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Horseback Riding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

September 2nd, 2012 by jenn

Guided horseback ride in the Canadian Rockies

A horseback ride in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a great adventure for individuals, couples, families and other groups.

One popular activity for people visiting our Mount Robson lodging is riding horses in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Both children and adults love seeing the beauty of the Rocky Mountains by guided horse tour. Outfitters can provide horses, all the gear you need and experienced guides. A number of horseback adventure outfitters are available and we will be happy to help you make arrangements during your stay at our inn near Jasper National Park.

Horses have long been the best transportation through the Canadian Rockies. If you don’t want to “rough it” in the wilderness, a horse packed with goods and gear is the way to go. There’s also a certain romance in re-living something of early explorers’ experiences in the Canadian Wilderness. Travel by horse also allows you to see remote back country that can only be reached by hours on horseback (compared to days on foot!)

Local horseback riding guide services offer many trail ride and packing trip options. You can go out for a few hours of riding or a take a longer trip over the course of days or even weeks! You don’t even have to be an experienced rider. Calm horses, expert instruction and knowledgeable guides are available for those who are new to horses and riding.

After your horseback riding adventure, come home to the comfort of your guest room or cabin at our lodging near Jasper National Park. If you’re new to riding or if it’s been awhile since you’ve been on a horse, you might be feeling a bit stiff and sore. We can set up an appointment for a relaxing massage in nearby Valemount. Combined with the comfort of our Mount Robson accommodations, it’s a perfect way to “re-enter” civilization.

Spend Labour Day 2012 at our Mount Robson Lodging

August 2nd, 2012 by jenn

Mount Robson Main Lodge

Choose a room or cabin with a mountain view at our Mt. Robson accommodations during your Labour Day Weekend in the Canadian Rockies

There’s still time to plan your Labour Day vacation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Book ahead at Mountain River Lodge, the nearest accommodations to Mount Robson and Jasper National Park on Hwy 16 NW. Choose a room in the Main Lodge or select one of our fully equipped cabins. Main Lodge guests enjoy rooms with mountain or forest views, private bathrooms and a full breakfast. If you choose a private cabin, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, plus a fireplace to warm up at night, a balcony to take in the view, gas barbecue for evening cookouts and satellite TV so you don’t miss your favorite shows. We also have pet-friendly cabins. Bring Fido along for your weekend trip!

The longer Labour Day weekend gives you time to spend a day hiking nearby Berg Lake Trail or whitewater rafting. There are also horseback rides, boat tours and all the trails on Mount Robson and Jasper National Park. All are great ways to appreciate the mountains, waters and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies. Take the drive up the Fiddle Valley and relax in the mineral waters of Miette Hot Springs. Valemount is only 20 minutes away if you need gas, groceries or other services and amenities. For fun shops and dining, visit the quaint town of Jasper, a scenic one-hour drive away.

After a day of outdoor adventures, your room or cabin at our Mount Robson accommodations will be the perfect place to relax in comfort. By then, if you’re too tired to drive out to a restaurant, not to worry. With prior reservations, we offer a 6:30 pm supper so you can dine in.

If this sounds like a great way to spend the long Labour Day weekend, give us a call at (250) 566-9899 or inquire about reservations today! Bid a fond farewell to summer with a perfect 2012 Labour Day getaway at Mountain River Lodge.

High Country Helicopter Tours: A Unique Way to Experience Jasper, Alberta

July 1st, 2012 by jenn

Helicopter Tours near Jasper National Park

Helicopter Tours near Jasper National Park

On the drive to our scenic Mount Robson accommodations, visitors pass through the amazing forests and mountains of the Canadian wilderness. Hiking, biking and skiing are just a few great ways to experience the raw natural beauty of this area. There’s another unique way to see area attractions such as Maligne Lake, Mount Robson and Jasper National Park. Since 1996, High Country Helicopter Tours has been offering helicopter sightseeing flights as well as custom tours. There’s a good range of flights to choose from.

The Rocky Mountain Odyssey is the shortest trip available. Get a bird’s eye view of the Rockies’ eastern slope flight during the 18-minute flight.

Most popular is the half-hour Peaks and Passes flight. The dramatic views of the rugged mountain passes are absolutely awe-inspiring.

The 1-1/2 hour Explore Mount Robson flight is the longest tour. See the canyons, glaciers and deep valleys of Jasper National Park as you’ve never seen them before.

There are other sightseeing tours, all flown by experienced pilots who prioritize the safety of each guest. Click here to see the full list of available tours. Flights are offered year-round. Some packages, such as the heli-tour with hiking trip, occur only during the summer months. Of course, all flights are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

High Country Helicopter Tours also offer custom flights for personal or business-related gatherings. Just think of having a helicopter flight for your wedding, anniversary, company retreat or family trip! Combined with a stay at Mountain River Lodge, it would be an unforgettable experience.

Helicopters seat four guests in the Bell Jet Ranger or five guests in the Eurocopter A-Star. Keep in mind that sightseeing tours require a minimum of three guests, but custom tours can be booked for one to four or five guests depending on the helicopter’s capacity. To book a flight, contact the Operations Manager, Hjalmar Tiesenhausen at 1-877-777-4354 (toll free) or 1-780-852-0125 (local in Jasper). You can also learn more at www.hcheli.com.

Note: Due to Federal park regulations, take-offs and landings can’t take place from within Jasper National Park. All of High Country Helicopter Tours flights are conducted just east of the Park.

After a high flying heli-tour adventure, you can relax and unwind at our comfortable Mt. Robson lodging near Jasper National Park.

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