Jasper National Park is the largest, most rugged and most northerly of the four Rocky Mountains National Parks. Covering an area of 10,878 Sq Km of high peaks and valleys dotted with glacial lakes. Jasper encompasses the Columbia Icefield, a vast area of 400 year old ice that is 900 m thick in places. From the icefield, fingers of ice reach down through many of Jasper's valleys.
Some of the most accessible hiking trails in the park start from Maligne Lake and Canyon, and Jasper town. The town is located roughly in the park's center and is the starting point for many of the most popular walks and sights, including the Miette Hot Springs. One of the most beautiful canyons in the Rockies is the Maligne Canyon, its sheer limestone walks and several impressive waterfalls can be seen from the many footbridges that are built both along and across its walls. The impressive Mount Edith Cavell is a must visit where you can drive up this mountain as far as the Cavell Lake from where the trail leads to Angel Glacier and to the flower meadows. Another dramatic sight is the Athabasca Falls with its rushing waters from the Athabasca River being forced through a narrow gorge.
Photos of Jasper National Park - Mount Edith Cavell, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs and Athabasca Falls
Area: Alberta Rocky Mountains
Lakefront and Lake Views
Skiing: Downhill and Cross Country
Small Towns: Banff, Jasper & Canmore
Extensive Hiking Trails & Parks
Lake & River Fishing
Canoeing and Kayaking