Jasper National Park

Holiday Travel Guide
Maligne Canyon showing landscape views, a waterfall and a gorge or canyon

Set up base in this peaceful Rockies town before setting out to see glistening glaciers, cascading waterfalls and awe-inspiring mountains.

The small town of Jasper makes an ideal base for exploring Jasper National Park, and the Canadian Rockies beyond. Check into one of the ample hotels or wood lodges, or try camping in summer. There’s loads of information on offer and great food available in town.

On Jasper's doorstep is nature in some of its most sublime forms. Take the short stroll to Patricia Lake for a taste of what to expect. Go fishing for trout in its pristine waters, and learn about the strange but true story of Project Habbakuk.

Drive the length of Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff, soaking up some of the region's breath-taking scenery. Watch the spectacle that is Athabasca Falls, roaring with torrents of water. Call in at Columbia Icefield to see the source of the falls – the Athabasca Glacier. Take a guided tour on its surface, and snap pictures of the other gargantuan glaciers that feed much of the country's waterfalls and lakes. Marmot Basin is a great ski resort that's been delighting winter sports enthusiasts since the 1960s.

Make the most of your holiday snaps by taking a professional course at Maligne Lake, the area's undoubted pin-up. Bump into more happy snappers at Tangle Falls, an idyllic cascade which freezes over in the cold months. The immensely powerful Sunwapta Falls should also be on your to-see list.

Attempt to figure out the mystical water features which are Medicine Lake and Maligne Canyon – these have enthralled natives and scientists for centuries. Stroll through the alpine meadows around (or climb one of the faces of) Mount Edith Cavell.

The best time to visit Jasper depends on your plans. April to September is the busiest period – expect clement weather, more attractions and amenities open, and fewer accommodation vacancies. Winter is a quieter period, except at the ski resorts, when various accommodation, information centres and roads are closed due to the harsh weather conditions. However, Jasper is arguably at it prettiest and most tranquil at this time.

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124 Cheap Hotels Near Jasper National Park

Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$172 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is situated in the mountains and within 1 mile (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives ...
3.7/5Good! (1,661 reviews)
"Dog friendly."

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2021

Tonquin Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$194 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Icefields Parkway and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Patricia Lake. Maligne Lake and Fairmont ...
4.2/5Very Good! (805 reviews)
"Room was clean, staff and service was good. Location was good."

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Mount Robson Inn
Mount Robson Inn
2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$234 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper Artists Guild and Icefields Parkway. Jasper Municipal Library and Jasper Information ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,434 reviews)
"Great breakfast."

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

Mount Robson Inn
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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Top Jasper National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Whistler's Inn
Whistler's Inn
3 out of 5
105 Miette Ave, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$166 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Whistler's Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$194 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$172 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Tonquin Inn
Mount Robson Inn
Mount Robson Inn
2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$234 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Mount Robson Inn
Lobstick Lodge
Lobstick Lodge
2.5 out of 5
94 Geikie St, Po Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$184 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Lobstick Lodge
Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$177 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Chateau Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$188 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Sawridge Inn Jasper
The Crimson Jasper
The Crimson Jasper
2.5 out of 5
200 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$196 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
The Crimson Jasper
Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge
2.5 out of 5
86 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is NZ$184 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Marmot Lodge
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.