Thinking about venturing beyond the city to Canada’s base of adventure? Excellent idea! Fall is the perfect time to explore and enjoy the fantastic natural surroundings of Jasper National Park.
Prepare to Venture Beyond
The leaves begin to change to display the beautiful fall foliage and the days begin to shorten, but when you’re in a designated Dark Sky Preserve that’s not a bad thing! Venture out and explore during the day then power down with a hot chocolate and look up at the billions of stars at night.
With over 11,000 square kilometres of untamed wilderness the exploration opportunities are almost endless. Thanks to free entry into all Canadian National Parks, more people than ever are able to come and enjoy this beautiful, serene, natural landscape.
Make sure you’ve planned ahead and figured out the activities you’d like to experience and you’ve booked your accommodations in advance.
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Enjoy the warm days of fall, followed by the cool crisp evenings. The conditions are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and star gazing so don’t forget your hiking boots
You’re in the majestic mountains, so prepare yourself for that famous mountain weather - layers are always a good idea. Before you venture beyond the town to explore the vast wonders of the park, pack some extra layers of protection. An extra pair of pants (if you’re going out in shorts), a sweater, and a water-proof top layer is always a great idea. If a cool fall breeze decides to follow you on your hiking adventure, you’ll definitely be glad you brought some extra clothing.
Many accommodations have pools, saunas and/or hot tubs available to guests, so don’t forget your bathing suit for some rest and relaxation after your day exploring the park.
Fall in Jasper National Park brings out the most beautiful natural colours. Enjoy your favourite summer activities, now with a nice cool breeze and the vibrant colours that fall foliage creates! Looking for ideas? Worry not, here are some of the great activities and adventures you can enjoy while venturing beyond in Jasper National Park.
Wake up to elk grazing on the dew covered grass outside your cabin door and autumn leaves falling above the roof of your hotel. Choices abound, but one thing is certain, you'll be warm and cozy during your stay in Jasper.
Explore Jasper's culinary scene. From hearty mountain breakfasts to an elegant alpine dinner for two - friendly pubs to charming cafes, this is creative Rocky Mountain cuisine at it's finest.
Jasper's Dark Sky invites stargazing adventurers to get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves. As daylight hours begin to recede, October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing celebration aimed at connecting all ages to our universe and beyond. Join us at this years festival from October 13 - 22, 2017 and be amazed by the dark skies of Jasper National Park.
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