An interview with Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge By Matt Corlett, as told to Tammie Burak Sometime in the mid-1940’s, William (Bill) Hayhurst, a Jasper high school principal opened Sunwapta Tea House on lease land. He built some cabins. There was no power, no water. Bill was a bit...

People of the Parkway – Part 3. The Palliser Expedition

The Palliser Expedition, 1857-60 John Palliser was born in Ireland in 1817 to a wealthy family. He loved hunting and exploring and caught the passion for frontier life when on a hunting expedition in Missouri in 1847-48. He later conceived a plan to lead an expedition...

People of the Parkway – Part 2. The Fur Trade

The Fur Trade The fur trade was a driving force behind the development of Canada as a nation, but it started quite by accident. European fishermen drying cod in Newfoundland to sell in Europe, traded cloth with First Nations people who brought them furs in exchange....

People of the Parkway – Part 1. First Nations

People of the Parkway – Part 1. First Nations Archaeological evidence shows that First Nations people have been present in the Icefields Parkway area for thousands of years. More than 20 distinct aboriginal groups have been identified. These include the present...

Icefields Parkway Fast Facts

During your cycling tour you’ll be riding the 230km long Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise. The Icefields Parkway was named for its sprawling icefields and more than 100 glaciers. This matchless alpine avenue is the end result of thousands of...