VIA TRAIN STATION
No town would be complete without a train station and Jasper has a beautiful one. The building is made of stone and rock. You can get your train tickets here and there is also a Greyhound ticket office here too.
DISTANCES TO JASPER
863 km northeast of Vancouver
362 km west of Edmonton
414 km northwest of Calgary
287 km north of Banff
232 km north of Lake Louise
443 km northeast of Kamloops
At Home in the Mountains
In the heart of Jasper NP, this is definitely a small mountain town that makes me feel at home.
I've been through here a few times, winter and summer both. It helps having spent ample time in Edmonton.
The problem with Jasper is that it lures people to live here with its beauty, but then leaves many frustrated with the expensive cost of living. Many locals have to work two jobs to make ends meet.
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Was this city named after me?
"Beautiful, cold place!"
I visited Jasper late summer 2003. Jasper is the biggest 'city' in the region, but is not really a place where you want to stay for more than a couple of nights. Must do's are the Jasper Tramway and Maligne Lake.
"Maligne Canyon, Jasper"
The Maligne River cuts through layers of limestone to create this spectcular canyon just south of Jasper. In the winter large icicles form and the canyon becomes a fairyland and many hikers explore it during the winter.
Roche Miette and its towering sheer cliffs create a portal to Jasper along Highway 16 near the Park entrance gate. A side road nearby leads to Miette Hot Springs.
Bull elk are a frequent sight along the highway as you approach Jasper.