At the heart of the towering mountains and turquoise lakes of Jasper National Park, the small town of Jasper lies at the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette rivers.
This pleasant place can be reached by car or by rail from Prince George, Vancouver or Edmonton and is ideally located for exploring the northern regions of the Rockies and still retains a frontier feel. Though it is small enough to walk around, it offers every amenity with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.
Scenery of Jasper
These man-made attractions pale into insignificance against the stupendous beauty of the surrounding national park where nature is revealed in all her might and majesty. Spirit Island, situated in Maligne Lake, is an icon of the Rockies, as is nearby Maligne Canyon. Other highlights include Miette Hot Springs, Medicine Lake, and rafting along the Athabasca River.
Activities and wildlife
The region abounds in wildlife: elk, moose, mountain goats and bears are just some of the animals frequently seen. Active options include guided walks in the mountains, 4WD expeditions into the nearby Columbia Icefields and thrilling helicopter flights over the mountains.
Suggested itineraries featuring Jasper
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Jasper, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Jasper
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Places near Jasper
- The Cariboo 119 miles away
- Field 123 miles away
- Yoho National Park 127 miles away
- Lake Louise 129 miles away
- The Kootenays 159 miles away
- Banff 159 miles away
- Canmore 170 miles away
- Edmonton 196 miles away
- Prince George 206 miles away
- The Purcell Mountains 206 miles away
- Calgary 213 miles away
- Naramata & Okanagan Valley 237 miles away
- Fernie 268 miles away
- Claresholm 277 miles away
- Whistler 284 miles away
- Southern Alberta 291 miles away
- Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump 292 miles away
Accommodation choices for Jasper
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Jasper. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Jasper
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