The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies is a magnificent wonderland of dazzling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and evergreen forests.
Covering a diverse area of 4,335 square miles Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a seemingly endless array of natural wonders to visit and experience.
While activities like hiking and mountain biking are well established and deservedly popular, it's still easy to experience the solitude and remoteness that abound here. The park's
plethora of wildlife includes caribou, elk, moose, mountain goats, bears and wolves. The best times for spotting wildlife are spring and autumn. The laid-back alpine town of Jasper is in the heart of the park and is your springboard to the numerous outdoor adventures and attractions. Within the town are restaurants, bars, shops along with hotels and luxurious mountain resorts.
Be sure to ride the Jasper Skytram, the longest and highest aerial tramway in Canada. It takes seven minutes to reach the high Upper Station where the jaw-dropping views include six mountain ranges, glacially fed lakes, rivers and the town of Jasper.
Attractions within the National Park include Miette Hot Springs, which are the hottest springs in the Rockies; stunning Maligne Lake whose baby-blue water and circle of photogenic peaks are a feast for the eyes; and the steep, narrow gorge of Maligne Canyon.
Also not to be missed is the Columbia Icefield where you can hop aboard an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier or step out onto the amazing Glacier Skywalk.