The Rick Mercer Report recently visited Jasper Alberta and was hosted by the Jasper National Park Public Safety Specialist, Steve Blake, who put Rick through a staged avalanche dog rescue, as well as some avalanche control work.
Watch this entertaining video to see the fun Rick Mercer has launching missiles from the road and dropping bombs from a helicopter.
The show aired Jan 19 on CBC.
In recent weeks we have come across a few articles and blog posts about Jasper which you may find interesting…
First off, DH Wall from the informative Jasper National Park Journal puts forward a couple of alternatives to driving from Edmonton to Jasper during the winter. He suggests either taking the snow train or the bus, both of which would save you the cost of renting a car and the hassle of driving 4 hours each way in winter conditions. I would add that even if you are from Edmonton and don’t need to rent a car, it might be a welcome break to let someone else take the wheel for a weekend! Also at Jasper Journal, there is an entertaining video of riding the new Canadian Rockies Express high speed chair at Marmot Basin.
Next, travel writer Lori Henry gives an interesting description of her trip to Jasper for Ukrainian New Year, which the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has been hosting for many years in partnership with local Ukrainian organizations. You’ll also find videos of several Ukrainian cultural dances. Lori also gives a very favorable review of her ice walk in Maligne Canyon, which is worth reading if you are considering that popular excursion.
And finally, if you haven’t been to Marmot Basin yet this winter, you might like to have a read of Terry Farrell’s report in the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune, where he raves about the virtues of the new Canadian Rockies Express chair lift.