Jasper National Park is one of the top sightseeing vacation spots in all of the Rockies, and is perfect for mountain vacations year round, but the summer can be especially magical, and has better road conditions to boot.
The Jasper summer activities season typically runs from the beginning of May until the middle of October. Of course, this is all dependent on the weather in the Canadian Rockies, which can be a little unpredictable.
Take a good look at Jasper
Want to see Jasper right now, as you sit at your computer? Visit the Jasper webcam. This webcam actually allows you to control it yourself, moving the camera 360 degrees, zooming in and out, and even snapping photos to share with friends. It’s free and you don’t even need to register to use it.
Getting to Jasper
The train is one fun way to get to Jasper any time of year. The half-day train rides run year-round, three times a week. Railway journeys to the British Colombia interior is with VIA Rail Skeena.
Daily buses (in summer) to Jasper from Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise.
Greyhound also has regular bus service to Jasper from both Vancouver and Edmonton.
Jasper Vacations runs daily shuttle service to Jasper from Edmonton and Edmonton airport.
Getting Around Town
Mr. Taxi is a good local option if you have not rented a car.
Where to Eat
Jasper has a wide variety of restaurants, offering everything from ethnic foods to fine dining, burger joints to great places to pick up a big breakfast before heading out for a hike. Check out this Jasper restaurant guide to get the info you need.
This is one of the best ways to take in all the scenery of Jasper National Park for all visitors, and to get good photographs, see wildlife, and just generally take in Jasper. Check out this hand Jasper tramway guide for more info.