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Book any of our Jasper holidays and soon be off to visit this intimate community that originated as a railway town; Jasper may be small, but this mountain hamlet has the ability to astound from the moment you arrive.

Holidays to Jasper are unique for one incredible reason – it is situated in the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest of its kind in the Rocky Mountains. Teeming with striking glaciers, lush forestry, piercing blue lakes and thundering waterfalls, it is no wonder this park is one of Canada’s 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will be dazzled by the scenery that surrounds you at every turn, as a holiday here will really open your eyes to the tremendous power of Mother Nature. Wildlife is often seen sauntering along the edges of the town, so keep your eyes peeled as you explore the streets.

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Travel Guide

Things to do in Jasper

1. Athabasca Falls

One of Jasper’s most iconic landmarks, it is easy to spend an hour or two at Athabasca Falls. This thundering waterfall is astounding and there are many activities that will allow you to learn its history. We suggest you cross the bridge and climb down the starts to the bottom of the falls to appreciate the force of the crashing water.

2. Take a Helicopter Tour

It is undeniable that one of the best ways to experience Jasper’s awe-striking beauty is from the skies. See everything Jasper and the area has to offer in a once in a lifetime helicopter tour. You will be left speechless by the waterfalls, glaciers and mountain peaks below you.

3. Jasper Planetarium

See Jasper’s dark skies in all their glory in an immersive indoor planetarium experience. A live guide will talk you through the beauty unfolding above you. They also host weekly astronomy events including wilderness stargazing.

4. Explore the Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway is one of Canada’s national treasures and a must-visit during your time in Jasper. Stretching over 230km, this is one of the world’s most scenic drives and one of the most unforgettable journeys you can embark on. We suggest you hire a car and give yourself plenty of time for photo stops – you will want to capture these moments forever.

5. Go up the Jasper Skytram

This is your chance to see the Canadian Rockies from above. Board one of the enclosed trams and soar to an altitude of 2777 metres for views you have only dreamed of. You will be accompanied by a guide who will point out the remarkable sights on your journey into the skies. We suggest that after you explore the Summit Hiking Trail at the top for the ultimate adventure.

Places to eat in Jasper

1. Evil Dave’s Grill

One of Jasper’s most popular eateries, Evil Dave’s is a casual restaurant full of wickedly good food. The menu is packed with globally inspired fare with creative cocktails.  Try one of their sinful starters followed by an evil entrée – we suggest the cowboy sushi followed by Hell’s Chicken. Don’t forget to try one of their magic elixir cocktails!

2. Syrahs of Jasper

Known for its high-end cuisine, Syrahs is one of Jasper’s premier fine dining experiences. The menu has a regional theme and uses only the best quality ingredients, and their friendly service keeps visitors and locals alike coming back for more.

3. Bear Paw Bakery

Packed full of European-style pastries, Bear Paw Bakery is renowned throughout the world. A great stop for breakfast or a light lunch, you will be greeted by friendly service and freshly baked treats. Be warned – you will want to return again and again!

4. Whistle Stop

If you are looking for delicious pub food and a chance to mingle with the friendly locals, check out the Whistle Stop. They have 11 beers on tap and regular live music so you will always be entertained! We suggest you build your own burger from their extensive menu.

5. The Raven Bistro

This warm and welcoming bistro has been welcoming diners for over 25 years with its Mediterranean influenced cuisine. If you would like a dining experience with a difference, attend one of the Kitchen Confidential, which is comprised of 6 or more of the chef’s top tasting options.

Top tips for visiting Jasper

1. Pack Layers

As you will be in the midst of the mountains, the weather can change very quickly. Make sure you pack layers – you can never go wrong with some jumpers and sunscreen!

2. Go camping

With over 2,000 individual camp sites in Jasper National Park, there is no better place to truly become one with nature. Add a camping trip to your trip to add a little adventure – you will wake up every day to the most beautiful views imaginable.

3. Don’t Feed the Wildlife

Although it may be tempting to feed the local wildlife as you come close to them, this can be incredibly dangerous. Much of the food could harm them – you are in their natural habitat, so just enjoy watching them from a distance.

4. Drink the Water

If you are planning on doing lots of hiking while you’re in Jasper, make sure you take a reusable water bottle. There is nothing better than the taste of fresh glacier water!

5. Pack A Camera

Your trip will be full of one unforgettable memory after another, so you will want to have a camera on-hand at all times. We suggest you bring an extra memory card and batteries so you can always capture that perfect shot!

Jasper’s remote location has one major benefit. Due to the lack of artificial light in the area, the park is a designated dark sky preserve. If you are looking for a romantic evening with an extraordinary twist, make sure you go stargazing in the wilderness for some of the best views on the planet of the awesome expanse of the Milky Way.

Unsurprisingly, Jasper is a must-visit destination for outdoor adventurers. Traverse the vast landscapes on horseback, breathing in the fresh mountain air and taking in the sights and sounds of your surroundings. The rock-climbing opportunities in Jasper are renowned around the world. Whitewater rafting along one of Jasper’s many rivers and ravines is also popular due to the challenging nature of the navigation.  Canoeing, fishing and golfing are also on offer in the warmer months – travellers of all ages will be able to find activities to enjoy.

If you are visiting in the colder weather, fear not – Jasper is fully equipped for a plethora of winter sports that will provide one unforgettable memory after another.  From ice-climbing up frozen canyons to skiing across powdered mountains, you will never be short of things to do in Jasper no matter when you visit. If you are looking for a sightseeing tour with a difference, strap yourself and go dog sledding for the thrill of a lifetime.

Perhaps you aren’t a thrill seeker and are dreaming of the chance to relax in gorgeous surroundings. Jasper is home to many high-end restaurants serving world-class cuisine, some of them positioned to overlook the mountain ranges, lakes and glaciers beyond. If you would like to indulge in a little pampering during your trip, there are several luxury spas where you can treat yourself. Alternatively, why not take a dip in the Miette Hot Springs as you take in views of Fiddler River Valley?

Are you ready to fall in love with everything Jasper has to offer? Plan your trip with Canada Travel Specialists and enjoy your own personal advisor, plus our low deposits and flexible holiday payment plans. We will be delighted to tailor-make an itinerary that suits your exact requirements. So what are you waiting for? Call us today and book your holiday to Jasper now.