April 27, 2017

Guest Post: 24 Hours in Jasper National Park

" I go to Jasper to satiate my soul and rejuvenate my spirit. Every visit brings a new and unforgettable experience. "

Photo Credit: Parks Canada

Photo Credit: Parks Canada

Photo Credit: Cam Fischer, Canadian Photo Adventures

Even a short visit to Jasper can have a profound impact on my being. With only 24 hours to spare, you can get a lot out of a day in and around Jasper.

Jasper SkyTram

Start your day off with a ride up to the Jasper SkyTram to look down on the world around you. Surround yourself with stunning views as you enjoy your breakfast high up in the mountains. It is the perfect start to your day.

Rafting Tours

Nothing wakes you up like white water rafting. Head over to Maligne Adventures, Jasper Rafting Adventures or Jasper Raft Tours for a rafting experience you won’t soon forget. Rapids range from Class 2 to Class 3+, which accommodates everyone from novice to more experienced rafters.

Photo Credit: Wild Current Outfitters

Maligne Canyon

Reconnect with nature and clear your mind as you trek through towering trees and listen to the power of the water that rushes through the base of the canyon. Hiking Maligne Canyon is a great option for a day in Jasper because the trails are versatile and you can find one that fits your schedule as well as your skill level. 

Photo Credit: Parks Canada

Photo Credit: Travel Alberta


Stargazing takes on a different meaning in the dark skies over Jasper. My favourite locations to view the stars include Medicine Lake, Pyramid Lake Island and right in the town of Jasper itself. Finish your day laying down and looking up to the vast beauty above you. In the silence, I find abundance and my visit to Jasper is complete.

Pro Tip: Check out the Jasper Planetarium to boost your stargazing experience, tour the cosmos with a knowledgeable guide ready to answer your questions!

Sheri Landry is a freelance travel writer and publisher of thisbirdsday.com, an online lifestyle magazine for Canadian women based in Edmonton, Alberta.

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