Jasper -


Mountaintop with river, Jasper

Get around

No public transit. Bikes for rent in the summer. A few taxis available. Rental cars available. Hitchhikers report that getting a lift in Jasper is very easy.

Activities

   Excellent camping in the summer. Cross Country and downhill skiing in winter - see http://www.skimarmot.com for downhill ski information.
   Miette Hotsprings, are an excellent place to go and relax after a day of hiking.

 

Jasper is in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

Get in

Located in the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, Jasper is the shy cousin to bold, brassy Banff. Approximately 2 hours north of Banff and 4.5 hours west of Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta. It can be reached by road or train. Highway 16, the Yellowhead Highway, connects Jasper to Edmonton, which has an international airport. Highway 93, the Ice fields Parkway, connects south through the Rockies to Lake Louise and onto Banff. Drivers will have to pay for a park admission pass as the town of Jasper is located within Jasper National Park. There are bus connections from Edmonton, Banff and Vancouver.

Those driving to the park should be aware that a park fee of $7/adult per night (max $14/carload per night) applies. Annual passes are available for $89.

Attractions

   Maligne Lake, which has regular boat trips to see the wonder of a lake with water two different colours in different parts.

Shopping

   No shortage of souvenir shops on the main street.
   Also, clothing, books, and plenty of outdoor equipment.
   Ski shops will also rent gear if you don't want to take your chances on the hills.

Links

  Official Parks Canada Jasper Site
  Jasper Tourism and Commerce
  Marmot Basin Ski Area

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