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8 Birds You Can Find in Jasper National Park

on Monday, 29 July 2013.

8 Birds You Can Find in Jasper National Park

 

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.

5 Safety Tips for Hiking Around Jasper

on Monday, 15 July 2013.

5 Safety Tips for Hiking Around Jasper

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 can help you prepare for hiking around the Jasper area.

5 Jasper Festivals Not To Miss

on Thursday, 04 July 2013.

5 Jasper Festivals Not To Miss

 

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:

Top 6 Mountains to Hike In Jasper

on Tuesday, 18 June 2013.

Top 6 Mountains to Hike In Jasper

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 the world. The particularly popular mountains to hike in Jasper include:

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

on Monday, 10 June 2013.

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

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, these spiky rodents are common throughout the lower forests in Jasper National Park. If you decide to go camping, be sure to pack up your food and backpacks tightly, because porcupines love to rifle through them in search of salty snacks.

 

Miette Hot Springs - Relaxing since the 1800's

on Friday, 24 August 2012.

Miette Hot Springs - Relaxing since the 1800's

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 and one cold pool, all surrounded by lounge chairs so that guests can put their feet up between bathing sessions. Experienced bathers recommended a specific bathing technique: a pattern of long soaks in the hot pool followed by a quick dip into the cold pool. The invigorating experience has made it a favorite destination for visitors to the Jasper area since before the town of Jasper even existed.[1]

 

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

on Monday, 09 July 2012.

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

 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 comfortable lodge and cabin rooms or charming chalets, but they are close to the nearby attractions that make Jasper so famous.

Mount Edith Cavell - Breathtaking Nature not to be missed

on Monday, 11 June 2012.

Mount Edith Cavell - Breathtaking Nature not to be missed

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 on a challenging trip up one of the many climbing routes. No matter which path visitors take, there are sure to be plenty of incredible views and natural beauty.

 

 

Yoga in the Heart of the Rockies

on Sunday, 20 May 2012.

Yoga in the Heart of the Rockies

 

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 National Park. I’ve practiced yoga as a long-time student in India, New York City, Seattle, Boulder, Iceland, Utah, Mexico, Hawaii, I taught in Washington, DC. . . in 12 years there’s something enchantingly special about yoga at The Overlander though.

 

5 Things to Remember if you Run into a Bear

on Monday, 16 April 2012.

5 Things to Remember if you Run into a Bear

 Bear safety tips for hiking in Jasper and Banff

 Black bear by Overlander Mountain Lodge

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 urge to get a closer view and retreat slowly downwind. If the bear has detected you, following these five tips may save your life.

1. Do Not Run.

Most people understandably respond to danger by running away from it as quickly as possible, but unless you have super-human speed, avoid the temptation. Jasper National Park is home to grizzly bears that can sprint up to 35 miles per hour, far faster than any human.

2. Remain Calm.

Slowly take a few steps backward while speaking calmly. Avoid looking the bear in the eyes but never let him out of your sight.

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