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See A Whole New World at Jasper National Park, Canada

by: Brian W.

JASPER NATIONAL PARK, JASPER, ALBERTA – Canada. Jasper National Park combined with Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks, and the provincial parks of Hamber and Mount Robson. This rocky mountain park corridor is one of the largest protected areas in the world and filled with breath taking scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor recreation.

Jasper National Park was established in 1907 and like Banff National Park has its history steeped in the building of a transcontinental railway.

A Brief History of Jasper, Alberta

The grand Trunk Line, through the Yellowhead Pass was completed to Prince Rupert in 1914.

Long before the railroad arrived, fur traders and the voyageurs were the only Europeans to inhabit this region. Miles and miles of scenic wilderness beauty make up this third most popular national park in the Canadian Park system, only Banff and Kootenay out rank it in the number of yearly visitors.

Take a Hike in Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper is rugged and wild attracting people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. Much of the park is raw wilderness and remains the same as when it was first seen by European explorers and fur traders.

The Athabasca River that starts high up in the mountains near the Columbia Icefield cuts through Jasper Park and makes its way eastward to the foothills and plains beyond the park boundary.

Great Activities and Things to do in Jasper, Alberta

Athabasca River, along with the valley and falls are only three of the many attractions found in Jasper National Park. Carrying the greatest amount of water of any river in the Rocky Mountain parks, the Athabasca River is as old as the Rockies and the valley it helped form in the longest and widest.

Rafting is a very popular activity in Jasper, Alberta. There are tons of resources that you can use to find the perfect rafting adventure for you and your family. We highly recommend Mistaya Rafting for a one-of-a-kind whitewater experience. There’s also mountain biking and horseback riding.

This park is rugged with numerous opportunities for tourists to discover its natural wilderness beauty. There are miles of trails catering to both the novice and experienced backcountry hiker. There are short hikes that only a few hours to weeklong wilderness treks.

Official Tourism Sites:

– CanadianRockies.net

– JasperNationalPark.com