Getting to Jasper National Park

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Written by bike posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2009

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As it holds many of Canada’s most awe inspiring vistas, no one can deny that Jasper National Park is truly one of the world's most beautiful places.

As it holds many of Canada’s most awe inspiring vistas, no one can deny that Jasper National Park is truly one of the world's most beautiful places.

Transportation Options in Jasper National Park

JASPER, Alberta – Jasper, Alberta is celebrated for its scenic Canadian Rocky Mountain landscapes, alpine prairies, immense glaciers and exceptional wildlife surroundings. Jasper National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, along with the seven neighboring national and provincial parks forming the Canadian Rockies.

Getting To Jasper National Park

By Air
The closest international airports are Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and all three typically offer flights from national and international carriers.
Jasper Vacations is the official airport and shuttle service for Rockies.com and CanadianRockies.net. They offer convenient and affordable service to and from Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport and Jasper.
By Car
Major Canadian 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.
By Train
The town of Jasper can be reached by the Via Rail train services. Via Rail offers tours through the Canadian Rockies.
By Bus
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.
Distances to Jasper from:
City – KM/Miles – Driving Time
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
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