10 Things to Do in Jasper That You Shouldn't Miss

Escape the urban bustle and make Jasper your home base for exploring Canada's extraordinary wilderness. As a mountain town, it's low-key and unpretentious with good food and drink; as a destination, it's an outdoor sports lover's playground, with hiking and golfing in summer and skiing and dog sledding in winter. If it's chilly, heat up at Miette Hot Springs in the National Park.

1. Athabasca Falls

Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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4.5 based on 5129 reviews

Athabasca Falls

A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.

Reviewed By BernardR792 - Whangarei, New ZealandWhangarei, New Zealand

Impressive Falls, Great Backdrop

A very short walk from the car park and within 100 metres you have a special view to behold. Cascading water rushing towards the staging, errected for your convenience, for the perfect picture. The scenery framing the photo will be the superb Rockies. A f

2. Maligne Canyon

Maligne Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails, Canyons More
Excellent
68%
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4.5 based on 4081 reviews

Maligne Canyon

A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.

Reviewed By DeCSBRAFC - GuadalupitaGuadalupita

Really Odd Canyon

This slot canyon was an amazing surprised. Have not seen anything like this before. There were plenty of information plaques posted around to inform the tourist of what they are seeing and how this canyon formed. Nice place to stop and view the scenery an

3. Columbia Ice Field

Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Scenic Drives More
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4.5 based on 4494 reviews

Columbia Ice Field

Reviewed By Curt R - Central Florida, FloridaCentral Florida, Florida

Ride with driver Alex(Alexcazamm)

The huge Ice Explorer with its 5 feet high and 3 feet wide tires takes you to the top of the Glacier and you spend some time walking over the ice blue, 400 feet deep frozen Glacier. Our driver Alex has a great report-ore and kept everyone excited and laug

4. Jasper SkyTram

Whistlers Mountain Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Transportation, Tramways
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4.5 based on 2639 reviews

Jasper SkyTram

The Jasper SkyTram is the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada. This family trip offers incredible views of six different mountain ranges, the town of Jasper, numerous lakes and the Athabasca River. Gain a new perspective on Jasper National Park, the largest park in the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. Soar above the park’s sub-alpine vegetation, watching for wildlife down below, as you gently climb towards the upper station located at 7,425 feet (2,263 meters) above sea level. An experienced and knowledgeable guide will accompany you on your trip, sharing a few insights about the area, its history and the wealth of wildlife nearby during your ride. Stroll on the boardwalk and hike the 1.4 km Summit Trail to the top of Whistlers Mountain at 8,081 feet (2,463 meters). Make sure to stop at the Summit Restaurant for a meal at the top of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the gift shops at the upper or lower stations, to purchase a souvenir for friends back home.

Reviewed By michaelc787 - New York City, New YorkNew York City, New York

Beautiful vistas, fun ride

We did this today and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was not a perfect day given the cloud cover, however we could see all of the mountains facing the tram as well as the town and JPL. It’s a worthwhile attraction.

5. Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4.5 based on 1620 reviews

Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

Reviewed By Dawst

Gorgeous

An absolutely beautiful drive up the mountain to these lakes. In winter, use caution on the roads. Very close to the town center.

6. Marmot Basin Ski Area

Marmot Basin Rd | (via Highways 93 & 93A ,19 km south of Jasper), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Ski & Snowboard Areas
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4.5 based on 480 reviews

Marmot Basin Ski Area

Marmot Basin, located in Jasper National Park, Alberta provides unparalleled skiing and snowboarding for all ages and all abilities. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin offers a family friendly, laid back, crowd free experience with stunning views. The nearby town of Jasper offers a friendly welcome to all with hotels, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as an unforgettable snow sports experience, there are also many other activities available, including shoe-shoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledging, winter wildlife tours, canyon walks and much, much more! Once visited, never forgotten, come see us for an authentic Rocky Mountain experience. We look forward to seeing you! Your friends at Marmot Basin.

Reviewed By John R - Alberta, CanadaAlberta, Canada

Excellent ski hill.

Started skiing here when tickets were $12.00 but quit coming because it was never set up very good. Now they have this new Canadian Rockies quad chair that has made this hill so much better. Bottom half has nice long easy sloping runs, while top is a litt

7. Jasper Information Centre

500 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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4.5 based on 594 reviews

Jasper Information Centre

This historic building houses the visitor's center for Japer National Park.

Reviewed By Alberta-Ukie - Morinville, Alberta CanadaMorinville, Alberta Canada

Super Helpful, Should Be Your First Stop When Visiting

I had to stop by the Information Centre to get my park pass as the main gate area was closed due to construction. I also needed to update my maps and tourist information booklets. Getting my park pass was painless and quick and the folks managing the tour

8. Bald Hills

Maligne Lake, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Bald Hills

Reviewed By Kim B - Newnan, GeorgiaNewnan, Georgia

Loved this hike

The weather was nice, but the smoke was more than we would have liked. However - there was some blue sky and we were going to do this. We arrived at a decent hour - before 10:00A.M and found a parking spot. The first part of the hike is on an old logging

9. Old Fort Point Loop Trail

Old Fort Point Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails
Excellent
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Old Fort Point Loop Trail

Reviewed By Les B - Bathurst, AustraliaBathurst, Australia

Great views but steep.

This is classified as a medium walk but starts off straight up with a series of staircases before steep uphill to the lookout at the top of the hill. Great views of the surrounding mountains. Views also across to Jasper. The rest of the walk which is basi

10. The Jasper Planetarium

1 Old Lodge Road | at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada Museums, Observatories & Planetariums
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4.5 based on 243 reviews

The Jasper Planetarium

YEAR-ROUND - One of the best evening things to do in Jasper! Join our astronomy experts to explore Jasper Dark Sky Preserve, an 11,000 square-km stargazing paradise. Take a guided 'tour' of local aboriginal constellations, recent Northern Lights activity, and more inside our domed theatre. This fun, f u n n y , inspiring, interactive audience-participation attraction is a great after-dinner activity for families, couples and others. ALSO come outside at our Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge location where you can see stars, planets, galaxies and more through the largest telescope in the Rockies.

Reviewed By Lizzy064 - LondonLondon

Very interesting evening with informative and friendly guides

We went at short notice to the Planetarium and enjoyed our visit there very much. There was good heating inside (which was good as it was cold that night) and we loved the reclining chairs! I thought our guide was terrific - fun, informative, everything w

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