April 4, 2017

The Visitor Information Centre: Where All Jasper Adventures Begin


You can’t miss the historic log and stone house in the centre of a park-like lawn right in the heart of town. What was once home to Jasper’s very first Superintendent is now known as the Visitor Information Centre: where Jasper adventures get started.

Parks Canada

Along with all things Parks Canada – including park and backcountry passes, campground updates, wildlife information and more – explorers can also connect with Tourism Jasper’s travel counselors. Friendly and knowledgeable, this team receives award-winning training to make sure that they’re as prepared as possible to help visiting explorers make the most of their time in Canada’s base of adventure.

Fawn Furlotte, VIC Coordinator and born-and-raised Jasper local, is passionate about sharing her love of her hometown with visitors,

Jasper National Park is like a hidden gem there is so much to discover here that no matter how long you’ve lived here, or how many times you visit, you will always find more to explore.

For the second year, Jasper will be equipped with mobile travel counsellors for visitors looking for information on the go. The Mobile Travel Tricycle will be available at strategic sidewalk locations every day between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm during the peak months of June to August. Here visitors will find a member from the travel counsellor team ready to provide helpful information on Jasper’s best activities, attractions, restaurants, and accommodations.

“The idea of this project is to go beyond traditional services already offered to visitors by providing instant on the spot information, with a local touch,” says Lety Cortez, Specialist, Business Development of Tourism Jasper.

While explorers will still need to visit the Visitor Information Centre in order to complete any reservations and bookings, the mobile travel counsellors will be able to engage more with visitors on the ground in a timely manner.

Whether it’s at the Visitor Information Centre or out in the streets of Jasper, the travel counsellors are there to help get your adventures started!

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