Charming resort town
A place you can come and relax with memories to dream
No matter where I'm staying in Jasper I always go to Pyramid Island. If I happen to be at Pyramid Lake Lodge it's a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel.Pyramid Island has been a popular spot to visit since the first foot bridge was build in the 1930's. Couples strolling hand in hand or families sharing a picnic by the lake. In the summer many couples...more
This "resort" is 50km the other side of jasper towards Calgary. Basically it's portakabins split...more
Beautiful location on edge of river - large spacious park setting - entire property well maintained...more
We stayed in Jasper for about two nights back in 1993 after visiting relatives around Edmonton and,...more
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was just a little irritating since it was morning coffee.The booths, tables and chairs and even carpeting is a little outdated but so far hasn't affected the taste of the food.It's average pricing.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.more
I've been to many Smitty's Pancake House restaurants but the one in Jasper is one I would suggest everyone just keep walking past. The staff is quick to seat you but slow for everything else. The food is mediocre - you would think it would be easy to make a plate of nachos but they sent ours out with soggy chips, no sour cream or salsa. The kid...more
My friends had just done their vow renewal service and they chose the Villa Caruso steakhouse for everyone to meet at and have dinner. Everything that my family ordered came out either under cooked or cold. The service was awful, they just didn't seem to care to bring drinks, refil drinks etc. The lighting was insufficient. The only time the...more
The food was standard to Smitty's - big and filling. I had the bacon lover's bacon & eggs, and it kept me going for the day! My friend had the eggs benedict and said it was alright, not the worst but certainly not the best. Service was slow, we had to ask a couple of times for my friend's tea. Coffee came readily.There were no surprises in the...more
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...more
When coming to or leaving Jasper by trian' one thing is for sure; you will enjoy your trip by train. For example, The SKEENA is a train that leaves Jasper (only). & travels westward to Prince George & on to Prince Rupert on the Pacific. This is a 2 day trip by train in both Directions. When leaving Jasper you overnight in Prince George & then on to...more
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...more
This is a good up-to-date grocery. They had a well stocked deli where we could get just enough potato salad for one meal. While we were there we also bought a steak and some asparagus to fix back at Patricia Lake Bungalows. Alberta is beef country, and Robinsons offers the best. Our steak was very tasty. We bought a boneless Alberta beef steak.more
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!
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...more
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...more
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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.
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...more
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.more
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.more
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...more
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.more