Jasper National Park

I was in Jasper in September 2010. It was a beautiful time to go because of the fall colors. Most of the tourists visiting this time of year are from Europe.

  • Jasper is the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies.
  • It is located in Alberta North of Banff National Park.
  • A day pass is $8 for adults, $4 for kids, $7 for seniors and $16 for a family

Things to do:

  1. Athabasca Falls: It sits at the junction of 93 and 93A. The falls have a drop of 60 feet. It is a short walk to the falls and you can continue on a walk to the river.
  2. Maligne Canyon: This is a self-guided interpretive trail that crosses 6 bridges to a spectacular gorge! The gorge is over 50 metres deep.
  3. Tangle Falls: The falls are located along the Icefields Parkway.
  4. Athabasca Glacier: To do a snowcoach tour go to the Icefields Centre which is along the Icefields Parkway. The snowcoach goes on the glacier. Prices are $49 for adults and $24 for kids.
  5. Sunwapta Falls: Two falls make up the 18.5 meter high Sunwapta Falls. The falls are located along the Icefields Parkway towards the southern boundary of the park.
  6. Mount Edith Cavell: It is a 30 minute walk to see Angel Glacier.
  7. Medicine Lake: East of Jasper town site on the way to Maligne Lake. Medicine Lake is the largest lake in the Canadian Rockies!
    8. The Jasper Tramway: The tramway is the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada. From Jasper town site, head South on the Icefields Parkway. Follow the sign to Whistler Road.
  8. Horseshoe Lake

More things to do…

  1. Go skiing/snowboarding at Marmot Basin ski area
  2. Go golfing
  3. Go rafting at the Jasper Park Lodge
  4. Shop and eat in the town of Jasper
  5. Snowshoe or cross country ski
  6. Canoe or kayak