Jasper Quick Facts
- Founded: 1813
- Population: Approx. 4500
Discover Jasper’s charm and fall in love with nature and its extraordinary wilderness.There are many places to explore in this low-key, relaxed mountain town. It’s a great place to make your base while venturing out into the wild and escaping urbanisation. One of the best places to start for tourists is the Visitor’s Information Centre. This is a charming log-and-stone cabin which lies at the heart of the town and is also one of Jasper’s oldest buildings. It has served many purposes throughout Jasper’s history and was designed in the early 1900’s to remind visitors of the mountain peaks of Canada. We recommend booking a guided tour of Jasper to make the most out of your stay.
Jasper’s natural places include many lakes and some of Canada’s largest national parks. A must-see is the amazing Athabasca falls with its thundering torrents is a sight to behold. Another impressive sight is the Maligne Canyon. If you come to Jasper in the winter, don’t miss the Columbia Ice Field, the frozen waterfalls and ice caves. These are just some of the unbelievable wonders of nature that can be seen here! Aside from this, the most engaging fun can be had with wildlife spotting, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, fishing and camping for all types of travellers; including ‘glampers’! It’s hard to fight the wild spirit of Jasper and its backcountry. You may actually forget cars altogether when you hear that there are newly completed Easy Trails for bike riding through the valleys to hidden lakes and beaches right from the hotel doorsteps.
The fun and adventure never stops in Jasper. You will be thrilled with the white-water rafting and horseback riding in the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park. Try the sky tram and you’ll be amazed with the stunning panoramic views from the summit. If you just want to relax, then simply soak yourself in one of the rejuvenating hot springs that Jasper has on offer. Indeed, the Miette Hot-springs Tour will take you on a wildlife safari before ending with a soak at the source of the springs.
Foodies will be pleased to know that there are over fifty places to eat in Jasper including lovely family run restaurants, bistro’s, elegant dining and even the Jasper Brewing Company. Accommodation in Jasper is also diverse from hotels, guest houses, bungalows and magical cabins for you to stay in the woods. The Overlander Mountain Lodge isn’t far from Jasper in the majestic mountains and the Juniper Hotel or Mount Robson Inn are also excellent places to put your feet up after a day of travelling. Check out our travel directory for Jasper at the top of this page for more info that may help with your stay.
With the never ending photo opportunities, it’s hard to ignore Jasper’s calling! Reconnect with nature on a trip to Jasper today.