National parks are some of Canada’s greatest features, and Jasper National Park is one of Alberta’s most prized possessions. As the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies (at nearly 11,000 sq-km), it hosts a variety of terrain features, including glaciers, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, and, of course, mountains.
Located just north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton, the park was established on September 14, 1907, as Jasper Forest Park and just recently celebrated its centennial. The park was named after Jasper Hawes, who was a trader in the region for the North West Company. It gained national park status in 1930 with the passing of the National Parks Act. These days, the park attracts over 2 million annual visitors and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jasper National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, caribou, moose, porcupine, lynx, beaver, fox, grizzly bear, coyote, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, timber wolf, cougar, wolverine, and more.
Attractions include scenic features like Mount Edith Cavell, Pyramid Lake and Mountain, Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, and the Tonquin Valley. There’s also the Marmot Basin ski area and the Jasper Skytram. Popular activities in the park include hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, rafting, kayaking, and camping.
There are numerous campgrounds both in and around the park, many of which include sites for RV campers.
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