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Jasper National Park

Park history

Jasper National Park is part of a World Heritage Site and has four National Historic Sites within its boundaries. Each represents a rich part of our history.

  • The Jasper Information Centre , built in 1913, is one of the finest and most influential examples of the rustic design tradition in Canada's national parks.
  • Athabasca Pass was a major fur trade transportation route traversed by David Thompson and other early adventurers during the mid 1800s. Viewpoint about 25 km south on the Icefields Parkway.
  • Yellowhead Pass , referred to by early fur traders as “leather pass” is a major transportation route through the Rocky Mountains.
  • Jasper House is the archaeological remains of a 1829 fur trade post.
  • National Historic Sites in Alberta