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:
- 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.
- Maligne Canyon: This is a self-guided interpretive trail that crosses 6 bridges to a spectacular gorge! The gorge is over 50 metres deep.
- Tangle Falls: The falls are located along the Icefields Parkway.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mount Edith Cavell: It is a 30 minute walk to see Angel Glacier.
- 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.
- Horseshoe Lake
More things to do…
- Go skiing/snowboarding at Marmot Basin ski area
- Go golfing
- Go rafting at the Jasper Park Lodge
- Shop and eat in the town of Jasper
- Snowshoe or cross country ski
- Canoe or kayak