expect from Jasper Weather When planning your visit to the Overlander Lodge, be sure to take Jasper weather into consideration. Although you can plan your trip to the Overlander any time throughout the year, it's important that you're prepared for conditions during your vacation season. Spring Spring weather begins in Jasper around mid-April.…
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Health Benefits of the Miette Natural Hot Springs

Health Benefits of the Miette Natural Hot Springs

March 5, 2013
Hot Springs - Healthy , Relaxing and right in our backyard. Photo Courtesy of Miette Hot Springs There aren't many things that only require you to relax and yet are incredible for your health at the same time; but mineral springs are definitely one of them. One of the big problems for many unhealthy (and…
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Revel in Remote Outdoor Recreation at Brule Lake Sand Dunes

Revel in Remote Outdoor Recreation at Brule Lake Sand Dunes

September 4, 2012
Overlander guests seeking to experience a truly unique area of the Canadian Rockies should check out Brule Lake and its unique sand dune shores. Although it's not far from the Overlander, Brule Lake is an hour away from Jasper townsite, and around 45 minutes away from Hinton. It makes a great day trip for guests eager to explore…
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Miette Hot Springs – Relaxing since the 1800’s

Miette Hot Springs – Relaxing since the 1800’s

August 24, 2012
Miette Hotsprings: a Historic Mountain Escape Miette Hotsprings has been delighting bathers for over a century just 60 kilometres from downtown Jasper and 20 minutes from the Overlander Lodge . It's convenient location, fantastic vistas, and energizing waters make it a great day trip tailor-made for cleansing and relaxation. The facility has two hot pools…
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Jasper: a Town and Park Historically Intertwined

Jasper: a Town and Park Historically Intertwined

August 17, 2012
Jasper is a town that has survived despite economic ups and downs since the late 1800s . While it currently boasts high property values and impressive household incomes, this was not always the case. Indeed, there was a period during which much of Jasper was uninhabited. The city began as a fur trading post owned…
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Experience Alberta Like Never Before: Travel the Icefields Parkway

Experience Alberta Like Never Before: Travel the Icefields Parkway

August 10, 2012
Easily accessible from the Overlander Mountain Lodge, the Icefields Parkway is a gorgeous exposition of rugged Alberta beauty. Visitors to the area should not miss the chance to enjoy spectacular vistas of mountain peaks, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, and glaciers all strung along one meandering road. The parkway offers the perfect vehicle to tour the system of…
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Pick Your Own Food: Wild Edibles Around Overlander Lodge

Pick Your Own Food: Wild Edibles Around Overlander Lodge

August 3, 2012
While trekking through the pristine wilderness around the Overlander Mountain Lodge,  a hungry hiker may be tempted to snack on tasty-looking flora. Before you pick and eat wild food, though, it's important that you're sure that they're not poisonous. There are quite a few varieties of edibles growing around the Canadian Rockies, so be sure to…
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Unique Accommodations to remember – The Alberta Charming Inns

Unique Accommodations to remember – The Alberta Charming Inns

July 27, 2012
If you're hunting for a profound, unique getaway, consider one of the Charming Inns of Alberta. They're a select group of beautiful, secluded vacation accommodations designed to offer uninterrupted solitude, peace, and relaxation. At any of Alberta's Charming Inns, you'll get the chance to truly leave the hassle and stress of everyday life behind as you immerse…
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Charming Inns of Alberta

Charming Inns of Alberta

July 18, 2012
Overlander Mountain Lodge Jasper Park The Overlander Mountain Lodge is a proud founding member of the Charming Inns of Alberta. It is a collection of Unique Inns and Lodges, privately owned, that focus on a unique guest centered experience.Nestled at the edge of Jasper National Park, overlooking the majestic Rocky Mountains, sits the Overlander Mountain…
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Horseback Riding in Jasper National Park: Excursions For the Whole Family

Horseback Riding in Jasper National Park: Excursions For the Whole Family

July 9, 2012
One of the best things about visiting a scenic area like Jasper and the Overlander is all of the available fun outdoor activities, especially horseback riding. The Canadian Rocky Mountains are the ultimate destination for people who like to spend time outdoors and take in natural vistas. Guests to Overlander Mountain Lodge not only get to stay in…
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Best Wildlife Tours in Alberta

Best Wildlife Tours in Alberta

July 5, 2012
Jasper National Park and the surrounding Hinton area are two of the best places to view wildlife in all of Alberta. This makes the Overlander Mountain Lodge a great place to stay, as there are many places around it which are perfect for viewing wildlife. In fact, some of the wildlife may wonder right by the cabins at the…
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Jasper Tramway

Jasper Tramway

June 21, 2012
The best way to experience the true beauty of Jasper National Park and to take in the unrivaled views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is to gently traverse the terrain via the Jasper Tramway. Jasper, winner of a Travelers' Choice Award in 2008, is nestled in the Athabasca River valley in the western part of Alberta, Canada…
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5 Essential Items to Bring While Hiking

5 Essential Items to Bring While Hiking

June 18, 2012
When you head out to hike Jasper National Park in Canada, there are a few essential items you need to take on your trip. Your laid-back day of fun is not complete without these items because you might find yourself in a bit of trouble without them. 1. Hiking Boots The most essential item that you need…
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Mount Edith Cavell – Breathtaking Nature not to be missed

Mount Edith Cavell – Breathtaking Nature not to be missed

June 11, 2012
Mount Edith Cavell is a favorite spot for hikers and climbers in Jasper National Park for good reason. The mountain offers trails that wind through pleasant alpine meadows full of wildflowers, pristine glacier-fed lakes, steep cliffs, and stunning glaciers. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll on the Path of the Glacier trail, or test their stamina and strength…
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11 Types of Wildlife to See in Jasper National Park

11 Types of Wildlife to See in Jasper National Park

June 7, 2012
ELK, BEARS, DEER AND MANY MORE Jasper National Park is home to an incredibly diverse mix of wildlife. Animals and birds can be seen year-round, although some species have specific sleep patterns or migration routes that make them easier to spot at certain times of year. While the unique wildlife in the Jasper and Hinton area…
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Forget Skiing. Mountains are for Golfing.

