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Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Jasper Alberta

Jasper is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Its phenomenal location amongst the vast beauty of the Canadian Rockies really helps make it a great destination for all types of travelers.

Jasper joins Banff National Park to the south via the Icefields Parkway. This parkway offers unparalleled beauty as you travel alongside a chain of massive icefields straddling the Continental Divide. The Columbia Icefield borders the parkway in the southern end of the park.  Guided tours are available.

Jasper National Park

Large numbers of elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and other large animals, as well as their predators make Jasper National Park one of the great protected ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains. This vast wilderness is one of the few remaining places in southern Canada that is home to a full range of carnivores, including grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves and wolverines.

Jasper National Park Highlights

In such a large and spectacular area, there are many sights to see and plenty of stories to be told. A few of the highlights are listed here:

  • The highest mountain in Alberta (Mt. Columbia, 3747 metres)
  • The hydrographic apex of North America (the Columbia Icefield) where water flows to three different oceans from one point
  • The longest underground drainage system known in Canada (the Maligne Valley karst)
  • The only sand-dune ecosystem anywhere in the Four Mountain Parks (Jasper Lake dunes)
  • The northern limit in Alberta of Douglas-fir trees (Brűlé Lake)
  • The last fully protected range in the Rocky Mountains for caribou (Maligne herd)
  • The most accessible glacier in North America (the Athabasca)

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Jasper Alberta

Jasper is home to the highest mountain in Alberta.