We have always wanted to travel to places far away. The further they were, the more intriguing they seemed. It is amazing then that we lived our whole life with one of the world's most beautiful destinations in our backyard.
Jasper National Park is situated in the Canadian Rockies and is a short drive from our hometown, Calgary. The Icefields Parkway is known as one of the best drives in the world and takes you directly to the town of Jasper. There are several places to stop and admire the scenery—our favourite is the ten-minute hike to the viewpoint of Peyto Lake.
There are no shortage of outdoor activities in and around Jasper. In our short visit, we decided to hike near our hotel, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and visit Spirit Island on Maligne Lake.