• Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids

    Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids

    Take the Sunwapta challenge on Jasper’s wild whitewater rollercoaster ride. With a steep gradient and numerous rapids, this 4-hour round trip is the only Class 3 rapids located fully within Jasper National Park. It offers spectacular scenery and good wildlife opportunities. Don’t miss the high water mid-June to late July!


  • Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper – Class II

    Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper – Class II

    From novice to age ninety, no experience is necessary on this Class 2 whitewater adventure. You will raft along a wide, 5-mile section of the Athabasca River, aptly named the Expressway. The river winds its way through the incredibly scenic valley, surrounded by rocky mountains and old-growth pine forests. The calm, flowing stretches are peppered with…


  • Rafting Athabasca Falls Run in Jasper

    Rafting Athabasca Falls Run in Jasper

    The Athabasca River Falls Run starts at the base of the Athabasca Falls. Raft 15 kilometers down the majestic Athabasca Valley in Jasper National Park. This 3-hour round trip provides spectacular canyon scenery that combined with moderate rapids make this an adventure ideal for the whole family. All trips are in 8 person guided rafts.Challenge…


  • Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

    Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

    Discover Jasper National Park’s spectacular Maligne Valley on a 6-hour adventure with an expert guide. During stops at Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake, you’ll look for wildlife and learn about the human and natural history in this part of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll see stunning scenery throughout the day and have plenty of…


  • Discover Jasper and its Wildlife

    Discover Jasper and its Wildlife

    A small, personalized group size makes this evening wildlife discovery tour in Jasper National Park an exciting visual and educational experience for everyone. Your guide is trained to seek out all of the park’s most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper! Elk, deer, big-horned sheep, mountain goats,…


  • Jasper Full-Day Private Tour SUV

    Jasper Full-Day Private Tour SUV

    Explore Jasper and beyond, where mountains, lakes and waterfalls abound during this full-day, guided private tour. Visit the ever impressive Pyramid and Patricia lakes. Get familiar with the Jaspers’ layout and learn about the iinteresting characters, past and present that call Jasper home. Travel along one of the worlds most scenic highways, the Columbia Icefields…


  • Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour

    Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour

    Explore the stunning natural beauty outside of Jasper with this educational and entertaining guided Winter wildlife tour. Hop in the comfortable touring vehicle and don’t forget your camera to capture the wildlife and scenic beauty of the Athabasca Valley. Learn about the history, geology and wildlife of the area from an expert local guide, as you…


  • Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

    Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

    Starting at the base of Athabasca Falls and plunging through numerous rapids surrounded by high canyon walls, this Class 2+ whitewater adventure is ideal for tentative first timers and those looking for an exhilarating trip to suit the whole family. After the canyon stretch, the river opens out and rafters will enjoy sweeping views of…


  • Ultimate Jasper – Interpretive Nature Walk

    Ultimate Jasper – Interpretive Nature Walk

    Experience the majestic scenery of Jasper National Park on foot. This 3-hour guided nature walk will feature a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and stunning glacial lakes.  Your trained hiking guide will provide commentary and ensure your mountain walking experience is both safe and informative.  Don’t forget your camera, you…


  • Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

    Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

    Tour the scenic roads of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with sidecar, driven by a professional. Ride to your choice of destination, be it Athabasca Falls, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, Mount Edith Cavell, Angel Glacier, or Miette Hot Springs. You’ll breathe in fresh mountain air and…


  • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

    Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

    Your tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon – the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park – where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. You will learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the “disappearing” Medicine Lake. You won’t want…


  • Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

    Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

    Join us for a unique exploration of the Athabasca Glacier on this 4 hour hike across rock, snow and ice. Meet your guide at The toe of the glacier parking lot, get geared up, and head out on a fully organic, by foot mission to discover some of the hidden wonders of this powerful place.…


  • The Best of Whistler Walking Tour

    The Best of Whistler Walking Tour

    Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. A big fan of winter sports, cold climate and immense forests? Whistler and Blackcomb are the perfect mountains to explore. Isn’t this the best option…


  • Jasper Full-Day Private Tour SUV

    Jasper Half-Day Private Tour SUV

    Explore Jasper, where mountains, lakes and waterfalls abound during this half-day, guided private tour. Visit Athabasca Falls and the ever impressive Pyramid and Patricia lakes. Get familiar with the towns’ layout and learn about the iinteresting characters, past and present that call Jasper home. Stay alert as there is always the possibility of discovering Jasper’s…


  • Canadian Rockies Icefield Experience

    Canadian Rockies Icefield Experience

    Hike to amazing vistas of the Athabasca and Saskatchewan glaciers with a lovely hike to an alpine lake for lunch. Explore alpine and glacier environments, their formation, flora and fauna on this exciting adventure with three stops along the way.


  • Wild Current Canoe Adventure Join a small group

    Wild Current Canoe Adventure Join a small group

    The Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure with Wild Current Outfitters is an excellent way to start or finish your day in Jasper National Park. Join a small group, on a unique canoe adventure for couples, friends, and families, and be blown away by the numerous snowcapped peaks and the chance to see the wildlife that calls…


  • Rafting on Athabasca River Mile 5 in Jasper

    Rafting on Athabasca River Mile 5 in Jasper

    Experience Jasper’s Athabasca River Mile 5 run! Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery on this 2-hour round trip adventure. The Athabasca River Mile 5 run is a perfect introduction to white water rafting, has plenty of splashes and stunning mountain vistas. It is a must-do family adventure in Jasper!Adventurers must be at least 5 years old…


