ADVENTURE GUIDE TO JASPER
The journey through Jasper National Park is one of the most scenic mountain drives in the world. Vistas are filled with epic glaciers, steep valleys, thundering waterfalls and has an abundance of in Canada’s iconic wildlife. Experience the luscious forests, crystal clear lakes and hidden canyons along the Icefield Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper.
En route to Jasper is the Columbia Icefield which is home to the Athabasca Glacier – the largest accumulation of ice & snow south of the Arctic Circle. Get up close and personal with a glacier of epic proportions by taking the Ice Explorer to walk on the surface. Towering to an icy 360 meters, the Athabasca giant will leave a breathtaking impression of the towering beauty of this pre-historic Canadian landscape
TIP: Although the sun can be warm in summer, the glacier’s surface is ice cold. Remember to pack accordingly. We recommend having a few extra layers handy while on tour so it’s easy to rug up when needed but also ready to strip down ready to jump in the next crystal blue lake.
Jasper National Park boasts some of the most beautiful lakes in Canada. Watching peoples’ reactions to seeing Peyto Lake for the first time is awesome! Take the short hike to the Peyto Lake viewpoint and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. The amazing blue-green colour is due to the light reflecting properties of the glacial flour that flows into the lake from the Peyto glacier.
Every single turn along the Icefield Parkway offers a neck-turning breathtaking vista. Have your camera ready and don’t forget to breathe! The cool thing about exploring this region with Moose Travel is that you get to hop off the bus along the way. Find the best viewpoints and photo opportunities, go for interesting hikes, and find unforgettable picnic spots while taking in the journey.
Keep your eyes peeled for Canadian wildlife roaming in Banff & Jasper National Parks. Home to grizzly and black bears, caribou, elk and of course moose just to name a few. You may also see eagles overhead, big horned sheep on the cliffs and beavers swimming in the waters as well as tonnes of chimpmunks ready to steal your lunch!
Jasper is known for its rustic natural wonders; the inky night skies are perfect for star gazing. Get a truly authentic Rocky Mountain experience with an overnight stay at a wilderness hostel. Have a drink and a s’more around the campfire, swapping stories with new friends and taking in the beautiful surroundings.
Highlights in Jasper National Park:
- Cruise the Icefield Parkway for jawdropping vistas
- Always keep your eyes peeled for wildlife spotting
- Visit Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake
- Take a short hike to the Peyto Lake lookout
- Explore the Columbia Icefield & Athabasca Glacier
- Take in the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls
Moose Tours visiting Jasper
Explore Jasper and surrounds on our most popular Rocky Mountain tours departing from Vancouver: Caribou (8 day), Big West (10 day) or Pacific (15 day). For tours to Jasper from Banff you can take the 4 day Athabasca tour.
Hosteling International manages the cozy & welcoming Athabasca Hostel. With a roaring fire place and long communal table this is a great location for busting out the guitar after a group meal. However, be prepared for pumping water from the well, taking outdoor showers and no electricity to charge your phones. Instead, enjoy starlight skies while feeling the crackling of a campfire and know you are truly in nature.