An Adventure Ecosystem
Adrenaline seekers and star gazers unite! As the largest of Canada's mountain parks, Jasper offers unlimited outdoor activities (day or night). Dip your toes in the biggest glacially-fed lake in the Rockies or watch star systems wheeling across the world's second largest Dark-Sky Preserve. Don't stay out too late though! You'll want to pack as much exploration as possible into your stay here.
Things to Do
Be whisked to the top of Whistlers Mountain on the Jasper Skytram and enjoy your front row seat to the stunning vistas over mountain ranges up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) away.
Take a 90-minute boat tour on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, the most photographed landmark in the Rockies. Watch out for wildlife trying to sneak into your photos as you capture this stunning landscape.
In 2011 The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada named Jasper National Park a Dark-Sky Preserve. When the sun slips below the mountains, gaze at the best starry skies in Canada.
Miette Hot Springs
Feeling chilly? Warm up at Miette Hot Springs, the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy a panaromic view of Jasper National Park.
1859 - First recorded tourist visits.
1930 - Jasper Forest Park becomes a national park.
1984 - Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2011 - Designated Dark-Sky Preserve.