The park is home to caribou, elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bears and wolves. We also have a variety of birds and many smaller creatures like marmots and pikas. The best times to see wildlife are spring and fall. Remember that it's illegal and dangerous to touch or feed wildlife.
Winter is a great time to see wildlife. Explore Jasper’s lower valleys and go into the subalpine on the Maligne Lake road to search out the natural beauty of winter in the Rockies and the abundant wildlife.
Frozen lakes and rivers provide a great back drop and contrast for the elk, deer, moose, wolves, sheep and coyotes that are still very active in winter.
This journey takes us through forty five kilometers of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the Canadian Rockies. The Maligne Valley is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, and has geological features unique anywhere in the world.
Our journey will be searching for the abundant wildlife while explaining the history and natural wonders to be explored.
A 30 minute stop at Maligne Canyon allows us time to explore the two bridges, offering fantastic views of the cascading waterfall and continuing erosion of the ancient limestone.
As we continue into the Valley we will rise into the sub-alpine forests and view the expanding ranges of limestone rising out of Medicine Lake. This mysterious disappearing lake will change seasonally as the flow rates of melt waters fill and empty this basin. A stop is made to photograph this natural wonder and your guide will trace its history with you. From Medicine Lake we continue up through forest that is prime habitat for moose and bears. Sightings are common but not guaranteed as we are trying to view these animals in their natural habitat.
At world famous Maligne Lake those who have chosen the Full Tour with Cruise will embark on the Boat Tour to Spirit Island. This will showcase the blue green glacial water of Maligne Lake and you will learn the human and geologic history of the area on the comfortable enclosed boat tour. This 90 minute journey stops at Spirit Island to allow for a walk to the famous photo view point.
Those who have opted for the Guided Walk Only, will instead be led on a 3-4 km interpretive nature walk. You will take in beautiful lakeshore vistas before following the easy-grade trail loop back into the forested surrounds. Along the way, your guide will share interesting ecological facts and you may even spot some resident wildlife.
Paula offers the Columbia Icefield Adventure year round in the summer we stop at Athabasca and Sunwapta rivers: these are short walks to view the impressive waterfalls. Paula drives the van to the Icefield.
Once we arrive at the Icefield it is your choice to take the Snowcoach/Ice Explorer or join Paula as we hike to view the glacier from Wilcox Pass. We stop in the awesome Pass for a "picnic " lunch. The winter tour we stop at the frozen waterfalls and snowshoe at the Icefield.
Our two hour ride, Happy Trails, showcases mountain trails at their best. Ride along the mighty Athabasca River, before ascending to viewpoints above the valley and over Canada's #1 golf course. There is a good chance of a bear sighting on this trail.
This 11km ride is suggested for "fit" riders with a little bit of previous horse experience.
Slightly longer than the Dunster Station tour, offered on different days and in the reverse direction! SunDog Tours offers up another exciting version of our Train Tours.
This train tour variation will have you start off from Jasper on a guided sightseeing tour and return to Jasper on the Via Skeena Train departing from the McBride Train station. Similar stops are completed on this slightly longer version of the Dunster tour, with Rearguard Falls and Mount Robson ranking high on the list. Explore a little further into British Columbia along the Robson Valley with the snow capped Cariboo Mountains on one side, the majestic Rocky Mountains on the other as you make your way to the quaint McBride Train Station.
This amazing Train Journey and Sightseeing Tour starts from the Jasper Train Station and culminates in Dunster, British Columbia. You will first enjoy approximately 3 hours of “Train Time” aboard Via’s luxurious Skeena Train.
Upon arrival at the Historic Dunster Train Station, you will be greeted by our SunDog Driver/Guide and vehicle for your return sightseeing journey to Jasper. On your return journey, you will visit Rearguard Falls, famous for being the easternmost waterfall which the salmon ascend during their journey from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning grounds; and Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 metres (12,970 feet). Each stop offers incredible photo opportunities plus a chance to get some fascinating information from your guide about the rich history, geology, and ecology of the region.
"This tour offered by Jasper Motorcycle Tours has been recognized as a ""Signature Experience"" by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Explore a series of ice-age old glaciers that form the Icefields Parkway.
