A quiet alpine village nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper offers a laid-back alternative to the tourist bustle of Banff. From sprawling, glacier-fed lakes to luxurious hot springs, Jasper is home to some of Canada’s most spectacular landscapes and offers a wealth of once-in-a-lifetime views and experiences.
After delving deep into the natural splendour of Jasper Park, book a car in Jasper and embark on the Rocky Mountain road trip of your dreams.
From summer campsites to thrilling ski hills, Jasper is the place to get up close and personal with the outdoors no matter the season.
A classic camping trip is the best way to experience Jasper National Park. Wapiti Campground, Wabasso Campground, and Whistlers Campground are three of the most popular sites and provide a range of amenities as well as the occasional elk sighting.
A blissfully scenic stop on the way to or from town, this unique lake isn’t your typical swimming spot — the water here is only 12 inches deep! Wade into the centre of this for a one-of-a-kind view of the landscape or simply kick back at the beach and take it all in.
Visiting Jasper in January? Time to hit the slopes. Famed for its high elevation, this ski resort is Jasper’s winter wonderland. Coast down your favourite Marmot ski hill to get the full impact of this sublime mountain, then head to the chalet for après.
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When you’re through exploring Jasper, the rest of the Rockies are waiting for you. Grab a car in town and set out to discover more jaw-dropping sights and outdoor thrills.Book the perfect car
Ready for a change of pace but not ready to leave the Rockies? Hop down to Banff to experience the livelier energy of this bustling chalet town, along with highlights like Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, and the Banff Springs Hotel.
Warm up with a visit to Canada’s hottest hot springs. Located at the end of the scenic Fiddle Valley and surrounded by tranquil mountain views, a soak in these mineral-rich springs is a luxurious and well-deserved reward after braving the mountain drive.
Less than an hour’s drive from Jasper, Maligne Lake is known as one of the most photogenic spots in the Canadian Rockies and holds the title of the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world. Enjoy a boat tour to picturesque Spirit Island and finish with afternoon tea at the nearby chalet.
Internationally renowned for its views, wildlife, and natural phenomena, this is a drive not to be missed. Sights include Athabasca Falls, Mistaya Canyon, the Columbia Icefield, and Glacier Skywalk. Fill up your tank before you take off (there is only one pricey gas stop on the parkway) and prepare to be amazed.
Maligne Lake is undoubtedly gorgeous, and so is the drive to get there. Weave through the mountains and get your fill of neighbouring sights en route, including Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake.
Buckle up for a Rocky Mountain adventure. Travelling east from Jasper, follow this highway along the Athabasca River for a spectacular drive through mountain valleys and meadows, stopping to enjoy the Jasper Lake sand dunes and Disaster Point, an ideal spot for viewing bighorn sheep.
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