Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tucked away at the north end of the Canadian Rockies Mountains, 214kms northwest of Jasper, lies a little known destination that is bountiful with stunning, natural landscape, lots of hidden treasures and abundant small-town charm.
The town of Grande Cache located within the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is the gateway to the stunning Willmore Wilderness Park and is actually built on the side of a mountain, overlooked by 20 other mountains!
Sometimes referred to as a “hidden gem” Grande Cache is a town that does everything but try to be a secret! In fact, local residents go all out and roll out the carpet to visitors from far and wide, indeed encouraging us to stay and “Get Lost in Grande Cache”!
Currently most visitors to Grande Cache and area are not accidental tourists by any means and most are in fact on a mission! A mission to either get to Alaska (via the scenic route); visit the untamed wilderness of the area firsthand or to participate in the Death Race! The Death Race (an aptly named killer 125km long mountain trail run!) almost doubles the town’s population overnight!
With a huge variety of first class outdoor activities available including white-water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, biking and more, it’s a guarantee that visitors to Grande Cache will return for more!