Parks Canada to consult Canadians on Icefields Trail project
The total cost of the project is estimated to be $86.4 million. Budget 2016 earmarked $65.9 million for the consultation, design, and construction of the Icefields Trail. Based on the outcome of the consultations and Detailed Impact Analysis, Parks Canada would contribute $20.5 million to the Icefields Trail project through its infrastructure investment program.
Permit required to travel to Mount Edith Cavell
The Mount Edith Cavell Day Use Area continues to receive much needed improvements this year. During summer 2017, construction is taking place on the parking lot and access road at the end of the Cavell Road. This will provide safer access, additional parking and an improved visitor experience to the area. Limited public access to this iconic destination remains available in 2017 through a free vehicle permit / quota system.
Mountains 101: a free online learning experience
Parks Canada is proud to partner with the University of Alberta, a leader in education and research, to support Mountains 101: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that will provide a comprehensive overview of mountain studies.
Seasonal closures for caribou conservation
Winter is the perfect time to explore Jasper National Park. Before you head out, take a moment to learn about seasonal closures for caribou conservation.
Prescribed fire planned for spring 2017
Parks Canada will be using prescribed fire in two areas of Jasper National Park to reduce the danger of wildfire while restoring some of our landscape and providing some mitigation from Mountain Pine Beetle.
Your fees at work
Over the next four years, Parks Canada will be investing heavily to repair and upgrade aging infrastructure in our national parks and historic sites. Visit pc.gc.ca/jasperinfrastructure to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.
Book your event venues!
Jasper National Park made several upgrades and renovations to four of our main event venue locations to improve our facilities and positively impact our visitor’s experience.