2. Jasper: Mountain Hike and Backcountry Cooking Class and Meal
Discover how to cook a mouthwatering, eco-friendly meal in the great outdoors with this cooking class and hike in Jasper National Park. Tuck into a delicious hot meal while gazing out at views of Jasper National Park. Take home skills that will last a lifetime. Meet your local guide at the Old Fort Point Parking and get equipped with a small backpack containing ingredients, outdoor cooking gear, and a hiking pole. Head out on your hike through a montane ecoregion up to a stunning peak in Jasper National Park. Listen to your guide tell you about the 150 million-year-old story of the Canadian Rockies and have the chance to spot some wildlife. Along the way, learn how to identify edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants. Watch as your guide helps you identify various trees and rock formations. Immerse yourself in the geology of the area and stories of early-days mountaineers. Once at the top, set up camp to cook in the open air and enjoy a hands-on backcountry cooking lesson. Find out how prepare your own gourmet meal in the outdoors using efficient and environmentally-friendly outdoor cooking methods with a "leave-no-trace" approach. Sit and enjoy your meal while taking in panoramic views of Jasper and the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Pack everything up and take the short descent back to your starting point in the parking lot.