Tourist Places to Visit in Jasper, Canada, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Jasper, Canada, America

Jasper is a specialized municipality in Alberta Province in Canada located around 410 km northwest of Calgary and 360 km southwest of the provincial capital Edmonton. It is the business centre of Jasper National Park placed at the meeting point of the Yellowhead Highway and the Icefields Parkway. The municipality of Jasper came into effect from July 20, 2001 covering Jasper town and adjoining rural service area.


Geography of Jasper:

Jasper is situated in the Athabasca River valley, a part of the Alberta’s Rockies region at the coordinates of 52°52′23″N 118°04′56″W at an altitude of 1,062 meters. It spans a total area of 925.52 sq. km. and features subarctic climate.


History of Jasper:

Jasper was first founded in 1813 and after 94 years of Jasper’s establishment, Jasper National Park was built in the year 1907. Jasper was upgraded as a district on August 31, 1995 and was acquired a specialized municipality status on July 20, 2001.


How to reach Jasper?

Jasper is accessible with a railway station catered by Via Rail with the Canadian and the Jasper–Prince Rupert trains with weekly 3 schedules.

Jasper is served by Edmonton International Airport located at a distance of around 390 kms with flights to major international and domestic destinations.

Jasper has regular bus services to Edmonton, Banff and Vancouver and rental cars, taxis and motor bikes are ideal options for local travel. Also some tour companies offer bus services to nearby tourist locations throughout the year.


Food and Shopping in Jasper:

Jasper is home to many entertainment centres, food corners and shopping centres. The restaurants serve tourists with variety of international dishes along with regional vegetarian and non vegetarian eateries. List of best food corners in Jasper include:

  • Dead Dog Bar & Grill
  • Something Else
  • Becker’s Gourmet Restaurant
  • Silverwater Grill & Lounge
  • The ‘B’ Ale House
  • The Hearthstone Lounge

There are plenty of shopping centres located all around Jasper; especially Connaught Dr. is the best area for shopping with different options like souvenir, clothing and jewelry.


Things to do in Jasper:

  • Dogsledding
  • Hiking
  • Gypsy Guide
  • Skating
  • Boat tour


Places to see in Jasper:

Maligne Lake:

Maligne Lake is a wonderful lake with 2 different colors of water in different parts of the lake. Located in the middle, Spirit Island is a prime attraction of the lake. Boat is the only option to reach this wonder.


Athabasca Falls:

Athabasca Falls is one of the prime attractions near Jasper. It is well surrounded by restrooms where parking is also available.


Pyramid Lake:

Pyramid Lake is located on Pyramid Lake Road in the proximity of Pyramid Lake Resort. Tourists can rent ice skates and snow shoes to skate on Pyramid Lake in winter months and in summer months, boats are available for riding.


Other places of interest near Jasper include:

  • Jasper Tramway
  • Maligne Canyon
  • Mount Robson
  • The Columbia Icefields
  • Miette Hot Springs
  • Patricia Lake
  • Lake Annette
  • Lake Edith
  • Lac Beauvert
  • Medicine Lake


Best time to visit Jasper:

The months between June and September will be the ideal time to visit Jasper.


Accommodation Options in Jasper:

Jasper is well known for its natural attractions, visited by large number of tourists from the different countries of the globe during summer and winter seasons. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the major luxury accommodation centre in Jasper with all the modern features. The other best hotels in Jasper are as follows:



  • HI-Beauty Creek
  • HI-Athabasca Falls
  • HI-Jasper
  • HI-Maligne Canyon
  • HI-Mount Edith Cavell


Mid range:

  • Mount Robson Inn
  • Austrian Haven B&B
  • Patricia Lake Bungalows
  • Chateau Jasper
  • Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre
  • Maligne Lodge
  • Mount Robson Inn
  • Amethyst Lodge
  • Jasper Inn Alpine Resort
  • Marmot Lodge
  • Lobstick Lodge


Top end:

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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