Must See Locations

Columbia Icefields

105 Km south of the Jasper town site – on highway 93. May to October.

 

Miette Hot Springs

61 Km east of Jasper – accessed from highway 16 & Miette Road. May to October.

The largest icefield south of Alaska, this awesome structure of glacial ice and snow covers some 389 sq. km. (233 sq. mi.). The exciting 90 minute sightseeing Ice Age adventure tours will take you out onto the Athabasca Glacier, a tongue of the Columbia Icefield, for an awe-inspiring glimpse of icy crevasses and ice-fed streamlets. Or you may choose to join a guided Glacier Ice walk tour and visit the Icefield Interpretive Centre for informative exhibits and slide shows.

 

These natural springs, the hottest in the Canadian Rockies, are cooled from 54ºC (129•F) to a soothing 39ºC (102ºF). Located in the picturesque Fiddle Valley, this modern facility includes two hot pools (one pool is wheelchair accessible), a cool pool and poolside cafe. Nearby hiking trails and picnic sites make Miette Hot Springs a perfect destination. Swimsuits, towels and lockers available to rent.

     

Athabasca Falls

33 Km south of the Jasper town site –
on highway 93.

 

The Jasper Tramway at Whistlers Mountain

9 Km south of Jasper – accessed from highway 93A. May to October.

The Athabasca Falls rank among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains. From an observatory post, you can observe the Athabasca River thundering through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water. Picnic sites available in summer, and great cross-country skiing in winter.

 

The Jasper Tramway will transport you up Whistler's Mountain, to an elevation of 2277 meters (7472 feet). An incredible view of the Jasper town site can be seen from their observation Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment and a hiking trail will take you to the summit of the mountain, where on a clear day you may see the white cap of Mt. Robson, in nearby British Columbia. Gift shops and licensed dining facilities available.

     

Sunwapta Falls

56 Km south of the Jasper town site –
on highway 93.

 

Patricia and Pyramid Lakes – Pyramid bench

7 Km north of the Jasper town site – accessed via Pyramid Lake road.

Sunwapta is a Stoney Indian word for "turbulent river". The Sunwapta River abruptly changes course at the falls from northwest to southwest and dramatically plunges into a deep canyon. Picnic sites are available. A frozen wonder in winter, Sunwapta Falls is one of the top attractions, and will delight photographers with its uncanny "ice sculptures".

 

A windy road leads to these two ultra-clear turquoise lakes where fishing, picnicking, boating and hiking are most popular. Rental facilities at Pyramid Lake include boating, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. Cross-country skiing and ice-skating on Pyramid Lake in the winter months make this location an ideal venue for family fun. Pyramid Island is also wheelchair accessible.

     

Mount Edith Cavell

29 Km south of the Jasper town site – accessed via highway 93A and Mount Edith Cavell road.

 

Lake Annette and Lake Edith

5 Km from the Jasper town site

There are few mountains within Jasper national park which can match Mt. Edith Cavell's raw beauty. The Angel Glacier is easily reached by a short self-guiding trail that winds its way along the shores of the icy cold lake. For those avid hikers, a more aggressive trail can be taken to the picturesque Cavell Meadows. It is best to visit in early mornings or late afternoons.

 

Both Lake Edith and Lake Annette offer day-use areas with numerous picnic sites and cooking shelters found within vicinity of the lake shores. The water is most refreshing and after a brief swim, you can stretch out on the sandy beaches or throw the Frisbee over the open grassy areas. Take a quiet evening stroll along the well-used trail surrounding the lakes. Ideal locations for family fun.