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Jasper National Park Travel Guide

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Plan Your Jasper National Park Vacation

Jagged mountain peaks, shimmering glaciers, and crystal clear lakes are just part of the incredible scenery that makes up the largest and wildest of Canada's Rocky Mountain parks. Situated along the eastern slopes of the Rockies in west-central Alberta, Jasper National Park is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. Part of a collective UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park is

the planet's second largest dark sky preserve. Light pollution is so minimal here that conditions are ideal for viewing the night sky, which both professional and amateur astronomers come here to do.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Larger than life Almost as large as the entire state of Connecticut, Jasper is the largest of the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks, and one of the world's largest protected mountain ecosystems.
  2. Spectacular scenery Jasper's scenery is rugged and mountainous. Within its boundaries are crystal clear mountain lakes, thundering waterfalls, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers.
  3. Wonderful wildlife The Canadian Rockies provide a diverse habitat for 277 bird species and 69 species of mammals, including deer, elk, moose, sheep, goats, and bears.
  4. Columbia Icefield The largest icefield south of Alaska, the Columbia Icefield is also the hydrographic apex of North America, with water flowing to three different oceans from one point.

When To Go

When to Go

An old saying in the Canadian Rockies states, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." The weather in Jasper National Park is...

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