An 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.
Jasper is 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.
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.
“Jasper is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have every visited. One morning when we woke up in our hotel we spotted some grizzly bears nearby! The most magical part of our trip was visiting Maligne Lake -it is an experience we will never forget.”
Emma, Online Content Executive