Forget Skiing. Mountains are for Golfing.

May 29, 2012
Golfing Hinton and Jasper When people think of Hinton and Jasper National Park, they may envision skiing down snow-covered trails, ice skating on mountain lakes, and drinking hot chocolate next to a roaring fire in the ski lodge. However, Hinton and Jasper are both great areas to visit in the summer for the pleasant weather and…
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Everyone knows about Jasper but have you met her neighbour William?

Everyone knows about Jasper but have you met her neighbour William?

May 25, 2012
William A Switzer Provincial Park William A. Switzer Provincial Park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. This 63 square kilometre park is a vast area of untouched forests, pure mountain lakes and rivers, dense pine forests, and a playground for all sorts of unique wildlife. The park is located just north of Jasper National Park, and sits at…
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Yoga in the Heart of the Rockies

Yoga in the Heart of the Rockies

May 20, 2012
I’ve practiced a lot of yoga. Yoga is like food to me. It’s why I’ve come to The Overlander Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Rockies. I’m at The Overlander for a three-day yoga retreat with David Robson, one of many workshops the lodge offers guests in its spectacular mountain setting and fresh alpine air near Jasper…
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Mountain Biking in Jasper

Mountain Biking in Jasper

May 15, 2012
Best Single track in Canada? Jasper National Park is one of the largest parks in Canada. This mountain playground offers many activities for those who like to live on the wild side through the outdoors. The activities in Jasper range from the mild to the extreme, and fun is had by all. The long summer…
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5 Things to Remember if you Run into a Bear

5 Things to Remember if you Run into a Bear

April 16, 2012
Bear safety tips for hiking in Jasper and Banff Most hikers spend their time on the trails peacefully admiring natural flora and fauna, but those who venture out in Jasper National Park  and other parts of bear country have to be on the lookout for grizzlies and black bears. If you spot a bear in the distance, resist the…
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5 Things you never knew about Jasper National Park

5 Things you never knew about Jasper National Park

April 9, 2012
Jasper National Park is one of Canada's most popular natural attractions. The following are five facts about Jasper National Park, which may help to explain the park's enduring popularity. 1. Nature on a vast scale   stretching over an area of 10,878 square kilometers, Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian…
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Overlander Mountain Lodge born in 1963

Overlander Mountain Lodge born in 1963

March 29, 2012
The Overlander Mountain Lodge began as a dream for Alexander Kennedy Miller and W.A. Walker. It wasn’t until 1962 when a company was formed, joined by 18 additional shareholders, that the two were able to make their dream become a reality. The Overlander was founded in 1962 by Miller and Walker, two Edmontonians , who…
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Cougars in the Jasper National Park

Cougars in the Jasper National Park

March 26, 2012
No, not desperate housewives, I’m talking about the real thing, the cougars of Jasper National Park. Also known as puma, mountain lion, or catamount (there are 40 names for them in English alone) cougars are not an every day sight in the Jasper National Park. These cats are very shy and solitary and stay as far away…
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Overlander Lodge Carbon Neutral Certified for 2011

Overlander Lodge Carbon Neutral Certified for 2011

March 19, 2012
​Committed in providing only the best of lodging, food and guest-service expectations in the Jasper National Park, the Overlander Mountain Lodge is also proud of its eco-friendly sensibilities, celebrating its Carbon Neutral Status awarded by the EcoStay Program. At its core, the EcoStay Program is primed to help hotels in their efforts and initiatives against…
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Jasper National Park – The World’s Largest Dark Sky Preserve

Jasper National Park – The World’s Largest Dark Sky Preserve

March 11, 2012
Aside from being the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada is also the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve, covering an expansive 11,228 square kilometer view of the stars. Established in 1907 as Jasper Forest Park, Jasper National Park covers 10,878 square kilometers of measured area topography, gaining its…
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Top 5 Winter Jasper Park Experiences

Top 5 Winter Jasper Park Experiences

March 4, 2012
Winter is a time for inward retreat, but also for outdoor enjoyment. With snow and ice, Jasper National Park is transformed into a silent glittering jewel. Yet, even if the park is mostly silent for its non-human inhabitants this is, for humans, it is the time for adventure and fun. Here are five of the…
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Natural Wonders

March 3, 2012
Miette Hot Springs The steam, the warmth, the soothing mineral-rich waters hidden within the beautiful Fiddle Valley attracts people from all over the world. The Miette Hot springs are the hottest mineral springs in the Rockies. Flowing from the mountain at 54ºC, the water is cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40ºC as it enters…
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Is it that Lodge right by the Jasper Park Gates?

Is it that Lodge right by the Jasper Park Gates?

February 24, 2012
"We’ve driven past a million times and always wanted to stay." is the comment we hear the most at the front desk of the Overlander Mountain Lodge. We actually have it - the drive - as a reason for staying at Overlander Mountain Lodge in our reservation system. It's true though, when you're driving Highway…
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