Picture yourself in a mountain getaway surrounded by towering peaks, untouched wilderness and turquoise lakes tucked into alpine valleys. Jasper National Park is the stuff that postcards are made of.
Part of a collective UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also the second largest dark sky preserve in the world – and the only one with a human population in the centre of it. The town of Jasper is an authentic mountain community where the locals welcome you as a long lost friend. You will find all the comforts you could wish for, from luxury accommodation to charming cabins and fully serviced campsites, to eclectic shopping and dining options. Wildlife is abundant, even right in town. Where else will you find a herd of elk napping on the lawn?
In summer, ride or hike the Easy Trails system – six different ways to see the best of the Athabasca river valley. Swing the day away in a fairy-tale mountain setting at the award winning Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course. In winter, ski Marmot Basin, 30 minutes from town.
This is the largest of our Rocky Mountain national parks, located 370 km (192 mi) west of Edmonton and 404 km (256 mi) from Calgary. Jasper and Banff are connected by the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93), with more than a hundred glaciers visible from the road. Use it to access the Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure and the stunning Glacier Skywalk.