Mount Robson Inn

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Golfing Around Mount Robson

January 15th, 2012 by claudia

Several World class golf courses are within one hour from the lodge, such as: Valemount Pines Golf & Country Club, Melsview Links Golf Club, Melsview Links Golf Club, and many more.

Jasper Park Lodge

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

On the shore of Lake Beauvert is one of the crown jewels from days past, when in the early 1900’s the Canadian National Railroad Company built resorts in the remote mountain wilderness. Stroll around the property, and enjoy a pot of the best coffee on the outdoor decks overlooking the lake. Golfers can enjoy the links, rated as o

Jasper Tramway

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

Canada’s longest and highest aerial tramway. This gondola whisks you up Whistler’s Mountain to an elevation of 2285 metres (7500 feet) for stunning vistas of mountain peaks as far as the eye can see. A hiking trail leads you up the summit of the mountain where you can see Mount Robson on a clear day, over 80 km away. Gift shop and cafés are available. www.jaspertramway.com

Located 1  hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Miette Hotsprings

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

These natural hotsprings are the hottest in the Canadian Rockies, and have to be cooled to a comfortable temperature for you to enjoy. As modern as any pool, the days of bathing on the rocks and in mud are no longer, but it is very enjoyable non the less. The facility includes 2 hot pools, a cool pool, and a café.
Swimsuits and towels are available to rent.
Located 2 hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Maligne Valley

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

Just a few kilometers outside of Jasper town heading east, you will find the road to Maligne Canyon and Lake. Although the Canyon is just a few minutes on this road, the lake itself is 65 km further.  One of our favorite walks, don’t miss the interpretive trail as it winds its way from the start at the Teahouse across 6 bridges where you can stare down the deep gorge and feel the spray of the thunderous Maligne River below. Then continue by car to mysterious Medicine Lake, a place of old Indian legend. Due to a unique drainage system connected underground to other lakes, the water level changes from season to season… sometimes it actually disappears completely! Your final destination is at the end of the road, where you are at the start of spectacular Maligne Lake. Stretching 22 km long, it is the second largest glacier-feed lake in the world. A one and a half hour boat cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountains to famous Spirit Island. See www.malignelake.com

Located 1 to 2  hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Mount Edith Cavell

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

Few summits in Jasper Park can match this craggy beauty. A small, powder blue meltwater lake and beautiful Angle Glacier are easily reached by a short self-guided trail that winds its way through the moonlike terrain of rocks left behind by past iceages. Another longer trail leads to lovely alpine flower meadows.
Located 1.5 hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Athabasca Falls

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, the Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water. Located a little more than 1 hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Sunwapta Falls

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

Sunwapta is Stoney Indian for “turbulent river”. At the falls, the river plunges in a cloud of spray into a deep canyon. A good place for a break, stop in the restaurant of the Sunwapta Lodge for a beverage and lunch, and don’t miss its gift shop with great gift and souvenir items. Located 1.5 hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Columbia Icefield

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

You can’t miss this massive glacier as it almost touches the highway as you drive by. The largest icefield south of the Arctic Circle, shimmering glacial ice and snow cover some 386 sq km. (233 sq. miles). An exciting 55 minute informative Snocoach Tour will take you out onto the glacier for awe-inspiring views of icy crevasses in a comfortable 55 person specially designed bus. We highly recommend taking this tour if you want to see the glacier. Not recommended to walk on the glacier as the natural hazards of crevasses and ice pockets have claimed lives in the past. Located 2 hour drive from Mountain River Lodge.

Salmon Migration

January 14th, 2012 by claudia

Truly one of nature’s greatest shows of strength and determination, the annual salmon migration in the mighty Fraser River is a sight to behold. Beginning early August in the Mount Robson area, and lasting for about 4 weeks, this stretch of local water is the end of the salmon migration. It is the longest in the world, and we feel very honored that they come all the way up here. From our lodge 5 minutes by car in either direction are waterfalls. To the west you will find Rearguard waterfalls, and Overlander waterfalls are located east. This is the last stretch of the Fraser River that the salmon are able to navigate. Having already swam upstream for over 1200 kilometers, only the strongest of the strong make it up the Rearguard Falls, only to find that Overlander Falls is not an option. Watch as the determined salmon try time and again to jump up the falls. Without having stopped once to eat or rest, the fish arrive here physically exhausted and abused. They recognize the waters of their birthplace, and return after 7 years to complete their life cycle in a dramatic ending. Finding a mate, the females lay eggs and protect this nest until their last gasping breath. This dance of life and death in the waters of the mighty Fraser River can best be witnessed by joining the salmon in their own environment. An interpretive float trip in a large raft along the quiet waters of the river allow you to see the salmon mating and protecting their nest of precious eggs, dug by her tail fin in a sandy part of the riverbed. Watch golden eagle soar overhead, as they seek out the remains of this rich protein source. Bear also like to feast on the salmon and can be seen on the river banks. An experienced guide will explain how and why the salmon migration happens, and the other animals that benefit from this. Learn about the colorful local history, with its past of fur traders and native Indians that left their mark in the history books.

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