Believe it or not, autumn is the best time of year to explore the Jasper National Park backcountry. Autumn is absolutely beautiful in the Canadian Rockies, but aside from the outstanding colours, the season also brings some phenomenal weather. The forecast is surprisingly accurate and the days are pleasantly warm. Freak rain storms and snow storms are possible, but for the past three years, I’ve noticed that the autumn is mostly sunny.
It helps, of course, that winter looms in the not-to-distant future. As the cold months approach, most Jasperites become somewhat frantic. We know the snow isn’t far away, so we try and squeeze in a few more summer adventures. This year is no exception, as I’ve definitely been running around the province for the past 3 weeks, exploring the autumn colours, hiking high into the mountains to photograph Larch Trees, and, my favorite adventure, hiking the Tonquin Valley.
Few places in the Jasper National Park backcountry are as beautiful as The Rampart Mountains. It’s definitely worth the 19-km hike to photograph the peaks!