Jasper Experiences

Jasper offers breathtaking sites and memorable experiences. Adventurers can take advantage of incredible backcountry locations, alpine day hikes, adrenaline pumping mountain biking and great paddling.
We have put together just a few of the great trips available on our Canada holidays when visiting Jasper...

 

Cooking in the back-country is an art. It takes careful planning, cool outdoor gear and light weight ingredients. At Peak Nic, you will experience how it feels to be completely self-sufficient in the great outdoors. Equipped with a small backpack full of ingredients, outdoor cooking gear and a hiking pole, you will be hiking a 2.1mi/3.5km intermediate trail to a famous local peak Old Fort Point. Once at the top, we will setup camp and I will teach you how to cook delicious food in the outdoors using light and flavor-packed ingredients with a "leave-no-trace" approach. We will then sit and enjoy our creations while taking in panoramic views

Shuttle included from Downtown Hotels & Sky Tram Ticket

Take your visit to Jasper National Park to new heights with this ride aboard the area's famous Jasper SkyTram. Soar above the park's sub-alpine vegetation, watching for wildlife down below, as you gently climb towards the upper station located at 7,425 feet (2,263m) above sea level. This family-friendly ride on the Jasper SkyTram is the perfect experience for guests of all ages.

You will be picked up at the designated meeting area, and transported to the put in site, 8 km south of Jasper town site where you can enjoy both calm and rapid water and fine views of the Athabasca Valley. This river run is graded class II, and is best suited for families and people who want an introduction to white water. Please bring your bathing suit or shorts and a tshirt.

Athabasca Falls Rafting Trip Highlights

  • Beginners level
  • 9km on the water
  • 1.25 hours river time
  • Ages 6 and up

The Maligne Valley “Wonders of Jasper”  is an amazing  interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally  Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies you can choose to participate on a Maligne Lake cruise to world famous Spirit Island or enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2km / 2mile – weather and trail conditions permitting). The Maligne Valley Tour is mainly a nature, scenic, and geological voyage but it is also an excellent opportunity to see some of Jasper’s wildlife.

Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise
Upon arrival at Maligne Lake, your guide will organize your tickets and send you off on a “once in a lifetime” panoramic boat tour.   Fed by the glaciers of Jasper National Park, glide past the jagged mountain peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat.  Visitors can explore the lake from the comfort of glass-enclosed and heated cruise boats while a knowledgeable guide retells Maligne’s history and explains its geology, wildlife, weather, flora and fauna.

Maligne Lake Tour with Walk

Rather not head our on the lake?  No problem, stay with your guide and participate on a scenic guided walk along the shores of this pristine lake. The Mary Schaffer Loop is a gentle walk great for all ages.

MALIGNE CANYON
This is one of Jasper’s most impressive natural phenomenons.  Learn all about this magnificent canyon, carved out of solid granite over thousands of years as you walk between the first 2 bridges above the gorge.

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MEDICINE LAKE
Rivaling Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake is another one of Jasper’s watery gems!   Learn about Karst topography of the area, and the mystery of why Medicine Lake disappears annually.

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MALIGNE LAKE AND SPIRIT ISLAND
Famed for the colour of it’s water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible form the lake and Spirit Island.  This location speaks for itself and is not to be missed.

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GUIDED WALK
If you would prefer to stay on terra firma, you have the option to join our guide for a leisurely guided walk along the shores of Maligne Lake, many photo opportunities will be presented to you and you will have time to relax and soak up the environment

Show your foodie side some love on this walking food tour of Jasper. The mountain town has come a long way from it's humble beginnings without losing sight of what makes it special. The same can be said for the restaurant scene, and this is the perfect chance to explore it! Spend about three hours visiting four restaurants, sampling a specialty of the house dish and boozy beverage.

Jasper Downtown Foodie Tour

  • Four local restaurants
  • Amazing cuisine
  • Most food allergies accommodated

Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this 3.5-hour evening wildlife discovery tour from Jasper. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park's beautiful landscapes by twilight. Seek out timid native wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, big-horned sheep, moose, mountain goats and wolves. Learn of the steps taken to ensure their safety and survival in the park, and gain insight into the region's rich ecology, history and geology.

Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour

  • Friendly professional guides
  • Your best chance to see and learn about the local wildlife
  • Visit the scenic 'Gems of Jasper'

Join local astronomy guides for a fun, funny, inspirational, audience-participation tour inside our 40-seat domed theatre, virtually exploring Jasper Dark Sky Preserve - an 11,000 sq km astronomy park. Inside the planetarium, your guide will share with you information regarding local aboriginal constellations, views of the Northern Lights, and a trip into space orbiting from the Jasper Rockies.

Experience the quiet and calm of Jasper National Park before the world wakes up on our guided wildlife and photography tour! Enjoy a hot coffee and light breakfast as we venture to see the illuminating light off lakes with mirror reflections of snow-capped peaks. Some of the most spectacular photo conditions happen in the early morning hours before the hustle and bustle begins, we’d love to show you our local favourite sights. Early bird gets the worm, come see for yourself! 

PERSONALIZED SMALL GROUP
With guaranteed small group sizes to ensure a personalized group experience and an early morning start, it feels as though you get the whole park to yourself.

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EXCEPTIONAL PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
Beat the crowds to some to some of the most picturesque settings in Jasper.

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LOCAL GUIDES
Our friendly guides live and play in Jasper National Park.  They know where to go to find the best photo opportunities and potential wildlife life sightings.

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LIGHT BREAKFAST INCLUDED

Experience the majestic scenery of Jasper National Park on foot. This guided nature walk will feature a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and stunning glacial lakes. Your licensed interpreter will lead this leisurely walk as you explore the abundant flora and fauna along these routes that often offer incredible opportunities to spot wildlife. Marvel at snow-capped peaks during the months of May and early June, in mid-summer the forest and alpine meadows are ablaze in glorious wildflower shades of red, blue, yellow and white. By late August and through the month of September, the mountain landscapes glow with the red, orange, and gold of the Larch and Aspen trees.

This evenings canoe adventure provides and incredible evening experience in a pristine Rocky Mountain environment. Fish breaking the surface of the still water, the call of a loon, the sighting of beaver, or perhaps a moose grazing in the water, as you paddle a canoe with your guide on a lake, create memories not soon forgotten. An extraordinary peaceful way to end your day, with the sun setting behind the surrounding mountains. Only minutes from town, Pyramid Lake offers unique opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Jasper National Park is an amazing place to experience nature, and a gentle adventure on the Athabasca River is a great way to do it. This small group float trip takes you down several miles on the Class II rapids - that means you can expect a few splashes along the way, but nothing too scary. Your guide regales you with stories of the area and its inhabitants as you go.

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