Jasper Tours, Jasper National Park

Activities & Tours in Jasper, Alberta

Established in 1907, Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies and the Athabasca River Valley makes a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The town of Jasper is the national park’s commercial center; it is 362 kilometers and approximately 3 1/2 hours west of Edmonton and 290 kilometers north of Banff, Alberta.

Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of Canada’s largest and northerly national parks. Mountain sheep, bears, wolves, elk, mountain goats and many other beautiful creatures have called this place home, and many can even be seen while driving through the park. One of the main animal attractions is the mountain goats being attracted to a main silt deposit near the Icefields Parkway. The goats may provide a great photo opportunity but remember these are wild animals and should never be approached.

Select an activity or sightseeing tour category from Jasper below:

 
Attraction Tickets

Attraction Tickets

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. Take a magnificent interpretive cruise on Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park. Venture out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefield.

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Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity onboard a specially designed Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefield. Relax with a Banff Lake Cruise and discover some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Rockies. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff and the Bow Valley in a breathtaking journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain at the Banff Gondola. Experience the thrill of the Glacier Skywalk, suspended 280 metres (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley.

Explore Rockies Tours

Explore Rockies Tours

Explore the history and beauty of some of the most rugged peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the people, geology and creation of this stunning mountain town. Marvel at the spectacular natural attractions that are celebrated by Jasper National Park and all who visit. Experience the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in Canada, and one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world.

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

What better way to experience the unrivalled beauty of Western Canada than by experiencing the Canadian Rockies while flying atop glaciers and valleys aboard a helicopter. Whether you enjoy heli-hiking, ice-walking or simply an exhilarating ride amidst the majestic peaks, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Other Activities

Other Activities

Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of the Mountain Parks, and is home to the beautiful alpine town of Jasper. Explore the area's beauty and history through some incredible attractions including museums, tramways, glaciers and hot springs.

Whitewater Rafting and Float Trips

Whitewater Rafting and Float Trips

With the Athabasca River acting as such a prominent waterway in Jasper National Park, it is only natural that rafting has become one of the premier ways to experience the scenery and excitement that this area has to offer. Whether it be a relaxing float trip down through the townsite, or an exhilarating ride across whitewater rapids, Jasper can offer it all.

There are many things to do while visiting the park, no matter what the season may be. Visit the 23 meter Athabasca Falls, that flows from glaciers into a small canyon. Sunwapta Falls is also located within the park and was created by hanging valleys.  These falls play home to major bear and moose habitats and may be seen along a 25 km hike. Mt Edith Cavell is another natural attraction at Jasper National Park. This 3,300 meter peak allows visitors to hike up the mountain on a series of trails. Be sure to watch that you don’t go off the path, since it takes some time for vegetation to grow back at that altitude.

Experience stunning views of Jasper from the Jasper Tramway. The Jasper Tramway takes you 2,277 meters above sea level to the Upper Station, where you can shop at the gift shop, dine at the Treeline Restaurant, or just enjoy the view from the top of Whistler Mountain. On your 7 minute trip up the mountain in one of the two cars carrying 30 passengers and one guide, enjoy the magnificent views of the 6 different mountain ranges, the glacial lakes, the Athabasca River, and the scenic townsite of Jasper.

Visitors in Jasper enjoy a peaceful atmosphere; while chalets, bed and breakfasts and the famous Jasper Park Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation, with distinct alpine style, architecture and décor. The Icefields parkway, the road south from Jasper all the way to Lake Louise is renowned for its breathtaking vistas.  Stop at the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer across the 6 km long sheet of ice as thick as the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards take a step out onto the ice yourself and for the experience of a lifetime.

 


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