Jasper National Park - Canada
Take an unforgettable journey to the largest national park in the world-famous Canadian Rockies. One of the wildest parks in Canada, Jasper is home to the incredible Columbia Icefield, which is a remnant from the last ice-age. The vast ice plain is surrounded by nine gigantic mountain peaks, making up one of the most stunning sights Canada has to offer. Jasper’s forests are also home to some of Canada’s most iconic wildlife, including Grizzly and Black Bears, Caribou, Moose and Wolverines. These can be spotted on any number of lovely hiking trails which snake through the parks epic surroundings. The Athabasca Falls are another spectacular Jasper sight, with ice-blue water streaming down the mountainous hillside. Mt Edith Cavell has one of the most impressive glaciers in Northern America, while Maligne Lake on the outskirts of the park is similarly breath-taking.
Where is it?
Located in the north of the province of Alberta, Jasper sits immediately north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton City.
What is it?
Set up over 100 years ago, Jasper National Park is home to some of Canada’s most remarkable scenery. It is one of fifteen UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada, a warranted tribute to the beauty of the Park.
Best time to visit?
The best time to visit Jasper if searching for wildlife is from March to June, which is also the most temperate time to visit as it avoids the truly freezing winter conditions.
If you’re feeling brave, take an unforgettable journey on the Jasper SkyTram, which sails above the Rockies revealing an incredible view of the mountains and lakes which stretch below your feet.