Jasper National Park
Jasper, Alberta. Celebrated for its scenic mountain landscapes, alpine prairies, immense glaciers and exceptional wildlife surroundings, Jasper National Park was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 along with the seven neighboring national and provincial parks forming the Canadian Rockies.
Getting To Jasper National Park
The closest international airports are Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and all three typically offer flights from national and international carriers.
Jasper Vacations Transportation and Tours is the official airport and shuttle service for JasperNationalPark.com and CanadianRockies.net. They offer convenient and affordable service to and from Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport and Jasper.
Major roads and highways inside the park are paved and have a speed limit of 90 km/hr with certain wildlife safety zones requiring slower speeds. Plan accordingly as unexpected weather conditions and traffic can cause delays on the road. The Trans-Canada Highway #16, also known as the Yellowhead Highway, is the main road running through the park. The Trans-Canada Highway #1 can be reached from Jasper via the Icefields Parkway.
The town of Jasper can be reached by the Via Rail train services. Via Rail offers tours through the Canadian Rockies.
Jasper can by reached by Greyhound, which offers bus services to and from Vancouver and Edmonton. Canadian Rockies Sightseeing Tours offers scenic bus tours along Jasper’s Icefields Parkway.
By Rental Car
The towns of Jasper and Banff house several car rental agencies.
Maps of Jasper National Park
|DISTANCE TO JASPER FROM…|
|Hinton, AB||77km (47 mi.)||1 hr|
|Valemount, BC||79km (49 mi.)||1.5 hrs|
|Grande Cache, AB||160km (96 mi.)||2.75 hrs|
|Edson, AB||164km (101 mi.)||2 hrs|
|Lake Louise, AB||232 km (139 mi.)||3 hrs|
|Banff, AB||287 km (172 mi.)||3 ½ hrs|
|Edmonton, AB||362 km (220 mi.)||3 ½ hrs|
|Prince George, BC||375km (233 mi.)||4 hrs|
|Grand Prairie, AB||397 km (247 mi.)||4 ½ hrs|
|Calgary, AB||414 km (248 mi.)||4 ½ hrs|
|Kamloops, BC||443 km (265 mi.)||5 hrs|
|Fort McMurray, AB||800 km (497 mi.)||8 ½ hrs|
|Vancouver, BC||863 km (518 mi.)||9 ½ hrs|
Maligne Tours offers shuttle service between Jasper and Maligne Lake, the departure point for the Spirit Island Scenic Cruises- a must see for all visitors!