Bring layers and a sense of wonder for an October trip to the mountains. This time of year rewards visitors who are prepared for variable weather with stunning starry evenings, a gentle fall palette and plenty of unique activities during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.
A note: to skip the line to get into the national park, purchase your Parks Pass in advance!
5 Wildlife watching
With autumn comes a wildlife event that is both fascinating to watch and dangerous if you get too close. Throughout the park, male elk enter into a phase of the year called "the rut" when they begin to fight with other males for dominance. During this period, the animals are extra aggressive and unpredictable and people should be sure to keep extra distance from them. For safety, we recommend going with one of the excellent wildlife tours.