Easter in 2013 is at the end of March, so the most likely weather will be wintery. Daytime can be above freezing, there could be a fair bit of melting in the valley (town of Jasper), but nighttimes are generally still very frosty.
As an example, this past March, for the last week of the month, the daytime temps for Jasper (town) ranged from +5C to +12C (41F to 54F), and the nighttime temps ranged from minus 4C to minus 15C (5F to 25F).
The views can still be amazing - in fact with snow on the mountains and sun they can be incredible. What you get to see depends more on whether the days are cloudy or clear - even in summer you can miss out on the views if it's overcast and rainy during your visit.
One thing to keep in mind - it'll still be skiing season, and probably spring break for schools in Alberta (families travelling to the mountains for a last bit of skiing/snowboarding for the season), so book early to get your choice of accommodation.
Hope this helps.
This is the website of Jasper National Park:
These are some websites of Jasper town:
Favorite thing: Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km². It is well known for its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Go for a hike, take in the mountains, see the longest glacier fed lake in the world, and visit the Miette Hot Springs. The town still feels like a small town as compared to the craziness of Banff so just enjoy yourself.
Walking along just having a chat & coming across this lovely Mule Deer or Black Tailed Deer. We approached cautiously & got some pictures as we passed her quietyly grazing on the edge of the wood.
After a while returning down the trail there she was - having a rest & not a care in the world - After visiting Jasper I now know how she feels.
Be careful where you walk = stick to paths they are there for a reason.
This beautiful little mountain flower can easily be overlooked. The name derived from Latin meaning three.
Ants kindly disperse seeds after eating the oily coating
Fondest memory: The flowers in summer are mind blowing - you pass by on the road or on a hike & within 2 days new life - just magic
The Columbian Ground Squirrels are very entertaining to watch as they approach people areas with great bravado............I had to laugh while a fellow tourist hot footed it after my little frriend trying in vain to get his picture....................just sit still have a bit of patience & snap.
Fondest memory: Whether you are alone on a lake shore or in a tourist area Jasper will never disappoint with its bold Little & Large critters.
You might be tempted to feed them but please don't!!
I could never forget the roadside flowers & medow overflowing with wildflowers - one of my favourites was the Indian Paintbrush or Scarlet Paintbrush - we kept seeing them from the car & curiousity got the better of me - finally rewarded by this bright orange flower - hence I prefer the first name.
Fondest memory: Jasper filled & thrilled my senses - the sweet smell of wildflowers will stay with me & I will never take a wildflower for granted again.
Fondest memory: Horseback riding in Jasper National Park in the Rockies. We only went on a one hour trail ride which took us alongside a mountainous trail. You really have to trust the horse to be comfortable on those trails. Luckily I had a few years of riding experience so I wasn't nervous. If you plan to go to the Rockies, I highly recommend a scenic trail ride!
Favorite thing: Not really a tip but my daughter took photos of various plants while we were walking along one of the many paths.
Favorite thing: Maligne Lake for me was the prettiest place I have every seen - no photographer or artist could capture her spirit............will remain in my thoughts forever
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804 Miette Avenue, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0, Canada
Good for: Families