The Mountain ManRead feature articles of his experiences, reviews and exploits in the Jasper National Park.
Jasper Canadian Rockies

Bringing Your Pet Dog to Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies

Jasper National Park, Alberta

By Caroline Shin
Staff Writer

It’s hard to leave your best friend at home while you enjoy your vacation at Jasper National Park. Lucky for you, dogs are allowed in the Canadian Rockies to roam freely through the wilderness.

Hiking with your Dog in Jasper

The Jasper Information Centre in the Jasper townsite has the latest policies on trail openings and dog safety as trail conditions change with the weather and season. The park staff will also inform you of bear spottings and trails dog owners should avoid because of potential wildlife conflicts.

Indulge your dog with a hike through the woods.

Indulge your dog with a hike through the woods.

Some popular trails for dogs in Jasper National Park include:

● Whistlers Trail: A steep hike up Whistlers Mountain
● Forefield Trail: Leads close to the Athabasca Glacier
● Wynd Road: An unpaved road through mixed deciduous and coniferous forest near the town of Jasper

Some Canine History in Jasper

Dogs have long been a part of the Jasper’s history. Some of the earliest known paintings of Jasper National Park show dogs in one of the first encampments. The artwork, created by Henry James Warre, is dated as far back as May 1846-nearly fifty years prior to the region’s conversion into a national park in 1907.

As environment protection has become a global concern, Parks Canada has changed its policies. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times in Jasper National Park. Trail access is now more limited. Still, there are plenty of trails that you and your dog can hike together.

Word to the Wise: Make sure that your hotel accommodation allows pets.

Canadian Rockies Hotels & Activities

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls and elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Jasper whitewater rafting has never been so appealing.

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms and cabins surrounded by Jasper mountain scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Stay in Waterton, Alberta
The Bayshore Inn is a rustic, family-owned hotel on the shores of Waterton Lake, Alberta has everything you need when visiting Waterton National Park.

Stay in the Waterton Glacier Suites
Centrally located in the town of Waterton, Alberta, Waterton Glacier Suites is a great place to rest during your Canadian Rockies vacation.

Book Waymarker Hotels

in the Canadian Rockies!

Best Banff Lodging / Hotels

Top Waterton Park Hotels

Download all the Canadian Rockies Vacation Guides for FREE! Learn insider knowledge about the Canadian National Parks. CLICK HERE!
VIEW the 20 latest Canadian Rockies ski cams! Check out the ski conditions in Alberta & BC! CLICK HERE!