Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 20, 21, 2016 Jasper National Park Wildfire 2015

"Just to give you a bit of size perception the wildfire by Medicine Lake was about about 900 hectares, the one in Fort McMurray has reached over 400,000 hectares right now. They definitely didn't call it the beast for nothing " - Tour Guide Malory, Maligne Lake tour, Jasper National Park. May 20, 2016

May 21, 2016 Jasper National Park: This Youtube was filmed by Excelsior Creek from the north end of Medicine Lake and later on a boat cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne lake. Last year's wildfire burned 966 hectares causing 1,000 tourists, hikers and campers to be evacuated. Our tour guide shared her experiences from the 2015 evacuation from Maligne lake. Later we stopped by the Jasper park visitor information center where we met a woman who works in forestry. She told us that just weeks after the wildfires at Excelsior Creek, grass had already begun to grow back in that area. Jasper National Park Visitor Information

YouTube: 2015 Wildfire Jasper, Maligne Valley Evacuation

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