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Jasper National Park was established in 1907 on the eastern slopes of the Rockies. It borders British Columbia to the west and Banff National Park to the south. It is only a 4hr drive from Edmonton and 230kms north of Banff. There is also regular train service from Edmonton and Vancouver.

There are beautiful mountain and lake vistas throughout with many hiking and boating opportunities. Plan to spend at least 3 or 4 days here.

Jasper is known for its magnificent glaciers, including North America's most accessible glacier, the Athabasca. You will also come across smaller glaciers while hiking in the mountains, such as this one on Mt. Edith Cavell.

While visiting the Rockies, you must leave your car for a slower, quiet interaction with nature. There are many challenging hikes in Jasper, but also many easy ones, even wheelchair accessible paths as well as great spots for a picnic.

I will include info on the hikes that I have personally done here under Sports Travel Tips.

  • Last visit to Jasper National Park: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sep 28, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    These are all easy hikes, manageable by any reasonably fit person. Most are 'tourist walks'. If you go to Jasper for some hiking, plan on spending at least a week, and try for a few more challenging ones.

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    Jan 16, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Awesome!! Lori put me onto your pages & I'm glad she did....you photos are gorgeous!...especially the Lac Beauvert one!! :o) Cheers, Ann.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2007 at 2:26 AM

    ......and as for your photos, what's not to like!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 9:30 PM

    I'll be there in a few days; I can't wait!

  • ines2003's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 8:18 AM

    beatifull pic!!increible places!!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 2:46 PM

    Hiking boots packed away - enjoyed Jasper you're tips certainly came in handy Happy Travels

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2005 at 5:32 AM

    Awesome pages on Jasper Park especially the Bighorn Sheep pic and the "Maligne Lake from Bald Hills". Hans & I really should do more hiking!

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 6:54 AM

    The scenery is gorgeous and the hiking tips very helpful! Am looking forward to visiting in Sept.

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2004 at 5:28 PM

    Great page, I rated all the tips I could tonite, LOL. I am hoping to get to Jasper this winter enroute to Fort Mac for a trip. Didn't know there was a Glacier there. Great job, I'll rate somemore tomorrow hopefully :-)

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 9:09 AM

    Beautiful photos! I visited Jasper many years ago and almost forgot how incredible it is. I loved the tips and photos about your hikes. Very informative. Thanks.


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