June 12, 2017

Be Prepared: Celebrating Canada's 150th

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Explorers of all levels will be the ones getting a birthday gift with free entry into Jasper National Park for 2017!

Jasper is Canada’s base of adventure, and as the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, there are few places better to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday! With so many new and returning explorers anticipated to be making their way to Jasper this year, there are a few things you should keep in mind when planning your next trip. 

Pre-Travel Preparation:

Preparation is key to a stress-free vacation! Once you’ve picked Jasper as your vacation destination, be sure to book your hotel or campground well in advance. Jasper is, understandably, a popular place to visit, meaning campgrounds and hotels book up particularly fast. 

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Bear Hill Lodge

If you already know which activities you want to experience while in Jasper, purchase your tickets in advance! Plenty of Jasper’s attractions have online reservation systems and easy to navigate online ticket purchasing.

If you’d like to experience places such as Pyramid Island, Athabasca Falls, or Edith Cavell at your own pace and without the swell of other visitors, consider planning your visits during meal times. While the crowds are off having lunch or dinner, you’ll be enjoying some quieter quality time with Mother Nature.

Travel Day

Whether you decide to drive, take the train or take a shuttle, be sure to give yourself plenty of extra time to get to Jasper. With the increased vehicle traffic expected, it’s incredibly important to be a cautious on the roads. Staying mindful and aware allows everyone the opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge the natural beauty and incredible wildlife that surrounds Jasper!



When You Arrive

Stop by the Visitor Information Centre at 500 Connaught Drive to pick up some maps, use their iPad’s and get any questions that you have answered. If you have a smart phone handy, use it! There are plenty of travel apps and maps that will surely come in handy while in Jasper. Please note that you may not be able to get service in all of the park areas, so take some time to save any important information offline so that you can access it anywhere.

Jasper Visitor Information Centre

Once you have everything organized, you’ll be equipped for an epic adventure to celebrate Canada’s 150th!  Learn more about all the special events and activities happening for Canada’s 150th at www.jasper.travel/Canada150

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