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Discovering Canada | What to see and do in Jasper


There’s a bit of trouble brewing in Jasper
National Park. We’ve traveled to Canada with Scenic to
catch up with Ted, the Harley-Davidson riding bad-boy who has this amazing scenery as his
backyard. If you want to check the national park out
this has got to be the best way to do it. Well you can certainly smell the flowers,
and the trees and sometimes even bears if you’re not paying attention. What’s the magic for you that keeps you
coming out here every day? “Making people happy and letting them see a part of the country that they may never see again.” I like that this fresh air is keeping you
nice and young, Ted. The Harley tour has to be the most unique
way to explore Jasper. There’s 1500cc of Harley engine guiding
you through one of the most picturesque parts of Canada. This is quite
an experience. Not a bad way to travel. Jasper National Park is huge. It spans over
10,000 square kilometres and with its World Heritage
listing it’s one of the most visited destinations in the country. If you’re an outdoors kind of person you are
going to fall in love with Jasper National Park everything here is designed around
getting you outdoors so you can really embrace the beauty of the Canadian
Rockies and I mean you have some of the most pristine wilderness in the world right
at your fingertips. Scenic’s mission is to make sure you see
the park from every angle and the sky tram take you up over
two kilometres to the summit of Whistler’s Mountain with a very warm welcome from the locals
the views from up here stretch out over six different mountain ranges. I’m starting to get the feeling that Canadians
like to show off a little bit. from the top of the mountains to the valleys
below adventure just seems to be around every bend. One of your Scenic Freechoice activities is
that you get a chance to tackle the Athabasca River apparently it’s
about 4 degrees This is the kind of experience where all you need is a bright red life-jacket and a sense
of adventure. Our expert guide Logan shows us all the sights
of one of the rockies major rivers as we tackle the odd bump and occasional
team drenching. “So what’s the rules here? hang on, Scream
Nicely and don’t Swear. You remember that all you Scenic bunch.” To calm things down just a little the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge gives you a
true taste of mountain life. Nestled in the heart of the national park,
it prides itself on giving you a five star experience but with the raw feel
of nature right on your doorstep. This is one place you’re going to sleep
very well. Once you’ve taken on everything Scenic’s
been able to throw at you it’s time to come down here to the heated pool, grab yourself
a cocktail, and just start relaxing. This is what holidays are all about.

Stephen Childs

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