Jasper National Park, Canada: A Short Travel Guide
Jasper National Park is located in the Canadian province of Alberta. It’s the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 square kilometers. With magnificent towering peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and breathtaking glaciers, Jasper showcases the true beauty of the great outdoors. On top of that, the park's diverse ecosystem harbors an abundance of wildlife, including bears, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep. In this travel guide, we share our favorite things to do in Jasper National Park as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.
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Best Things To Do In Jasper National Park
Soak in the Miette Hot Springs
View Athabasca Glacier & Columbia Icefield
Admire the Sunwapta Falls
Explore Maligne Canyon
Enjoy Maligne Lake (take a boat tour to Spirit Island)
Hike the Sulphur Skyline Trail
Mountain Bike The Jasper Lakes Loop (View all mountain bike trails)
Hike The Bald Hills Loop
Places To Stay In Jasper National Park
Wapiti or Whistlers Campground ($): Beautiful campground on the edge of Jasper Town with clean showers, toilets, firepit, washing station, etc. Book in advance via the Parks Canada Reservation System
Athabasca hotel ($$): budget hotel in the heart of Jasper. Clean, but small rooms with a shared shower
Astoria Hotel ($$$): clean rooms in the heart of Jasper with private bathrooms.
Places To Eat And Drink In Jasper National Park
Evil Dave's Grill: Casual restaurant serving creative, globally inspired fare along with specialty cocktails & wine
Fiddle River Restaurant: Offering scenic mountain views, this classy mainstay serves upscale seafood dishes, pasta & steaks
Harvest Food & Drink: Understated destination offering traditional dishes, cocktails & happy-hour specials
Jasper Brewing Company: A brewery and restaurant serving up craft beers and pub food. Great outdoor patio when it's sunny out in the afternoon!
Jasper Pizza Place: A casual pizzeria serving up delicious pizzas and other Italian dishes
Papa George’s Restaurant: family-run restaurant that's great for breakfast. Try one of the bennies or pancakes!
SnowDome Coffee Bar: A cozy coffee shop with a friendly atmosphere, serving up fresh coffee and baked goods
Sunhouse Cafe: A popular spot for breakfast and lunch, serving up creative and delicious dishes
Syrahs Of Jasper: Intimate, warm-hued eatery & bar offering regional Canadian cuisine, including elk & salmon.
The Raven Bistro: Cool, upscale bistro with modern, arty decor serving Mediterranean fusion & cocktails.
Tim Hortons: classic Canadian coffee shop - have to try at least once when visiting Canada
Whistle Stop Pub: A lively pub with a great selection of beers on tap and a menu of pub classics
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