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Jasper Things to Do

  • The alternation views

    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 noticed...

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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 everywhereAmong the most...

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  • Explore more in the nature

    So many to see while driving through national park in Jasper the scenic drive takes you to the awesome sights, it is unbelievable!. Exploring the park with your own vehicle is the easiest way, you have the freedom to stop anytime. Well, mostly I've seen in the parks are regular car, I've seen a few bikers those are really adventurous active...

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  • The Wild life

    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 hereDuring 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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  • Visit the national park

    Exploring the national parks of Jasper is one of the amazing place to spend for a day, there are hiking trails which suitable for nature lovers and active holidaymakers, if we have more time is one of your main thing to do is hiking, unfortunately, our time was limited on this trip and hiking is not being in the plan, too bad! it would be the only...

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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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  • Pyramid Island

    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...

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  • Maligne Lake

    Maligne Lake is a great blue lake with the famous "Spirits Island". Tickets are quite expensive, but the photos are great!

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  • Mount Whistler

    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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Jasper Restaurants

  • Can't Go Wrong with this Diner

    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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  • Skip on By

    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...

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  • Undercooked Overpriced

    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...

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  • Breakfast Buffet

    Pyramid Lake had a breakfast buffet when we were staying there.The buffet had lots of fresh fruit, eggs, sausages, bacon,ham, an assortment of juices and coffee and tea.

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  • Good Meal Good Deal

    We needed a place to grab a quick supper and this restaurant seemed to be the least busy. The food was good, not spectacular. It was relatively cheap for dinner. The decor is tired and outdated but the waitresses were very friendly.

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  • No Surprises, but Slow

    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...

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Jasper Transportation

  • 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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  • Train

    A restored steam locomotive, CN 6015. This one is standing at the rail station of Jasper. What a great view!

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Jasper Shopping

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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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  • Save $ - Shop at a grocery store

    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.

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  • SOUVENIRS AND MORE

    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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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

  • 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

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    by Vic5 Written Sep 14, 2002

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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.

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Jasper Sports & Outdoors

  • 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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  • Hiking from Upper Station of Jasper...

    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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  • 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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