Jasper Travel Guide

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Jasper Things to Do

  • Mount Whistler Tramway

    Hiking up here from Jasper the end of the tramway is a bigger climb then you might think. The views are great specially when the sun breaks through.

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  • Maligne Lake

    After we check out from the B&B we drove to Maligne Lake is almost an hour drive at its deepest point in the south end of the lake. The Lake is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. A 90 minute round trip by boat gets you to the tiny Spirit Island. During the boat trip the tour guide informs any visitor about the eco-system...

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  • National Park

    Visiting the rocky mountains in Alberta is one of many travellers destination. The very impressive nature's is one of visitors expectation in this area, and surely coming to this part of the country it never went wrong. For the active visitors never get bored, for nature lover there are plenty to enjoy for. While driving in the park we have...

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  • Pyramid Island

    After we checking into our B&B we drove to this island which is about 10 minutes drive from the center. It was quite late in the afternoon but we saw some people still on boating or kayaking. Pyramid island can be accessed further down the Pyramid road from coast pyramid resort. The walking trail to the island is to cross the bridge. Hiking all the...

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  • Wild Animals

    During our drive to national park we didn't expect to see bears, our B&B host said to us the animals is less spotted in the areas, but then we said, is okay we have seen many bears the last few day before coming here During this trip early morning we see the cars before us start to drive slow and we know they see something, so we slow down till we...

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  • Athabasca Falls

    The Falls is a popular waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, 30 kilometers south of the town site of Jasper. One thing I found truly remarkable about Athabasca Falls was the quality of the paved trails around that part of the falls. They were wide and well kept with lots of informational plaques everywhere Among the most...

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  • Columbia Icefields

    Great gletsers and astonising views, lakes and waterfalls. A nice road you can do in one day. We did it from Jasper to Banff.

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  • White Water Rafting

    It's great fun! Even if you've never been white water rafting before we had plenty of instruction so there's no need to worry!! They take photos for you as well which you can view and buy afterwards (like this one).

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  • Railway Station

    Here in Jasper the Rocky Mountaineer rail track runs through. The picture here shows the Railway Station. This is ideal for train buffs to check out. The box cars on some of the trains, are numerous, even counting past 70 on some occasions.

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Jasper Hotels

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Jasper Restaurants

  • Jasper Brewing Company

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the sister property of the place we went to in Banff, so we pretty much new what to expect heading in. The dinner menu is the same, changes take place on the beer and kids menus. I ended up trying several of the beers that were unique to Jasper - all were good (which is in line with what we experienced in Banff.) Because my burger in Banff...

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  • McDonalds - Closed

    A town just wouldn't be complete without a McDONALD'S and Jasper has one of the nicest restaurants I've ever seen. The building is typical alpine to blend in with the resort atmosphere of the town. My favourite sandwich at McDonald's is the chicken sandwich and I love their strawberry sundaes.

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  • Jasper Pizza Place

    4 out of 5 stars

    We drove into town to get something for our evening meal and stop at a grocery store because our lodging had kitchen supplies. We paid $15.25 CAD for a an excellent thin crust medium pizza and $9.49 CAD for a Greek salad that was really great. The total was $25. 98 CAD before the tip. There was a good choice of entrees on the menu here and the food...

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  • Bright Spot

    They have a very good breakfast. I have always had good service - once or twice it was a little slow. That was just a little irritating since it was morning coffee. The booths, tables and chairs and even carpeting is a little outdated but so far hasn't affected the taste of the food. It's average pricing. Well worth breakfast for sure.

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  • Bear Paws Bakery

    4 out of 5 stars

    We drove into Jasper for lunch before our trip to Maligne Lake. We decided to eat at the Bear Paw Bakery at 4 Cedar Avenue. When we were there, they had a small lunch selection and we each had Tomato Tortellini Soup and split a sandwich. We also purchased a goodie from their pastry selection for our dessert. We also picked up some breakfast...

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  • Palisades Restaurant

    What is your tummy telling you? Seafood? Greek Specialties? Chicken? Pasta? Pizza? Burgers? THE PALISADES RESTAURANT has it all. Over 50 main dishes to choose from. Great atmosphere under a glass atrium with mountain views. Breakfast/Lunch from$6.00. Entrees from$7.00 up. Hans and I both had the advertised dinner special -- Pork Chop Dinner @...

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Jasper Transportation

  • Train

    Anyone thinking of taking Via Rail's somewhat expensive 4 day trip across Canada on Via Rail's route #1 "The Canadien" had best be aware that the best part of the trip, ie crossing the Rocky mountains, will be completed in darkness from not long out of Jasper, until dawn breaks in BC, in the flat area around Abbotsford. It is amazing that this is...

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  • Via Railway "Canadian" Toronto -...

    Anyone thinking of taking Via Rail's somewhat expensive 4 day trip across Canada on Via Rail's route #1 "The Canadien" had best be aware that the best part of the trip, ie crossing the Rocky mountains, will be completed in darkness from not long out of Jasper, until dawn breaks in BC, in the flat area around Abbotsford. It is amazing that this is...

