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This image was taken near the highway just east of the Jasper townsite. The wind was blowing and I didn't have my tripod with me, so holding the camera steady was a challenge. It is early spring so the grasses are still brown, but the trees, water, and mountains are always a site to behold. A frustration for some travellers in this area is that speed limits are as low as 50 km because of wildlife along the roads - but travelling slow has its rewards!

Jasper was named after Jasper Hawes, who operated a trading post in the region for the North West Company. Before this it was referred to as Fitzhugh. The park was established on September 14, 1907 as Jasper Forest Park, and was granted national park status in 1930, with the passing of the National Parks Act. In 2004, Jasper National Park had 1,908,000 visitors.

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Additional Photos by Gerald Neufeld (gneufeld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1356 W: 104 N: 3437] (15890)
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