Today the Yellowhead Pass is a valley corridor containing a highway and railway beside crystal clear rivers, through dense forests under rugged peaks links Jasper town site and the provincial border of British Columbia. In the past the low elevation made for easy movement for Indigenous people, fur trappers, railways and explorers. The name Yellowhead is the nickname of a fair-haired Metis-Iroquois-freeman named Bostonais, active here in the early 1800s.

Getting here

Roadside pullout, 9 km west of Jasper on Highway 16 in Jasper National Park, Alberta

Hours of operation

Always open


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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