Jasper Museum a Must-Stop for Families in the Rockies
From the fur trade to designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Jasper’s Museum is a Treasure Trove of artifacts and secrets from the Rocky Mountains.
Although most people come to Jasper National Park for a quick visit, the truth is that the history of this paradise in the Canadian wilderness goes back thousands of years. For those interested in that history, from the harrowing journey of early fur traders to First Nations mythology to the start of skiing at Marmot Basin, a stop at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives to see its more than 4000 artifacts is a must.
Although the outdoors is where most of the fun is at in Jasper National Park, if you need a little break from the elements, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives is the perfect place. Check the web site for all kinds of special events at www.jaspermuseum.org.
Located at 400 Bonhomme St. just across from the Aquatic Centre in downtown Jasper, the museum is a serious bargain for travellers in the Rockies, especially families. The entry is $6 for adults and $5 for youth, but the whole family can get into the Jasper Museum for just $13.