Canada’s largest mountain park

Jasper National Park is a breathtaking wilderness blessed with shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and forests surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Spend time in this UNESCO World Heritage Site and you’ll appreciate why it was designated one of the world’s most outstanding natural areas.

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Jasper is like a breath of fresh cool mountain air – crisp and invigorating, yet reassuringly calm.

Here, you’re free to let the rhythm of nature’s timeless song wash over you as surely as the waters of mighty Sunwapta Falls plunge into the canyon below. Jasper is also the gateway to adventure , where you are as likely to share a silent morning with grazing elk as you are with fellow human beings.

In summer, warm weather and sunny skies invite your whole family to explore. Jasper always offers something rewarding to discover, an adventure and experiences to remember. Gently float in an oar-powered raft under a cobalt blue sky. Take a wild, wet ride down a roaring whitewater river section with massive peaks and endless evergreen forests lining the riverbank where elk often come down to drink.

Hike, horseback ride or mountain bike along gentle pine carpeted paths and rugged trails that weave around glacier-draped summits and through green alpine meadows. Paddle across emerald lakes in search of ancient romantic legends. And awaken each morning to crisp alpine air and the tangy scent of evergreens.

Jasper National Park transforms into a wintery paradise when the snow falls and the forests, valleys and slopes are blanketed in fresh fluffy white powder. Snowshoe through silent woods on a sparkling winter’s morning amid softly falling snow. Weave through white forest glades on a wide choice of groomed and natural backcountry and Nordic skiing trails.

Enjoy an old fashioned festive sleigh ride, complete with warm blankets, jingly bells, hot chocolate and a cozy bonfire awaiting you at the trail’s end. Walk among nature’s icy sculptures on the floor of frozen Maligne Canyon. Or strap on cleats and climb the sheets of tumbling ice on an incredible ice-walk adventure.

Downhill skiers and snowboarders will definitely want to visit Marmot Basin, a ski destination that inspires lasting memories. In a region renowned for breathtaking mountain terrain and world-class alpine skiing, Marmot holds a special place – 3,000 vertical feet of superb skiing and snowboarding spread over 1,675 glorious acres only 20 minutes from the town of Jasper.

After only a few runs, you begin to appreciate Marmot’s mellow, unpretentious vibe – just one of the reasons that so many skiers and boarders who come once end up as locals. It feels real here, from the down to earth and friendly folks on the mountain to the pure wilderness setting. And with the longest and fastest high speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, you’ll have lots of room and plenty of time on the slopes.

Jasper Town itself retains its timeless appeal as a former railway town that just happens to be set in the middle of some of the world’s most gorgeous protected wilderness. Offering sophisticated dining and shopping options galore, the park’s eponymous town is still refreshingly rough around the edges. And although there are plenty of new boutiques along Patricia Street, and nightspots springing up around town, Jasper still retains its rustic and eclectic authentic charm without feeling old fashioned. It’s an authentic place where real people come to live, play and stay.