in 1907 after the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line through
the Yellowhead Pass was erected, Jasper National Park is
the largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks at
10,878 km square (4200 square miles) and is brimming with
natural beauty and human history. The rugged mountain terrain
and vast valleys where Indians, fur traders, mountaineers,
prospectors, railroad surveyors and geologists once explored
leaves a lasting impression on those who visit. The Athabasca
Glacier, Miette Hotsprings, Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls,
Mount Edith Cavell's impressive glaciers and the Maligne
Canyon are all accessible by road or ride the tramway to
the top of the Whistlers to experience the alpine beauty
and varied wildlife ecosystem of Jasper National Park. Here
in the park the visitor may explore the Athabasca Glacier
by way of one of many Snowcoaches operating here.
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Jasper National Park is located north of Banff National
Park via the Icefields Parkway.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- Campgrounds include:
1. Whistlers has 781 sites and is located at km 2 (from
Jasper townsite) via the Icefields Parkway.
2. Wapiti has 366 sites and is located 3.8 km (2.4 miles)
from Jasper townsite via the Icefields Parkway.
3. Wabasso has 232 sites and 6 walk-in sites and is
located at km 16 on Highway 93A.
4. Snaring River has 56 sites and 10 walk-in sites and
is located at km 11 on Highway 16.
5. Pocahontas has 130 sites and 10 walk-in sites and
is located at km 43 in Highway 16.
6. Mt. Kerkeslin has 42 sites and is located at km 36
on the Icefields Parkway.
7. Honeymoon Lake has 35 sites and is located at km
52 on the Icefields Parkway.
8. Jonas Creek has 13 sites, 12 walk-in, and is located
at km 77 on the Icefields Parkway.
9. Columbia Icefields has 22 sites and 11 walk-in sites
and is located at km 109 on the Icefields Parkway.
10. Wilcox Creek has 46 sites and is located at km 111
on the Icefields Parkway.
extensive trail system leads through the park to its
many natural wonders. Short day hikes or overnight trips
are readily available and vary in degree of difficulty.