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Jasper National Park: a park in the Rocky Mountains

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Jasper National Park is, by extension, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. This park covers an area of over 10,800 km². The park was founded in 1907 and today is visited by nearly two million people every year. Jasper National Park has the highest mountain in Alberta, Mount Columbia, which reaches 3,747 meters in height.


The park is full of tourist attractions thanks to the beauty of its mountain landscapes, made of peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and canyons. But also thanks to the wealth of flora (1,300 species of plants) and wildlife, which includes: grizzly bears, brown bears, elk, caribou, deer, ibex, Bighorn sheep, beavers, marmots, wolves, etc.

Among the most important attractions of the park are waterfalls such as Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Falls. There are glaciers such as the Athabasca Glacier and the Angel Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell. Placid lakes surrounded by majestic mountain peaks such as Maligne Lake, Pyramid Lake or Medicine Lake. finally hot springs such as the Miette Hotsprings.

The park is a paradise for lovers of walking and trekking, it is in fact equipped with over 1,000 km of marked trails. For those who want to ski do not miss the ski slopes of the Marmot Basin ski area. Among the park’s best-known attractions, the Icefields Parkway, a 230 km long road that connects Jasper to Lake Louise. The road passes through a wonderful landscape where glaciers, rivers, lakes and mountains are located.

Jasper National Park has been included among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with other Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. In addition to the Jasper park, the UNESCO site also includes the Kootenay and Yoho national parks in British Columbia and Banff in Alberta, as well as three provincial parks in British Columbia (Mount Assiniboine, Mount Robson and Hamber).


Jasper National Park is open all year round. The most busy months are July and August. Especially in these months it is advisable to book hotels well in advance.

Tickets: Adult day ticket (17 to 64 years old) $ 9.80; Senior (over 64 years old) $ 8.30; Youth (ages 7 to 16) $ 4.90 Family / Group (up to seven people traveling in a single vehicle) $ 19.60

  • Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Surface: 10.878 km²

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