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The 20 Best Adventures in Jasper National Park

Jasper has something for everyone.

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While many mountain town destinations are becoming increasingly trendy, Jasper sticks to its railway town roots and maintains its intimate community vibe. It also happens to be in the middle of some of the most gorgeous protected wilderness in the world. Escaping to Jasper means epic hikes, amazing photography opportunities, one of the largest Dark Sky Preserves in the world, and much more — whatever mountain adventure you desire, you’re likely to find it in Jasper.

1. Photograph Spirit Island and Maligne Lake

Photo: Christin Healey

2. Snowshoe to Wilcox Pass

Photo: Matt Clark

3. Camp at Whistler’s Campground

Photo: Mike Fennell

4. Catch the Best Views of Jasper on the Skytram

Photo: Tourism Jasper

5. Explore Athabasca Falls

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

6. Camp at Wapiti Campground

Photo: Mike Fennell

7. Swim at Horseshoe Lake

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

8. Capture the Northern Lights at Patricia Lake

Photo: Mason Boring

9. Explore Lake Edith

Photo: Tourism Jasper

10. Camp at Maligne Lake

Photo: Talia Touboul

11. Explore Cavell Lake

Photo: Kyle Szegedi

12. Hike the Saturday Night Loop

Photo: Talia Touboul

13. Cross-Country Ski to Hi-Mount Cavell Hostel

Photo: Matt Clark

14. Kayak Patricia Lake

Photo: Rachel Kristensen

15. Explore Lake Annette

Photo: Tourism Jasper

16. Backpack the Tonquin Valley

Photo: Christopher Grilz

17. Explore Maligne Canyon

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

18. Hike to Bald Hills

Photo: Brenda Lin

19. Camp at Wabasso Campground

Photo: Mike Fennell

20. Fat Bike Maligne Lake Road

Photo: Matt Clark

Cover photo: Christin Healey

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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