About Jasper National Park
JASPER, Alberta – Jasper National Park, the largest wilderness park in the Canadian Rockies, features some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in Canada – or anywhere else in the world.
From the huge glaciers of the Columbia Icefields to the soothing waters of the Miette Hot Springs, Jasper is an ideal vacation destination for all seasons. The park covers more than 10,000 square kilometers and boasts more than 1,000 kilometers in hiking trails. Many river systems originate in the park, including the North Saskatchewan River, the Athabasca River and the Smoky River, creating pristine lakes and spectacular waterfalls, some of which are easily accessible for travelers.
The park features much more than just scenery, however. Jasper is a great place to see wildlife, being home to elk, caribou, moose, various deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, gray wolves, wolverines, grizzly and black bears, and much more. There’s always something new to see.
Naturally, the area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting and camping. First-class accommodations all around the area welcome travelers. Around 2 million people each year visit Jasper.
Jasper National Park was declared a UNESCO Rocky Mountain World Heritage Site in 1984 for its natural wonders and for the limestone caves and fossils found in it.