hiking out of Jasper, Alberta

Rogier Gruys is a hiking & travel expert. He’s hiked in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Yukon, Ghana, West Papua (Indonesia), Mongolia.  Rogier spent a lot of time trekking in the Bhutanese Himalayas, and edited a dayhiking guide to Thimphu.

One day browsing our top 10 hiking towns of the world, Rogier noted that we have Banff, Alberta, Canada listed.

In Rogier’s opinion, hiking out of Jasper, Alberta is even better than out of Banff.

Check out  the Jasper National Park home page. And hiking page. It is great. Here I am at wonderful Mt Robson.

Rick McCharles
Rick McCharles

Rogier Gruys knows far more about the Canadian Rockies than I ever will. We’ve annotated our top 10 hiking towns list to mention both Jasper and … Canmore, Alberta. Another strong candidate. 🙂


World’s Top 10 Treks

As rated by wikiexplora:

1     Chile     – Torres del Paine Trek


2     Perú     – Inca Trail
3     Tanzania     – Mt. Kilimanjaro
4     France-Italy-Switzerland     – Haute Route
5     Nepal     – Everest Base Camp
6     New Zealand     – Routeburn track
7     Pakistan     – Snow Lake
8     Pakistan     – Baltoro glacier
8     India     – Zanskar river
10     USA     – Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon

see the rest of the best on wikiexplora

Not a bad list. 🙂

The Inca Trail should be deleted, however. It’s not even the best trek to Machu Picchu.

And this website is boycotting recommending Pakistan since 11 mountaineers were murdered at Nanga Parbat Basecamp in 2013.