Jesper National Park Alberta Canada
Jasper National Park is home to some of the most naturally stunning scenes in the world. Picture yourself in a mountain getaway surrounded by towering peaks, untouched wilderness and turquoise lakes tucked into alpine valleys. Jasper National Park is the stuff that postcards are made of. Along with its sister park, Banff National Park, Jasper has become an iconic jewel of Canada. Aside from the tons of activities on offer and a choice of hotels to make your head spin, it is called home by such wonders as Maligne Lake and the Miette Hot Springs.
Part of a collective UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also the second largest dark sky preserve in the world – and the only one with a human population in the centre of it. The town of Jasper is an authentic mountain community where the locals welcome you as a long lost friend. You will find all the comforts you could wish for, from luxury accommodation to charming cabins and fully serviced campsites, to eclectic shopping and dining options. Wildlife is abundant, even right in town. Where else will you find a herd of elk napping on the lawn?
Top 13 Most Popular Attractions in Jesper National Park
1. Maligne Canyon
Maligne Canyon is a great place to witness the brute power of Maligne River. An interpretive trail brings you across six bridges where you can practically drink the spray from the the river. During winter there is the chance to try a guided canyon tour.
2. Glacier Skywalk
A five minute bus ride from the Glacier Discovery Centre is one truly remarkable viewing opportunity. Glacier Skywalk is a feat of engineering cantilevered out over the Sunwapta Valley. The fully accessible cliff-edge walkway leads to a glass floored observation platform 280 m (918 ft) above the valley floor.
3. Miette Hotsprings
The Miette Hotsprings are the hottest in the Canadian Rockies, actually cooled to 39 degree Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit). Open from May to mid-October, it has two hot pools. One shallow pool with a lounging area and a deeper hot pool. Nearby there are hiking trails, picnic tables and great accommodations. Overall, it is simply the definition of relaxation.
4. Jasper SkyTram
Take the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada and get ready for an astonishing view of six mountain ranges, with the Athabasca River and the town of Jasper nestled at your feet.
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