You Need To Explore Jasper National Park's Backcountry

Get away from the crowds and into the wild.

It’s tough to say you need to explore the backcountry in Jasper when there is so much unbelievable scenery right off the road on the Icefields Parkway. With convenience and proximity, though, come hundreds of other folks looking to share the experience. There’s a time and a place for sharing the joy of the outdoors with others, and other times you just want some peace and quiet in nature. That’s why you need to hit the trail and spend a night or two in Jasper’s wild and untouched backcountry. If you’re still not convinced, we’ll let the photos do the talking.

Watchtower Basin


Photo: Chris Grilz


Photo: Chris Grilz


Photo: Chris Grilz

The Saturday Night Loop


Photo: Talia Touboul


Photo: Talia Touboul


Photo: Talia Touboul

Tonquin Valley


Photo: Chris Grilz


Photo: Chris Grilz


Photo: Chris Grilz

When you're finished exploring the wilderness and looking for a little cool down into civilization, be sure to check out the fantastic accomodations and food and drink options around the park.

Cover photo: Talia Touboul

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