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  • The location is photogenic

    We have a good walk around downtown and we walk through the train station, the station is located in amazing place where you have the mountain viewsJasper Train Station is officially known as the Jasper Heritage Railway StationA travel hub for many visitors to Jasper, train travelers arrive and depart on trains with names like the Rocky Mountaineer...

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Jasper Shopping

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  • Eidelwiess Gift Shop

    One of the many souvenir and gift shops was the EDELWEISS GIFT SHOP. It carried your typical Jasper souvenirs, T-shirts, knick-knacks, Jasper information books, etc. It was a lovely little shop and I had fun browsing through it.

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  • Candy Bear Lair

    I never leave Jasper without stopping at this store! They have 23 varieties of fudge that they make right in the store. My favorites are Maple-Walnut, Turtle and Butter Pecan. They have chocolates made there also - bear claws, buffalo chunks and beaver damns. I like the bear claws the best. And of course dozens of teddy bears, teddy puzzles,...

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  • Teddy Bears and Fudge!

    I never leave Jasper without stopping at this store! They have 23 varieties of fudge that they make right in the store. My favorites are Maple-Walnut, Turtle and Butter Pecan.They have chocolates made there also - bear claws, buffalo chunks and beaver damns. I like the bear claws the best.And of course dozens of teddy bears, teddy puzzles, bear...

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Jasper Local Customs

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    by Veghel Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    I really like this bear that is named after me!
    All children visiting Jasper want to have a picture of the Jasper bear and themselves. This big statue can be found at the Lower Station of the Jasper Tramway. I can tell you that it is very difficult to have a picture made of just myself and the Jasper bear! I think it took us about 10 to 15 minutes before I was all alone with the bear (for 10 seconds only).

    I think the bear and I look quite similar. What do you think? Just let me know!

    The Jasper mascotte and me
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Jasper Warnings and Dangers

  • Wild Animals

    Yes they may be cute - you may feel the desire to take pictures of them - you may want to even pet them. Always remember that they are wild animals. The animals in the park always seem to be in their rutting time. Each animal has it's own time. Never feed the animals. A fed bear is a dead bear! Not only are they dangerous wild animals but it's...

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  • Do Not Feed The Animals!

    Yes they may be cute - you may feel the desire to take pictures of them - you may want to even pet them. Always remember that they are wild animals. The animals in the park always seem to be in their rutting time. Each animal has it's own time. Never feed the animals. A fed bear is a dead bear!Not only are they dangerous wild animals but it's...

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  • DON'T FEED THE ANIMALS

    So many people when travelling to Jasper National Park get very excited when they start seeing all these animals walking on the roads & street in the area. They have their own means of getting food so son'd get out of your car & try to start feeding the Elk, Mountain Sheep, or bears. The safest place is in your car. LESS INJURIES.Don't let others...

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Jasper Off The Beaten Path

  • Jasper Tramway

    A lot of people take the Jasper Tramway up to the top of Whistlers Mountain, but as it wasn't working when we got there, we decided to walk... 4 hours later we arrived at the top. This view was taken about half-way up.

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  • A lot of people take the...

    A lot of people take the Jasper Tramway up to the top of Whistlers Mountain, but as it wasn't working when we got there, we decided to walk... 4 hours later we arrived at the top. This view was taken about half-way up.

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Jasper Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking

    There are some excellent trails from the Upper Station of the Jasper Tramway to the top of nearby mountains, where you can enjoy phantastic views on the mountains in the surroundings. PLease note that usual (sport) shoes are inadequate for the rocky footpaths. Bring good hiking shoes.

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  • Skiing

    Marmot basin is closed in summer time. It is even forbidden to go there (at least by car). I had to park my car about 1 km from the bottom station and walk from there, via a wide tarmac road. Please note that there is really nothing to do at Marmot Basin in summer time. Only go there in summer time if you are a real ski freak (like me) and want to...

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  • Marmot basin

    Marmot basin is closed in summer time. It is even forbidden to go there (at least by car). I had to park my car about 1 km from the bottom station and walk from there, via a wide tarmac road.Please note that there is really nothing to do at Marmot Basin in summer time. Only go there in summer time if you are a real ski freak (like me) and want to...

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Jasper Favorites

  • RICH IN WILDLIFE

    Early morning Saturday, June 7, my restless Hansi got up and explored outside the Jasper Inn and was delighted to see some Elk just lazing around and grazing on the grasses nearby. What a treat for him. Hans took some amazing film of the animals and this one here of a Big Elk eating is a still from the movie. Good work Hans.

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  • 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 JASPER863 km northeast of Vancouver362 km west of Edmonton414 km northwest of Calgary287 km north of Banff232 km north of Lake...

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  • JASPER INFORMATION CENTRE

    Located On the Main Street in Jasper , the JASPER INFORMATION CENTER should be your first stop to get useful information about the town and surrounding parks. Run by the friendly staff of Parks Canada, they will help you find accommodation and give advice on what to do and see in the area.

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