The 20 Best Adventures in Jasper National Park

Jasper has something for everyone.

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

Published: October 7, 2016

Tourism Jasper

Located in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Canada is the base of Adventure. Welcome those prepared to Venture Beyond.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.

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