Ok so the drive from Edmonton to Hinton (which is about 45 Min outside of Jasper) was about 3 hours. Which in RV world translates to about 3.5 hours and a NICE FAST drive. Although there was lots of smoke from the BC fires…from what we could see the mountains looked awesome!
The KOA was set back off the street on a gorgeous lot with great views.
The office and gift shop. They also had a toddler play room and game room!
This was the first night we arrived and probably the most clear. Every day after was smokey!!
We did pay extra to get a deluxe site with BBQ and brick patio!
There isn’t much to do in Hinton, and most things are right off the highway…
This was a frequent visit for us and a lifesaver to keep kiddo occupied. We made friends with a Japanese boy who held Anikkas hand and walked her around.
One morning, we got up early to explore the Beaver Boardwalk. It is Canada’s Largest Freshwater Boardwalk!! Needless to say, it was VERY VERY VERY long…and full of beavers. Over 2 miles long!!!
Lots of swamp and hiking trails!
We were very excited they had a disc golf course in Hinton… So Anikkas getting better as we play so often!
In the same area was a bike skills course… although these are common in almost every Canadian city.
It doubles as a kid play land!
Some of the wood pieces move too!
Like I said…not much here so this was my office view for a day.
We completely avoided any McDonald’s food lol
Finally, a few days later…we went into Jasper National Park and the town of Jasper!!!
Crazy rock formations.
So much smoke 😦
It’s official! We made it.
We took the 45 km drive up to Maligned Lake!!! I was so happy!!!
Playing in nature!
There is a 1 km walk we did.
Then we bought some souvenir shirts. Kiddo got a fake bear hat. anikka fell asleep in the car and Scott and I drove by Maligned Canyon…which was busier than the lake! I can see why!!
You stand on a narrow bridge about 100 feet up!
We walked around the town of Jasper.
Small town, but bigger than expected. They had about 100 shops and restaurants.
We found Jasper Brewing company…
We were hungry!!! This was our 15th order of poutine lol
More of Jasper…
It was sooooooo smokey we couldn’t see any mountains…
She likes it here!!
Finally topped off a long day with a visit to the 4th hot springs!! Miette hot springs.
Thata it for now! We liked Jasper and would love to go back!!!