A Drive From Vancouver
The journey to Jasper is as exceptional as the destination
This bustling and diverse coastal city is a popular filming location with thriving music, theatre and art scenes, including many First Nations collections.
Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area
Outdoor enthusiasts will find no shortage of activities in this area. The summer months are full of hiking, climbing, horseback riding, and fishing while the winter months bring in great snowpack for backcountry skiing, splitboarding, and snowshoeing.
It is here where the South and North Thompson Rivers meet. You can expect a drastic change in scenery as you drive through a desert-like climate. Stop here to grab a meal and fuel up before continuing on!
Wells Gray Park
This park has 39 waterfalls to discover and holds the world's largest non-motorized lake, Murtle Lake. Hike through lush fields of wildflowers and up mountain summits. Experience tranquillity while canoeing over the clearest waters in the world or allow your heart to race as you cruise down the river on a whitewater raft.
Three Ranges Brewing
This small-batch craft brewery was the first of its kind in Valemount. Villagers and tourists flock to the patio after enjoying Valemount's mountains which are popular for hiking, backpacking, and white water rafting. Their taproom experiences the same popularity during the winter months with snowmobiling, skiing, and dogsled opportunities all around them. Don't forget to try their award-winning Tail Slap IPA.
The highest point in the Canadian Rockies, this mountain is an image of raw beauty and power amongst the valley and surrounding peaks. The peak stands at an elevation of 3954 meters or 12972 feet. Surround yourself with wildlife, glacier water creeks, and wildflowers.
Located in Mount Robson Provincial Park, this roadside lake is a popular spot to see a great Canadian moose!
GET TO JASPER BY AIR
Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers:
GET TO JASPER BY BUS
If you'd rather let someone else do the driving, try a bus service!
Sundog Tours can pick you up at the Calgary airport and bring you to Jasper via Banff and the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Or, they can pick you up at the Edmonton airport and bring you to Jasper via Highway 16. Here are Sundog Tours schedules and reservations.
GET TO JASPER BY TRAIN
For a chance to sit back, relax and see scenery that you can’t see from any highway, take the train! There are two rail services that can bring you to Jasper:
GET TO JASPER BY CAR
Trans-Canada Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead, runs through the park and is the main east-west route to and from Jasper.
The Icefields Parkway, widely considered one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world, runs north-south, connecting Jasper with Trans-Canada Highway 1 near Lake Louise and Banff.
If you don’t have your own car to drive to Jasper, try these car rental agencies. They have offices both in Jasper and throughout Canada and the U.S.
All major roads in Jasper are paved, and all major highways have shoulders. The maximum speed limit inside Jasper National Park is 90km/hour, with several areas having slower limits for wildlife safety. Make sure to factor in plenty of time for breaks, slow traffic and inclement weather conditions. Here’s where you can see current road conditions: