The friendly, and picturesque community of Jasper is peacefully nestled in the midst of Jasper National Park’s vast, unspoiled grandeur, offering an internationally recognized four-season vacation destination. Visitors to Jasper will find shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forests surrounded by towering, rugged mountain peaks.
Jetlines operates from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Calgary International Airport (YYC), located approximately 17 kilometres northeast of downtown.
Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain Park and one of North America’s largest natural areas – spanning 10,878 sq. km (4,200 sq. mi.) of awe-inspiring scenic splendour. Jasper is the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks which comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The best way to get around Jasper National Park is by car. A car is practically essential for exploring the more than 2.7 million acres that make up Jasper. Otherwise, travelers can take advantage of the three taxi companies that service the area or opt for a guided tour.
There’s no bad time to visit Jasper. The shoulder seasons of March through May and September through November may mean chillier temperatures, it's a small price to pay for a quieter and less crowded park. If you don't mind a crowd, the summer offers slightly warmer temperatures, plus the opportunity for water activities. Otherwise, winter-weather enthusiasts can take advantage of downhill skiing and snowshoeing, but cold-weather explorers should keep in mind that areas of the backcountry are closed for caribou conservation in the winter.
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Maligne Valley Tour, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island
Discover some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies, enjoying fun hikes and wildlife spotting on the way, during this excursion to the Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park. This spectacular national park offers a jaw-dropping range of natural scenery that has to be seen to be believed.
Evening Wildlife Tour
Animal lovers visiting Jasper National Park may happen upon a creature or two, but to maximize your chances of spotting the park's abundant wildlife, don't miss this guided tour. On your evening wildlife search, drive through the park as your guide tracks native species, from squirrels and moose to grizzly bears.
Get up close and personal with the Athabasca Glacier on this small group guided hike across rock, snow, and ice. Walk in the shadow of soaring peaks and discover the hidden wonders of the glacier as your guide shares stories about its history and geology.
Take your visit to Jasper National Park to new heights with this ride aboard the area’s famous Jasper SkyTram. Soar above the park’s sub-alpine vegetation, watching for wildlife down below, as you gently climb towards the upper station located at 7,425 feet (2,263m) above sea level.
Half-Day Jasper Culture Food Tour
Show your foodie side some love on this walking food tour of Jasper. The mountain town has come a long way from it’s humble beginnings without losing sight of what makes it special. The same can be said for the restaurant scene, and this is the perfect chance to explore it!
Paddle a fun, 5-mile (8-km.) section of the Athabasca River on a 2-hour white-water adventure from Jasper that’s perfect for first-time rafters. You’ll ride frothing Class II rapids through ‘The Expressway,’ a wide stretch of river that combines rapids with calm, flowing water.
Languages: English and French
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Airports: Calgary International Airport (YYC)