The August long weekend is upon us, which makes this the perfect time for exploring Canada’s base of adventure. Visitors will be combing the trails, lakes, and rivers for some of the best experiences Jasper has to offer, like the signature Spirit Island Boat Cruise!
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Found in the middle of the pristine Maligne Lake – an emerald green glacial-fed lake located about an hour from town – people come from all over the world to experience this awe-inspiring natural wonder.
But visiting Spirit Island is high on a lot of explorers’ to-do lists (and once you’ve seen it for yourself, you’ll understand why) so on a long weekend in the middle of summer, it makes sense to come prepared. If you’re planning on checking out the boat cruise this weekend, we recommend making reservations in advance to avoid disappointment should the cruises sell out.
You can make reservations by visiting the Maligne Lake Office at 616 Patricia Street or calling (780)852-3370.
Katie Goldie @goldiehawn_
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If you’re planning on visiting the park for this long weekend, here are some other epic attractions and refreshing activities to round out your Jasper adventure!
What better way to experience the Rocky Mountains than flying above and beside them? The Jasper SkyTram offers unparalleled views of Jasper National Park, all from a comfortable and safe compartment 2,277 metres above the ground.
Whitewater rafting is a thrilling way to experience the Real Rockies: by rushing down the rivers that slice through the mountains. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, a guide will help you stay safe while you navigate the currents and challenge yourself.
Jasper is home to a world-renowned trail system that sports spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, pristine lakes, and untouched forests. From leisurely walks to intense scrambles, there's an adventure for everyone at every level.
Jasper is home to some of Alberta's most fascinating local wildlife. From enormous black bears to tiny pikas, from majestic elk to whistling marmots, there's never a shortage of unique animals to observe in their natural habitats.
Golf at Canada's number one golf resort - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club. This incredible course is nestled amidst breathtaking mountain ranges and lush forests.
Food & drink
Try something new while you're in Jasper this summer. Our local restaurants not only give you the fuel you need for the day's adventures, but some bold, delicious flavours to expand your culinary horizons.
Jasper is full of world-class lakes and rivers, all surrounded by breathtaking Rocky Mountain views. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, there's a water activity to suit you.
Take a look at our summer deals and packages for more adventure ideas!