The snow has melted and the birds are chirping! Jasper really does come alive this time of year, so with daylight stretching on for hours, there are tons of opportunities to explore everything summer that Jasper has to offer.
There’s definitely something for everyone in this world-class, charming little mountain town. Check out our tips below to discover which activity best suits you! Release your inner explorer, foodie, sightseer, or traveler while you relish your time in one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.
Whether it’s the stunning mountain scape or the breathtaking wildlife, none of the views in Jasper will disappoint! So where to start? We've broken down our Top Three Favourite Views for you to choose from. Or, if you have the time, visit them all!
Unbeatable Sights in Jasper National Park
Whatever style of water activity you’re after - a thrilling challenge or peaceful serenity - Jasper has an abundance of lakes and rivers to choose from that will absolutely speak to your inner adventurer. Our very own Pyramid Lake offers rentals for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and whitewater rafting at very affordable rates.
With hundreds of cycling options available, Jasper’s biking trails won’t disappoint! Want to work up a sweat? We have something for you! Looking for a leisurely cruise? We got you covered! If you’re ready to take part in some of the world’s most stunning scenery, then check out our Pyramid Lake bike shop where they’ll set you up with all the cycling gear you’ll need and have you cruising in no time! All levels and abilities welcome.
Needless to say, all the adventuring around Jasper will help you work up quite an appetite! Fortunately, we cater to all palates and promise to satisfy any craving and quench any thirst! Jasper’s culinary scene has it all: hearty breakfasts, casual coffees, healthy snacks, warming comfort food, social pub fare, refined dining, and more. No matter your tastes, we promise to leave you feeling satisfyingly sated! Check out our amazing restaurants below to see all they have to offer.
You can’t experience Jasper without sampling our local favourites. Settle in and enjoy dishes prepared at local pubs, restaurants, cafes and bistros, or join a walking food tour of downtown Jasper. Jasper Food Tours is a three-hour tour that offers four local dining experiences. As you walk through the town of Jasper, you’ll stop to view points-of-interest and delve deeper into the tasty tails of the town along the way. At each stop you will try a “top dish” paired with the perfect libation, giving you a true sense of Jasper’s food scene.
If touring the town is too much of a time commitment, we’ve saved you some time by sharing some of our favourites . If you’re looking to start your day right, with a hearty mountain breakfast, an elegant alpine dinner for two, or anything in between, Jasper’s culinary scene won’t let you down. Checkout this list of top local picks.
People all over the world venture to Jasper for the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, so if you’re looking to take in some world-class views, experiencing Jasper’s SkyTram is a must! A seven minute flight aboard Canada’s longest and highest guided aerial tramway will take you to an altitude of 2,263 metres -- well above the town and into the clouds. Truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, stop at the Summit Restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, use our well-trodden hiking paths to travel down the mountain by foot or bike, all while soaking in even more of the Canadian Rockies. With breathtaking views at every turn, you can’t go wrong with a ride on Jasper’s SkyTram.