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A holiday to Jasper takes you to the heart of the Rocky Mountains, in southwest Alberta. This alpine town is the ideal base from which to explore the area’s imposing peaks and crystal-clear lakes. And it goes without saying that you’ll have easy access to Jasper National Park. Sprawling for a whopping 11,000 square kilometres, it’s the biggest national park in the Canadian Rockies – so you can look forward to endless adventures.

Whether you’re drawn to the dramatic landscapes, the exciting activities or the wildlife-watching opportunities, this place will never disappoint. In the warmer months, Jasper holidays are all about the great outdoors. You can tick off natural landmarks like Maligne Lake and the Columbia Icefields, and try everything from hiking and biking, to canoeing and kayaking. It’s also a great time to see Jasper’s four-legged residents, including moose, elk, beavers and grizzly bears.

Winter, meanwhile, sees deep snow on the ground and the Northern Lights in the sky. Jasper holidays are hugely popular with skiers and snowboarders, as Marmot Basin has a variety of runs for all levels. If skiing’s not your thing, you can enjoy fun activities like ice-skating and snowshoeing. Or simply sink into the bubbling waters of Miette Hot Springs.

While you’re in the Canadian Rockies, why not extend your getaway? You could hire a car or motorhome for your Jasper trip and continue on to Banff National Park and Calgary. Or drive west into British Columbia to discover Whistler and Vancouver. Whether you want to stay at scenic campsites or luxury hotels, our Travel Specialists will help you plan a bespoke itinerary tailored to you.

Things to do

Wildlife

Skiing

Best time to go

Things to do in Jasper

Whether you want to keep active or you’re eager to chill out, you’ll find a plethora activities on offer in Jasper. You can hike through Maligne Canyon – the deepest in Jasper National Park – or go canoeing across the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake. Lesser-known Medicine Lake is worth a visit, too.

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Jasper holidays also give you the opportunity to explore the Columbia Icefields. An hour’s drive from Jasper town, this jaw-dropping landscape is made up of six glaciers and is the largest icefield in North America. You can take a guided Ice Explorer Tour or, for a bird’s-eye view, walk over the glass-bottomed Skywalk. Make sure you also hop on the Jasper SkyTram to enjoy panoramic views from atop Whistler Mountain.

If you want to slow right down, visit Miette Hot Springs. The hottest natural pools in the Canadian Rockies are the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day. Or why not go on an after-dark adventure? As the second-biggest Dark Sky Preserve in the world, Jasper is brilliant for star-gazing. And, between September and May, you might even see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.

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Wildlife-watching

Jasper holidays are ideal for wildlife-lovers, as the national park is home to all sorts of animals. You’ll have the chance to see large mammals like elk, deer, moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep, as well as smaller animals like beavers, marmots and porcupines. If you’re really lucky, you might even see some of Jasper’s rarer creatures, such as wolves, caribou and coyotes.

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Best of all, Jasper National Park has an impressive population of bears. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to see both black bears and grizzlies, especially if you visit during spring or autumn. In spring, you might even see fluffy bear cubs, as they venture out from their hibernation dens – just remember to keep your distance, as mother bears are very protective of their young.

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Skiing in Jasper

If you’re a keen skier or snowboarder, consider booking your Jasper holiday for winter. Just 20 minutes’ away from the town of Jasper, you’ll find Marmot Basin – one of the highest ski resorts in Canada. Between November and early May, this 1,700-acre area is covered in powdery snow. And there are nearly 100 runs, with options for all abilities. Cross-country skiing is also available on a number of trails, if you want to try something a little different.

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There are lots of other winter sports on offer in Jasper, too. You could don a pair of snowshoes and discover some of the scenic hikes, or explore by hiring fat bikes – the wide tyres will help you cycle through the snow. Or why not go ice-skating? Pyramid Lake and Lake Mildred are both popular spots. Alternatively, for a real challenge, try ice-climbing with an experienced guide.

