JASPER: YOUR BASE OF ADVENTURE

Some mountain towns base their appeal on trying to be trendy. Jasper retains its timeless appeal by being unpretentious — an intimate community that originated as a railway town that just happens to be in the middle of some of the most gorgeous protected wilderness in the world.

When you think of escaping your everyday life,How do you picture it?

Escaping to Jasper means all this and more — whatever mountain adventure you desire, you’re likely to find it in Jasper. All you have to do is start exploring. We’ll do the rest.

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

The town of Jasper is in the heart of Jasper National Park. The park’s shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forest — all surrounded by towering mountains — are some of the reasons the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of only 15 such sites in Canada.

At 11,228 square kilometres (4,335 square miles), Jasper National Park is also Canada's largest park in the Rocky Mountains.

Weather & Climate

Wind:
  • Spring comes to the valley bottom in April and reaches the high country by June. It brings wildflowers and gushing rivers, which make it the ideal time for rafting.

  • Summer days are temperate and long, with the sun setting late and rising early. July is the warmest month, with temperatures around 22.5°C.

  • Fall comes in September and October, bringing beautiful autumn colours, clear skies and cooler temperatures. Fall weather conditions are fabulous for hiking, biking, star-gazing, and for those who are tolerant of cooler temperatures, camping.

  • Winter brings cold, snowy weather that can quickly change to warmer Chinook winds and Alberta sunshine. Winter temperatures vary, but January is usually the coldest month with temperatures rarely rising higher than -8°C.

History of Jasper