Things to do in Jasper

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1. Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is a natural wonderland of untamed mountain peaks, remote lakes and imposing glaciers. Jasper is lesser known to tourists than nearby Banff National Park, making it an ideal destination for travelers looking to escape the crowds and connect with nature. Walk across glaciers, camp beside picturesque lakes and enjoy multi-day excursions along the park’s extensive backcountry trails.
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The dramatic, wild landscapes of Canada’s largest mountain park offer thrilling open-air adventures, hikes among nature and striking scenery.

2. Maligne Lake

Visiting Maligne Lake is like seeing a postcard come to life. You’ve probably seen its island featured on posters and in movies more than a few times and it has become a symbol of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. On first seeing the lake, you’ll be struck by its sheer size, vivid color, and pristine mountainous backdrop. Of course Maligne Lake is much more than just a view; there is enough to do to keep you occupied for days. Visit in summer for the most diverse range of options.
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Its sky-blue waters, glacial mountains, and Spirit Island make this one of the Canadian Rockies’ most iconic locations for a fishing or boat trip.

3. Patricia Lake

Follow the short winding trail from Jasper to Patricia Lake. Rent a bike, canoe or horse, go fishing or simply relax. You can even scuba dive down to see one of the strangest wrecks in the world. Have a picnic and rest at the lakeside, or stay for a few days and enjoy the Canadian wilderness.
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This peaceful area is well within walking distance of Jasper. It offers isolated accommodation for those who want to be in the heart of Alberta’s natural beauty.

4. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course

Play a round of golf in Jasper at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course, and enjoy other activities such as skiing. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.
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Play a round of golf in Jasper at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course, and enjoy other activities such as skiing. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

5. Pyramid Lake

In the shadow of imposing Pyramid Mountain is a picturesque lake and one of the highlights of Jasper National Park. The tranquil setting of Pyramid Lake is popular with families and nature lovers for its excellent views and picnic areas. Choose from the many hiking trails that depart from the town of Jasper and pass through the scenic terrain of Jasper National Park.
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Cycle along nature paths and marvel at the diverse wildlife and thick forest that surrounds this tranquil lake in the Jasper National Park.

6. Jasper SkyTram

The Jasper SkyTram is one of the best ways to appreciate the sheer scale and epic beauty of the Jasper National Park, a UNESCO-listed site. Learn about the geology, flora and fauna during the trip up the mountain. Admire the cinematic vistas as you hike further up to the summit on foot.
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Ride this sightseeing tram up Whistler’s Mountain and marvel at a panorama of peaks that includes Mount Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

7. Marmot Basin

Set within the unspoiled terrain of Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin offers close to 1,700 acres (7 square kilometers) of crowd-free skiable terrain. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels come here to take advantage of the wide open slopes, lack of lift lines and consistent snowfall. Marmot has the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada. Revel in the sense of freedom as you cruise down the spacious runs.
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Escape the crowds and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at this laid-back resort in the Canadian Rockies.

8. Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls consists of two waterfalls, one above the other. Both carve deep into the limestone to create a forceful torrent of water, falling from 60 feet (18 meters) and 30 feet (9 meters) respectively. The water itself originates from the famous Athabasca Glacier. Whether this is a fast photo stop-off or the starting point of some outdoor activities, you’ll want to take some time to admire the roaring falls.
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Visit one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies. Moose and grizzly bears roam the area, so be prepared for amazing wildlife encounters!

9. Maligne Canyon

Maligne Canyon is easy to get to from Jasper and it is popular because of its wilderness appeal. Because of the softness of the rock, the canyon is both steep and smooth-looking and it is a picturesque sight.
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After Maligne Lake, this is one of Jasper National Park’s most treasured landmarks. Come for the spectacular walks or the surprising collection of art.

What to do in Jasper

Free Things to Do in Jasper

Escaping to Jasper on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives - Brimming with fascinating displays and objects, this gallery is a paradise for minds that thirst for knowledge.

Lake Annette - Just being near the water is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Jasper Municipal Library - Dig out your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your must-see list.

Signal Mountain - Unwind and let the natural surroundings restore your mind.

Things to Do in Jasper with Kids

If you're going away with the little ones, you'll find plenty of fun things to do together in Jasper. These family friendly experiences will put huge smiles on faces of all ages:


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