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Best time to visit Jasper

Jasper holidays can be enjoyed all year round, so the best time to go really depends on how you want to spend your time. If you’re eager to hit the slopes, you’ll need to book your trip for Jasper’s ski season, which runs from mid-November to early May. But, if you’re not into snowsports, winter is best avoided, as temperatures rarely rise above freezing.

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Alternatively, to avoid the snow, plan your holiday between June and September. Temperatures hover between 16°C and 22°C throughout, so you’ll have pleasant conditions for activities like hiking, biking and kayaking. If it’s wildlife you’re after, consider going in spring, when bears emerge from hibernation with their cubs. You’re also likely to see other baby animals in May and June, as this is calving season for deer, elk and goats.

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Things to do

Things to do in Jasper

Whether you want to keep active or you’re eager to chill out, you’ll find a plethora activities on offer in Jasper. You can hike through Maligne Canyon – the deepest in Jasper National Park – or go canoeing across the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake. Lesser-known Medicine Lake is worth a visit, too.

Show More
Show Less

Jasper holidays also give you the opportunity to explore the Columbia Icefields. An hour’s drive from Jasper town, this jaw-dropping landscape is made up of six glaciers and is the largest icefield in North America. You can take a guided Ice Explorer Tour or, for a bird’s-eye view, walk over the glass-bottomed Skywalk. Make sure you also hop on the Jasper SkyTram to enjoy panoramic views from atop Whistler Mountain.

If you want to slow right down, visit Miette Hot Springs. The hottest natural pools in the Canadian Rockies are the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day. Or why not go on an after-dark adventure? As the second-biggest Dark Sky Preserve in the world, Jasper is brilliant for star-gazing. And, between September and May, you might even see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.

Show More
Show Less

Wildlife

Wildlife-watching

Jasper holidays are ideal for wildlife-lovers, as the national park is home to all sorts of animals. You’ll have the chance to see large mammals like elk, deer, moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep, as well as smaller animals like beavers, marmots and porcupines. If you’re really lucky, you might even see some of Jasper’s rarer creatures, such as wolves, caribou and coyotes.

Show More
Show Less

Best of all, Jasper National Park has an impressive population of bears. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to see both black bears and grizzlies, especially if you visit during spring or autumn. In spring, you might even see fluffy bear cubs, as they venture out from their hibernation dens – just remember to keep your distance, as mother bears are very protective of their young.

Show More
Show Less

Skiing

Skiing in Jasper

If you’re a keen skier or snowboarder, consider booking your Jasper holiday for winter. Just 20 minutes’ away from the town of Jasper, you’ll find Marmot Basin – one of the highest ski resorts in Canada. Between November and early May, this 1,700-acre area is covered in powdery snow. And there are nearly 100 runs, with options for all abilities. Cross-country skiing is also available on a number of trails, if you want to try something a little different.

Show More
Show Less

There are lots of other winter sports on offer in Jasper, too. You could don a pair of snowshoes and discover some of the scenic hikes, or explore by hiring fat bikes – the wide tyres will help you cycle through the snow. Or why not go ice-skating? Pyramid Lake and Lake Mildred are both popular spots. Alternatively, for a real challenge, try ice-climbing with an experienced guide.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Jasper

Jasper holidays can be enjoyed all year round, so the best time to go really depends on how you want to spend your time. If you’re eager to hit the slopes, you’ll need to book your trip for Jasper’s ski season, which runs from mid-November to early May. But, if you’re not into snowsports, winter is best avoided, as temperatures rarely rise above freezing.

Show More
Show Less

Alternatively, to avoid the snow, plan your holiday between June and September. Temperatures hover between 16°C and 22°C throughout, so you’ll have pleasant conditions for activities like hiking, biking and kayaking. If it’s wildlife you’re after, consider going in spring, when bears emerge from hibernation with their cubs. You’re also likely to see other baby animals in May and June, as this is calving season for deer, elk and goats.

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