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Jasper National Park, Canada: A Short Travel Guide

Updated: Jan 19

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.

Maligne Lake from the Bald Hills Summit Jasper National Park
Maligne Lake from the Bald Hills Summit


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Best Things To Do In Jasper National Park

Spirit Island on Maligne Lake Jasper National Park
Spirit Island on Maligne Lake

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

elk roaming in jasper national park
Likely elk encounter

Map Jasper National Park

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay in Jasper National Park on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Jasper National Park will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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