When travelled by motorcycle the thrill seems to be 10 times greater than from an enclosed vehicle. It's feels like you become a part of the Canadian Rockies. You will ride 100 km of the famous Icefields Parkway to the Icefield Visitors Centre. Stops are made to enjoy some of the most amazing viewpoints and attractions while travelling there and on the return. The Icefields Parkway, "One of the worlds 10 greatest drives", National Geographic Magazine. Make an afternoon of it and Ride Jasper! Pricing is based on 2 passengers; one in the sidecar and one on the motorcycle behind the driver.
Snap an endless stream of photos from the comfort of the sidecar attached to a Harley Davidson while Jasper Motorcycle Tours takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.
The 1 hour tour gives you the option to ride the winding road up to Marmot Basin and view the elevated view of the Athabasca Valley or tour the outskirts of Jasper and visit lakes and lookouts.
Bring the entire family and join us for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. Our 16 kilometre, 2½ hour round trip (transportation time included) passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches.
Your National Park licensed guide will point out the natural and human history of Jasper as you make your way down the river. The Athabasca River is the same route that was used by the “fur traders” many years ago, (David Thompson 1811).
The specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long, oar powered rafts, offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. This trip is designed for the whole family, toddlers to seniors aged from 2 up to 99 years old are welcome.
This package includes round-trip transportation to the Jasper Skytram plus your ticket to the top. This is the longest and highest aerial tramway in the Rockies! Your Skytram Guide will provide a fully narrated tour during the seven-minute ride to the top of Whistler’s Mountain.
Take in the breathtaking views from the visitor’s centre or hike to the summit. Take your time enjoying the view and return when you are ready.
The guided Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure is an excellent way to start or finish your day in Jasper National Park. Wild Current specializes in small group, unique canoe adventures for couples, friends and families.
Our guests often tell us they are blown away by the numerous snowcapped peaks that surround them, and the chance to see wildlife that call the area home. We'll have an eye out for osprey, loons, muskrat and beaver. Fingers-crossed, we may even see moose, bear, elk, deer and wolves!
We love hearing that our clients enjoyed winding down lakeside and appreciate quality time with their travel mates. It's a way to get away from the crowds and enjoy Jasper on your own terms. We'll take good care of you: canoeing to shore for homemade treats, hot drinks and summer day swims or autumn campfires. We look forward to introducing you to Jasper up close and on the water.
Your afternoon Tea Canoe Adventure will be hosted at Lake Edith, Pyramid Lake or Medicine Lake depending on conditions. As with all Wild Current Outfitting adventures you will be treated to hot drinks and snacks!
Join SunDog Tours on our daily Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour. Our knowledgeable guides are trained to seek out all of the park’s most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper!
Elk, deer, sheep, goats, coyotes, wolves, and moose are just a sample of Jasper’s wild mountain fauna. Learn all about the ways these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the National Park and how they survive the mountain winters. Our guides are well versed in the history, geology, and ecology of the area and are happy to answer any questions you may have. As we travel through the Athabasca Valley we will show you some of the park’s most beautiful scenery, so have your camera ready to capture some amazing photos of the highlights of your visit. This tour is the perfect way to spend a morning and your best opportunity to see the wildlife of Jasper! The Wildlife Discovery Tour is a van tour with minimal walking. Photos are usually taken from the inside the vehicle or on the ground at a safe distance from the animals. Jasper National Park is not a zoo but a wild, protected area. The types of animals seen on the tour depends on the season, the time of day, and the weather. Kindly note that the selected route is at the discretion of your guide.
Join SunDog Tours on our daily Wildlife Discovery Tour. Our knowledgeable guides are trained to seek out all of the park’s most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper!
Elk, deer, big horned sheep, mountain goats, foxes, coyotes, wolves, and moose, are just a sample of Jasper’s many wild mountain animals. Learn all about the ways these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the National Park. Our guides are well versed in the history, geology, and ecology of the area and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Mount Edith Cavell Tour follows the “Path of the Glacier” trail though one of Jasper’s most stunning landscapes. This is one of the most spectacular adventures that we offer and should not be missed by anyone visiting Jasper National Park!
