Top Attractions in Jasper
Explore the Beauty of Jasper
Jasper offers some of the most beautiful untouched scenery in the world. From high up in the majestic Rocky Mountains you can see forever, or plunge down into the valleys and discover the sparkling azure waters of glacier-fed lakes and rivers.
Highway 93, Jasper National Park
Phone: (780) 852-6176 Athabasca Falls is one of the most powerful falls to be found in the mountain national parks. The falls pour over a layer of quartzite and have cut into the softer limestone beneath, carving intricate patterns and potholes.
22.8 mi south of Jasper From this elevated picnic area you can view the Athabasca Valley and the mountain peaks surrounding it. This is a great spot to view mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and other wildlife.
Whistlers Mountain Road,
Jasper National Park
Alberta T0E 1E0
Open April 14 - end of October This tramway system provides spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies. The tramway takes visitors up to Whistler's Mountain to an elevation of 7,496 ft, where a hiking trail leads to the mountain"s summit.
Jasper National Park
Alberta T0E 1E0 A picturesque limestone canyon plunging over 165 ft, featuring waterfalls and hiking trails. Visitors can take a guided tour across the floor of the canyon.
60 km (36 mi) east of Jasper
Open daily from May 1 - October 9, 2006
Phone: 1-800-767-1611 These natural springs are the hottest in the Canadian Rockies. Located in Fiddle Valley, there are two hot pools, a cool pool and a poolside café. There are also nearby hiking trails and picnic sites.
48 km (28.8 mi) east of Jasper Here you will find the remains of the "Pocahontas Coal Mine" and stunning viewpoints that overlook the Pocahontas ponds.
95 km (57 mi) south of Jasper A tongue of the massive Columbia Icefield, this glacier forms a scenic set of double icefalls visible from the road.
Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience
105km (63 mi) south of Jasper The largest icefield south of Alaska, shimmering glacial ice and snow cover some 389 sq. km. (233 sq. mi.). An exciting 90 minute Brewster Ice Explorer Tour will take you out onto the Athabasca Glacier, a tongue of the Columbia Icefield, for an awe-inspiring glimpse of icy crevasses and ice-fed streamlets. Or, join a guided Glacier Ice-walk and visit the Icefield Interpretive Centre for informative exhibits and slide shows. Seasonal accommodation, dining and camping available. Hiking trails nearby.
32 km. (19.2 mi) SE of Jasper
Open Year-round This intriguing lake is a place of mystery and Indian legend. Due to a unique underground drainage system, the water level of the lake varies from season to season - sometimes it actually disappears! Early Indians thought that "spirits" were responsible for the dramatic fluctuations in the placid waters. Watch for interpretive signs along the road
48 km. (28.8 mi) SE of Jasper
Open Year-round Located in the majestic Maligne Valley, this exquisite lake is the second largest glacier-fed lake in the world, stretching 22 km. (14 mi.). A one-and-a-half hour boat cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountain peaks to world-famous Spirit Island. Try your hand at guided fishing, hiking, horseback riding. Superb cross-country skiing in winter. Restaurant and shopping facilities are seasonal.
Patricia and Pyramid Lakes
Both 8 km. (4.8 mi.) from Jasper townsite
Open Year-round A winding road leads to these two sparkling lakes where fishing, picnicking, boating and hiking are extremely popular. Rental facilities include horse-back riding, boating, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. Cross-country skiing and ice-skating on Pyramid Lake in the winter make this an ideal location for family fun. Seasonal and year-round accommodation and dining facilities available.
33 mi south of Jasper At Sunwapta Falls, visitors can watch the Sunwapta River abruptly change course from northwest to southwest and plunge into a deep canyon. Picnic sites are available here.