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Jasper National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including large healthy populations of grizzly and black bears, mountain caribou, elk, moose and wolves. It’s also has many smaller creatures, like hoary marmots, pikas and Columbian ground squirrels, and has a large variety of birds, from bald eagles to the endangered harlequin ducks.

The best times of year to visit Jasper if you’re looking for wildlife are from March to June or in the fall from September to November. Please remember, IT IS ILLEGAL AND DANGEROUS TO TOUCH OR FEED WILDLIFE IN A NATIONAL PARK.

Popular Jasper wildlife

  • Black Bear - Jasper Alberta

    Quite a number of black bears, which range in colour from all black to a light...

  • Ground Squirrels - Jasper Alberta

    The Columbian Ground Squirrel is probably the most seen wildlife in Jasper during...

  • Hoary Marmot - Jasper Alberta

    Marmots are live in the alpine zone from 6,800 to 8,000 feet. They are one of the...

  • Porcupines are frequent visitors to Jasper's backcountry campgrounds, mainly...

  • Viewing Beavers - Jasper Alberta

    Active beaver families operate in Jasper in a number of locations. If you're...

  • Moose Viewing - Jasper Alberta

    The largest member of the deer family, moose are widely distributed in Jasper...

  • Elk
    Elk Viewing - Jasper Alberta

    These tan-coloured animals with white rump patches that can be seen all over...

  • Mule & White Tail Deer - Jasper Alberta

    Deer are common along the Jasper roadways, and are often seen feeding side by...

  • Caribou populations are in decline and they are particularly vulnerable to...

  • Bighorn Sheep - Jasper Alberta

    These iconic Rockies creatures have a sandy-brown coat and a white rump patch....

  • Mountain Goats - Jasper Alberta

    Although seldom seen because of their preference for very rugged habitat,...

  • Coyote Viewing - Jasper Alberta

    This medium-sized grayish dog with a slender muzzle, large pointed ears, and a...

  • Wolf Viewing - Jasper Alberta

    The wolf is similar in appearance to a very large German Shepherd, but is lankier...

  • Members of the cat family found in Jasper National Park include the largest...

  • Grizzly Bears - Jasper Alberta

    Grizzlies are quite plentiful in Jasper. Most of the backcountry wilderness in...