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Planning a vacation to Jasper National Park in the near future? It’s one of the Canadian Rockies best vacation spots, and certainly worth visiting. Here’s some information on great things to do in the town of Jasper. If you’d like to get a peak at the town, check out the Jasper webcam.
1. The Miette Hot Springs
The drive up the Fiddle Valley to the Miette Hot Springs is almost worth it alone. Flowing from the mountain at 54 degrees Celcius, these are the hottest mineral springs in the Rockies. In fact, the water is cooled to a nice 40 degrees as it enters the pools. Besides the hot springs, you’ll find a cafe and gift sho,p two cool pools, award-winning interpretive events and excellent hiking. To get to the Miette Hot Springs from Jasper, drive east on Highway 16 to the Pocohontas Bungalows at the Miette Road. Here you’ll turn right and follow the road to the end at the hot springs parking area. It’s just about an hour drive from Jasper. Open daily from May to October
2. Jasper Tramway
Jasper’s “peak” attraction gives you an unforgettable view of the Athabasca Valley and Jasper National Park. The best views of Jasper & the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Two tram cars take visitors to an elevation of 7500′ (2277 m) in 7-8 minutes. The Upper Terminal has a gift shop and a licensed restaurant. Hike along prepared trails in the alpine region to the summit of Whistlers Mountain at 8500′ (2500 m). Shuttle service available. Open April 25 – October 12, 2008.
3. Jasper Aquatic Centre/ Activity Centre
Want to get in a swim, steam or quick workout while in Jasper? Check out the Jasper Aquatic/Activity Center. They’ve got an indoor climbing wall, tennis, racquetball, squash courts and skating arena. Bring the kids for some fun at the Aquatic Centre next door with its wading pool, whirlpool, steam room, giant water slide and 25m, 6-lane swimming pool.
4. Chaba Theatre
The great outdoors are, well, great, but sometimes we all like to spend some time indoors. If you just want to relax and be entertained in Jasper, head over to the Chaba Theatre. This Jasper movie theatre offers a variety of films, from current blockbusters to classics.
5. Friends of Jasper National Park
Love Jasper National Park? Lend a hand in keeping it beautiful, and dig deeper into this great place with Friends of Jasper National Park. Get your hands dirty on a trail restoration project, wake up early for a bird-watching session, take a guided historical walk or just or just do some shopping for park souvenirs? Visit your Friends for an authentic Jasper National Park experience. Located in the Jasper Information Centre. Open Daily.