  • Peak Nic – A hike and an outdoor cooking lesson

    Peak Nic – A hike and an outdoor cooking lesson

    Cooking in the back-country is an art. It takes careful planning, cool outdoor gear and light weight ingredients. At Peak Nic, you will experience how it feels to be completely self-sufficient in the great outdoors. Equipped with a small backpack full of ingredients, outdoor cooking gear and a hiking pole, you will be hiking a…


  • Jasper Rock Climbing Experience

    Jasper Rock Climbing Experience

    Join this 4-hour rock climbing session for an authentic mountain experience. Meet at your local operator’s office in Jasper and travel a short distance to a perfect limestone wall next to the Athabasca river – Morro Slabs. Once at the site, you will receive some instruction on gear and techniques. Trips run daily from June…


  • Whitewater Rafting on Jasper’s Fraser River

    Whitewater Rafting on Jasper’s Fraser River

    Take an exhilarating ride down Jasper’s mighty Fraser River on this whitewater rafting adventure. You’ll have a heart-pumping time rafting down Class-3 rapids surrounded by awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies scenery. Keep an eye out for wildlife and seasonal spawning salmon!


  • Athabasca River Mile 5

    Athabasca River Mile 5

    This two hour round trip (~one hour on the water ) is our most popular trip, and has the longest season, early May to late September. Your adventure begins with a 10 minute float followed by Class II rapids. Class II is an excellent introduction to white water as it offers a mix of splashy…


  • Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Hike

    Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Hike

    Travel through the incredibly scenic Maligne Valley of Jasper National Park while searching for the abundant wildlife spotted frequently in the area. You’ll go on a short walk to see stunning waterfall vistas at Maligne Canyon and stop for photos at Medicine Lake before embarking on a guided nature walk along the lakeshore at Maligne…


  • 1.5 Hours Private Mountain Bike Tour in Jasper National Park

    1.5 Hours Private Mountain Bike Tour in Jasper National Park

    Mountain biking is a classic Canadian activity in the great outdoors. Come experience it while you can. We are simply the best mountain bike guiding in any National park in Canada. Bike on Jasper’s best trails and see beautiful scenery. An experience you will remember for years to come.


  • 3hr Private Mountain Bike Tour in Jasper National Park

    3hr Private Mountain Bike Tour in Jasper National Park

    A private authentic adventure just for you. A unique experience tailored to your ability level. All of our guides are certified with PMBIA and Advanced wilderness First Aid.


  • Morning 1939 Historic Jammer 2-Hour Tour

    Morning 1939 Historic Jammer 2-Hour Tour

    “Breeze into the past” An open-air, historical tour of Jasper and some its most spectacular locales…Experience the colorful history of Jasper while visiting some of its most spectacular destinations in our completely refurbished, 1939 “Jammer” open-air sightseeing bus. This bus has been offering sightseeing and photography tours in North America for more than 80 years,…


All about Jasper

When to visit

Located amidst the UNESCO-listed splendor of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is an ideal destination for those after a winter wonderland experience. The ski season at its key resort, Marmot Basin, runs from mid-November to mid-May, which means plenty of opportunity to hit the perfect powder. That said, if hiking, rafting, or climbing through Jasper National Park is your aim, visit in July (Canada Day is celebrated on July 1) or August for peak sun and ideal conditions.

Getting around

The town of Jasper itself is largely walkable, while inexpensive shuttle buses run between hotels in Jasper and the Marmot Basin ski resort, as well as Maligne Lake. However, if you have plans to explore Jasper National Park more widely, a car is essential (though local taxi companies can help in a pinch). Otherwise, half- and full-day car, coach, and even motorcycle tours offer a fun-filled way to sightsee.

Traveler tips

If you plan on hiking or going on excursions in the great outdoors, come prepared: Pack durable hiking boots and trousers, lots of layers, and plenty of water. Another local essential: bear spray. Get acquainted with how to use it before hitting the trail, and learn to spot droppings and keep alert for signs of bear activity. (Many of the outdoor suppliers in town also rent bear spray to visitors.)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jasper known for?

Jasper is known as a hub for exploring Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies. This mountain town is known for outdoor activities including hiking, boating, and skiing. Many travelers plan a visit to Jasper to see wildlife like moose and to stargaze in this Dark Sky Preserve.

How can I spend one day in Jasper?

That depends on the time of year. During the winter, spend the day skiing or snowshoeing. During the summer, go hiking, climb aboard a boat for a scenic ride on Maligne Lake, or join a tour of the Maligne Valley to spot wildlife like moose, elk, coyotes, and bears.

What’s the best way to explore Jasper National Park?

One of the best ways to explore Jasper is to travel up Whistlers Mountain on the Jasper SkyTram and see the national park from a new perspective. Other options include scenic tours focused on wildlife, waterfalls, and hiking. A rental car is also a good way to explore at your leisure.

What is there to do in Jasper if you don’t ski?

If you don’t ski, there is plenty to do in Jasper including a ride on the scenic aerial SkyTram, stargazing in this Dark Sky Country, and visiting hot springs in Jasper National Park. Jasper itself is also home to a variety of spas, shops, and restaurants.

Is Jasper fun in the winter?

Yes, Jasper is fun in the winter. Many visitors plan a trip to Jasper to ski, but this mountain town also offers hot springs for soaking, spas for relaxing, and dark skies for stargazing. Don’t miss a ride on the SkyTram to see Jasper National Park from above.

Is Banff or Jasper better?

Banff and Jasper are both beautiful mountain destinations, each with unique advantages. Jasper is less developed and tourist-y, but is farther from the Calgary airport. Banff has more options for short, scenic hikes, while Jasper’s trails are less crowded. Banff is better for travelers flying into Calgary with limited time.