Roving Interpreters (Saturdays & Sundays)
You might meet these park interpreters with animal hides, horns, antlers, rocks and other props at Maligne Canyon, Athabasca Falls and other major day use areas.
BEARS: The Big, Bold and Beautiful
10 am - noon
Get your close-up with a bear – the safe way. Join a park interpreter to check out bear hides, skulls and claws and have your gnawing bear questions answered.
Reading the Rocks
Discover the hidden stories in the rocks. Explore the gorgeous gorge and go on a fossil treasure hunt with a park interpreter.
Struggling to Survive
10 am - noon
Surviving isn’t easy for all Jasper “locals”. Life can be a challenge when you’re on “the list” – the Species at Risk List. Find out about the species on this list and how Parks Canada is trying to get them off the list.
Get a handle on horns and antlers. Drop by and play our mix and match game with a park interpreter.
Birds of Prey *Saturdays only
Jasper National Park is home to a variety of raptors, including a nesting pair of Bald eagles at Medicine Lake. To increase their chances of raising their young we have closed the area around the nest.
Join us at the Medicne Lake where we’ll have binoculars and a powerful telescope for you to take a closer look. (weather permitting)
For a family friendly, hands on way to explore the park, pick up a FREE Xplorer booklet at Information Centres, Campground kiosks and participating hotels. Activities are for children between 6 and 11. When they complete six activities, kids can receive a personalized certificate and fun souvenir of Jasper National Park!
Wildlife viewing is one of the most popular activities in Jasper National Park - and there are plenty of animals along the roadsides - from sheep, elk and deer to black and grizzly bear. The Wildlife Guardians patrol Jasper’s roadways and try to ensure safe wildlife viewing and prevent “Wildlife Jams” that commonly form when too many vehicles stop next to roadside animals.
Through interpretation and traffic management they allow visitors to photograph and connect with some of Jasper’s most intriguing animals, without having to risk a dangerous close encounter.
Look for the distinct wildlife van.
Keeping the Wild in Wildlife
Video by Cam Koerselman. Jasper Field Unit.