Jasper National Park is a wonderland of sparkling glaciers, shimmering lakes, tumbling waterfalls and the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The popular park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of Canada.
The park is anchored by Jasper, a charismatic mountain town filled with cafes, snow sports outfitters and souvenir shops. No trip is complete without cruising along Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic driving routes in North America. It winds past the enormous Columbia Icefield, where you can admire the immense Athabasca Glacier and check out the world-class visitor centre.
As you explore Jasper National Park, watch for an iconic Canadian wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, moose, elk and bighorn sheep. Adventure seekers can explore a vast network of backcountry hiking trails too see flower-filled meadows, rugged mountain summits and glacier-fed lakes.
Jasper National Park is in Alberta on the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies. The park is a 3.5-hour drive from Calgary and three hours from Edmonton. There are shuttles within the park and between Calgary, while the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail Canadian both stop in Jasper.