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Enjoy outdoor adventures and wildlife spotting amid an unspoiled wilderness of rugged mountains, imposing glaciers, dramatic canyons, mirror lakes and green valleys.

Visit Jasper National Park South Entrance to discover a magnificent mountain getaway, which has postcard-perfect landscapes and diverse ecosystems. Jasper National Park South Entrance is the southern gateway to Jasper National Park, the Canadian Rockies’ biggest national park. Its breathtaking scenery is a paradise for lovers of nature and outdoor pursuits. Bike, hike and ride on horseback along trails framed by waterfalls and flower-filled meadows. Take scenic drives, try alpine sports and spot rare wildlife.

At the heart of the national park is Jasper, a welcoming town surrounded by natural wonders and an ideal base for arranging excursions. Marvel at the bird’s-eye views of the town and mountain ranges on the Jasper Sky Tram. Explore the Easy Trails in the summer months, a network of trails that traverse the Athabasca River Valley. Go skiing at the Marmot Basin in winter.

Hike through the craggy gorges of the Maligne Canyon or to the summit of Mount Edith Cavell. Travel along the Icefields Parkway, between Jasper and Banff, for up-close views of over 100 majestic glaciers. Be sure to join a bus ride to the top of Athabasca Glacier, at the Glacier Discover Centre. Step onto the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-bottom walkway suspended 918 feet (280 meters) above cliffs and waterfalls.

The Canadian Rockies present a natural habitat for 69 species of mammals. Keep watch for frequent sightings of black bears, coyotes, elk and moose. See over 250 bird types, including eagles, grouse and owls. Anglers will enjoy fishing for pike and rainbow trout, among others, at Maligne Lake.

Intercity buses connect Calgary and Edmonton with Jasper and other areas of the national park. Get around via public buses, organized tours, rented car and bike.

The national park is open year-round, although adverse weather conditions may force the closure of some areas in the winter months. There’s an admission fee, with discounts available for families, students and seniors. Book accommodation and camping pitches in advance from July to September. For more information visit Jasper National Park’s official website.

Top Hotels in Jasper National Park South Entrance

Glacier View Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
3 out of 5
Highway 93 N, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park South Entrance, AB
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Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield. Jasper National ...

3.9/5Good! (773 reviews)

"Beautiful Hotel. No complaints. Perfect location if you are on your way to Jasper and want to do some hiking between Banff & Jasper."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

Glacier View Lodge
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
1 out of 5
Ice Field Parkway, Rampart Creek, AB
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Situated on the riverfront, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway and 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from Banff National Park. Panther Falls and Parker Ridge ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"WiFi but no showers"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2017

HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
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Vacation Rentals in Jasper National Park South Entrance

Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB
The price is CA $126 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Situated in a national park, this condominium resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff National Park Information Centre ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,302 reviews)

"Very nice place. Wood fire place Nice staff. Near Banff."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2020

Hidden Ridge Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is CA $99 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

This family-friendly Banff condominium resort is located in a national park, within 3 mi (5 km) of Canadian Ski Museum West, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity ...

4/5Very Good! (2,318 reviews)

"Beautiful setting, nice location. Furnishings could be updated"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
4 out of 5
170 Kananaskis way, Canmore, AB
The price is CA $128 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

This family-friendly Canmore condo is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Yamnuska Mountain Adventures and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,024 reviews)

"Outdoor pool and hot tubs were a nice treat. Many shops and restaurants were a short walk away."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2020

Blackstone Mountain Lodge by CLIQUE
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Lynn

Sep 25, 2018

Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls were well worth the stops. I know that Peyto Lake is absolutely stunning, but only in clear weather.

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Sep 7, 2018

come from Banff south, this location is great to start Jasper

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