Jasper is renowned for the level of services offered not only
to the millions of tourists who visit, but to the townspeople as
Of course, the town is fully serviced with municipal water supply
and sewage system.
The school system is second to none, with Jasper students consistently
scoring at or near the top as a group in province wide exams. There
is an elementary school (grades 1-6), a junior high/high school
(grades 7-12) and a French School (Ecole Desrochers) from Kindergarten
to grade 10. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound for kids…the
school even takes them to Marmot Basin (virtually a world class
ski resort) as part of their physical education class!
The Jasper Activity Centre is a tremendous facility. It has an
indoor 25 m pool complete with water slide, steam bath, wading
pool, and spacious change areas. There is a weights/exercise room,
two squash courts, six tennis courts, an indoor ice rink for hockey
and skating, a separate curling rink, indoor skateboarding, indoor
climbing wall, and meeting rooms.
Other sports facilities include baseball diamonds, soccer/rugby
fields, cross country ski trails and tracks, and of course the
Marmot Basin ski resort.
Jasper has a Post Office downtown, no delivery service to the
door. This is quite a social place where townspeople run into one
another as they gather their mail.
A modern hospital, four physicians, and public health unit handle
Jasper’s medical concerns. There is a seniors’ home two blocks
away and a new assisted-living facility attached to the hospital.
Other facilities include a museum, library, firehall, RCMP detachment,
2 screen movie theatre, art gallery, and more…
The finest facilities offered in Jasper are the Great
Outdoors! The trail system that Parks Canada
maintains gives you superb access to some of the world’s most
stunning scenery, taking you to lakes, alpine meadows, and mountain
passes. Living in Jasper is truly a delight if you have an appreciation
of, and can get out and enjoy the natural setting.