Located in the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, the town of Jasper is situated within Jasper National Park, the largest of the four mountain parks in Canada. Jasper offers an abundance of recreational possibilities for everyone, and is small enough that most places can be easily walked to.
The many lakes in the vicinity of Jasper townsite are popular with swimmers, boaters, photographers and birdwatchers. There are over 800 lakes and ponds in Jasper National Park, many of which were created by melting blocks of glacial ice at the end of the Wisconsin Glaciation, such as Lac Beauvert, Edith Lake and Lake Annette. They are popular for picnicking, bird-watching and swimming, as well as fishing (mostly rainbow and brook trout). Tour companies offer bus service to most of the popular tourist destination, such as The Columbia Icefields, or Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. The best way to see the wonder of this lake is to take the boat cruise (1.5 hours round trip).
The Jasper Tramway provides the visitor with a unique possibility to explore the Alpine, offering quick access to “The Whistlers” (2464 m). The aerial tramway with a vertical rise of 937 m, spans a three ecoregions of the Rockies, the montane, subalpine and alpine.
Jasper offers a wide range of accommodation choices from luxury hotels to affordable motels, Bed & Breakfasts as well as hostels, as well as a great range of dining experiences, from casual buffets to fine gourmet meals. Jasper is 362 km west of Edmonton, and 290 km north of Banff, Alberta, with the Icefields Parkway connecting the Jasper townsite to Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
Rocky Mountain Escape - Private, secluded log cabins
The Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society will promote the awareness, understanding and the appreciation of our regional heritage, both natural and cultural...