Seven Things to Do in Jasper National Park, Canada

Friday 6 April 2018

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Hey Canada, why you so pretty? Following on from my post recommending the best places to visit in Banff, it's time to talk Jasper! From what I can gather after speaking to travellers who have visited this region, you're either Team Banff or Team Jasper National Park. Both are beautiful (and must-see destinations in the Canadian Rockies) and both have their own USPs. I'd describe Jasper as a little more rough around the edges, it's not quite as commercial and is teeming with wildlife. I spent the entire time looking for animals, we were too late to see the bears (we visited mid-September) but we spotted Elk and some other critters!

The route from Banff to Jasper only takes about 4 1/2 hours via car, but that doesn't include stopping time and trust me, you're going to want to stop every 15 minutes. We hired a Jeep Compass, which was pretty affordable and a really great size.

Planning yourself a little trip to the Canadian Rockies? Here are my top seven things to do in Jasper:

1. Drive along the Icefields Parkway

So this is a bit of a sneaky one because you use this long road to drive between Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, but when you Google where to visit, this name always pops up. The road essentially links all the popular sights and attractions but the drive itself is glorious. 

We visited during changeable weather so experienced snow, rain and sunshine therefore got to see the different sides of Jasper. If you have the time, I do recommend driving up and down a few times because once is certainly not enough! 

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