Jasper National Park covers a colossal expanse of some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery. Soaring mountains, glacier-fed lakes, wild herds of elk, and thundering waterfalls: venture deep into the Canadian Rockies and you’ll discover a world of fairy-tale beauty and untamed nature.
Given that it extends across almost 11,000 square kilometres, Jasper provides more than a few sightseeing opportunities for intrepid travellers. But there are several spectacular highlights that everyone should be sure to discover. Maligne Lake – the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian portion of the mountain range – is one of them. Famous for its brilliant turquoise waters, it’s best discovered by boat. Go on a cruise to Spirit Island before embarking on a hike in the nearby Maligne Canyon.
Another unforgettable experience awaits at the Athabasca Glacier. The most-visited glacier in North America, and part of the sprawling Columbia Icefield, this is the perfect place for an ice tour. From the glacier, it’s only an hour-long journey to the mighty Athabasca Falls, another popular Jasper attraction.
And when you want a soothing respite in between the wild adventures? The charming town of Jasper is full of comforts, from specialty boutiques and convivial restaurants to cosy Canadian lodges.