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Jasper National Park South Entrance
Travel Guide

Icefields Parkway showing snow, landscape views and mountains

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.

Glacier View Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
3 out of 5
Highway 93 N, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park South Entrance, AB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $359 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (779 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
Situated on a river, 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 Trailhead ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"WiFi but no showers"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2017

HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
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.
Super 8 by Wyndham Macleod Trail Calgary
Super 8 by Wyndham Macleod Trail Calgary
2 out of 5
7505 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB
The price is CA $77 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Southwest Calgary, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Chinook Centre and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Rockyview General Hospital. Stanley Park and Heritage ...
3.8/5Good! (1,032 reviews)
"Clean and quite, staff are friendly"

Reviewed on Jun. 7, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Macleod Trail Calgary
White Spruce Lodge by Spring Creek Vacations
White Spruce Lodge by Spring Creek Vacations
4 out of 5
905 Spring Creek Dr, Canmore, AB
Situated in the mountains, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, and Yamnuska ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
"What a beautiful place to stay!! I can’t say enough about this five star property."

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

White Spruce Lodge by Spring Creek Vacations
PRC Annex - Pet Friendly
PRC Annex - Pet Friendly
4 out of 5
104-1151 Sidney Street, Canmore, AB
The price is CA $224 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
This family-friendly Canmore aparthotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Canmore Golf and Curling Club, Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, ...
3.9/5Very Good! (91 reviews)
"Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property. So nice to be able to bring our dog with us!"

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

PRC Annex - Pet Friendly
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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