Summer Vacations in Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is a of the top sightseeing vacation destination in the Canadian Rockies, and is great for mountain vacations year round. Summer is the season of hiking, horseback riding, fishing and rafting.
Summer in Japser may have a slightly different schedule than the rest of the northern hemisphere. It typically runs from the beginning of May until the mid October. But you never know. Always be prepared for the worst, no mater what time of year you visit.
If you want to get a peak at the weather any time of year, you can jump on the Jasper Webcam. This free camera is actually controlled by the user, and can zoom in and out, and rotate 360 degrees. It’s a great way take a peek at your vacation spot, with views of both the town and the surrounding park.
Getting Around Town
Mr. Taxi is an excellent Japser transportation option if you have not rented a car.
Jasper has just about any kind of restaurant you might want, offering choices from ethnic foods to fine dining, burger joints to great places to pick up a big breakfast before heading out for a hike. Check out this Jasper restaurant guide to get the info you need.
Transportation to Jasper National Park
The train is an interesting way to get to Jasper, if you want a change of pace, so to speak. The half-day train rides run year-round, three times a week. Railway journeys to the British Colombia interior is with VIA Rail Skeena. Daily buses (in summer) to Jasper from Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Greyhound also has regular bus service to Jasper from both Vancouver and Edmonton.
This is a not to miss activity at Jasper National Park. It’s one of the best ways to take in all the scenery of Jasper National Park for all visitors, and to get good photographs, see wildlife, relax, and enjoy some peace and quiet with a great view.