Your guide will transport you to and from the Jasper townsite and along the Path of the glacier while providing enlightening interpretation of the local ecology, geology, and history. The walk usually requires 1.5 hours to complete and is 1.6 km (1 mile) in length and gains 170 ft of elevation over half of this distance. Most people find this walk to be of little to moderate difficulty to achieve. On this hike you will experience the majesty of Mount Edith Cavell towering over a mile above you. You may even see icebergs calve off the Angel Glacier and cascade into Cavell Pond. This tour lasts approximately three hours. Please ensure you have water, closed toe footwear, and a jacket. This tour is operational for a relatively short period of the year due to seasonal closures of the road by Parks Canada. This tour operates June 26th through to October 15th.
This one hour trip offers stunning vistas of the Athabasca River Valley and captures the beauty of three mountain ranges. 6 years old and up.
Horseback rides require a little planning and foresight to make your time in the saddle comfortable. We have a concession onsite where you can purchase sundry items, drinks and snacks, but don’t plan to bring more than you can carry in a small personal saddlebag.
Jasper National Park is well known for its abundant wildlife. Join our tour to learn the challenges of managing and protecting wildlife in the national park. This journey will take you to seasonal locations with the best opportunity to spot various animals such as elk, bear, moose, sheep and deer.
This tour is the best way to experience the Icefield Parkway and to see all the sights along the way! Travel from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield with a stop at Athabasca Falls en route to the Athabasca Glacier.
When you arrive at the Columbia Icefield Centre you will have an opportunity to take part in a 90-minute ‘Ice-explorer’ tour onto the glacier, and/or explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. You may also choose to enjoy the interpretive exhibit at the Icefield Centre or take a short guided walk to a scenic view point. Keep your camera close at hand for spotting bears, bighorn sheep, moose, and mountain goats! Our knowledgeable guides and small personalized group sizes will make this tour the highlight of your time in the Rocky Mountains! This tour is a must do for visitors arriving in Jasper by train or not making the journey to Lake Louise or Banff!
Your guide will lead you on a unique route along the Maligne Canyon Rim to bridge #5. You will feel the spray of the waterfall and hear its roar. Expect to learn about the mysterious underground drainage system as we walk the lower portion of this fascinating gorge.
Enjoy the scenic drive past disappearing Medicine Lake. We continue up the valley to spectacular Maligne Lake. The drive to Maligne Lake can be good for spotting wildlife like: elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and bears.
Take a two hour motorcycle tour to one of Jasper's most iconic destinations. You will have the choice of visiting Athabasca Falls, Maligne Canyon & Medicine Lake, Mount Edith Cavell or we will try our best to create a customized tour for you.
The Pyramid Lake ‘Evening’ Canoe Adventure provides and incredible evening experience in a pristine Rocky Mountain environment.
Fish breaking the surface of the still water, the call of a loon, the sighting of beaver, or perhaps a moose grazing in the water, as you paddle a canoe with your guide on a lake, create memories not soon forgotten. An extraordinary peaceful way to end your day, with the sun setting behind the surrounding mountains. Only minutes from town, Pyramid Lake offers unique opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. We can provide transportation from town, or join us at the lake for this mountain memory.
Take a three hour motorcycle tour to one of two chosen destinations. You will have the choice to visit the world famous Maligne Lake or to visit the Miette Hotsprings and take a dip in the springs.
Maligne Lake, famous for the pristine scenery and abundance of wildlife, the Maligne road is the most popular side road of Jasper. On route; you will stop at Maligne Canyon, tour past Medicine Lake and then follow along the torrent Maligne River. Once at Maligne Lake, you will have time to enjoy a snack or beverage on the viewing deck of the Boat House Restaurant, overlooking the largest lake in the Canadian Rockies. *Snacks and beverages not included.
The Miette Hotsprings tour will take you to the remote hotspring nestled in the Fiddle Valley. Go for a dip in the springs or enjoy the best burger in Jasper on a outdoor patio. *Meals and entry fees into the hotsprings pool are not included.
This tour is an amazing guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our trip will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake.
At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies you can choose to participate on a Maligne Lake boat cruise to world famous Spirit Island or enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2km / 2mile – weather and trail conditions permitting). The Maligne Valley Tour is mainly a nature, scenic, and geological voyage but it is also an excellent opportunity to see some of Jasper’s wildlife.