Jasper: Getting around in the summer
By Stephen Nelson
When to go to Jasper
Summer activities in Jasper run from the beginning of May till the middle of October, depending on the weather in the Canadian Rockies, El Nino and Global Warming.
How to get there
The half-day train rides run year round, three times a week. Railway journey to B.C. interior is with the VIA Rail Skeena.
Return journey to Jasper with guided tour is by van with Jasper Adventure Centre.
Several local companies run daily buses (in summer) to Jasper from Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise.
Greyhound has regular bus service to Jasper from both Vancouver and Edmonton.
Jasper Vacations runs daily shuttle service to Jasper from Edmonton and Edmonton airport.
Getting Around Town
Photo supplies, Rocky Mountain guide and history books
Jasper Camera & Gift
412 Connaught Dr.
Where to Eat
Papa George’s (Casual Fine Dining)
404 Connaught Dr.
Palisades Restaurant(Greek/Italian Casual Fine Dining)
401 Patricia St.
Lou Lou’s (Breakfast, Pizza, Poutine)
407 Patricia St.
Soft Rock Cafe (Breakfast, Pizza, Lunch)
632 Connaught Dr.
Smitty’s Family Restaurant
109 Miette Ave.
Stephen A. Nelson has been a journalist in Canada for more than 8 years, as the assistant features editor and religion editor at the Brandon Sun. He has also written for the Canadian Press and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC)
He is currently a freelance travel writer for the Brandon Sun and its sister paper, the Winnipeg Free Press.