Summer 2016: What’s New & Must Do’s?
With over 11 000 square kilometres of wild and lush terrain, it would take more than a lifetime to fully experience Jasper National Park. To entice you, we have narrowed down a few of our top new offers along with some ‘must do’s’ that will make your visit to this special place exciting, memorable and full of adventure.
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!
In 2015, 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.
Book your backcountry experience online!
Reservations will be available for all of 2016 starting January 28, 2016. Reserve your backcountry camping permit.
Caught in the Act
Get a behind the scenes look at what the wildlife are up to in Jasper National Park!
Highway Construction in Jasper National Park This Summer
Parks Canada is doing work on Highways 16, 93, and 93A this summer that will impact your travel in and out of Jasper.
Construction inside the park will generally take place on highway and bridge projects from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with no work on long weekends. Bridge lane reductions and lane width narrowing are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It is a also good idea to check the latest road construction conditions to ensure you don’t miss your flight, bus, or train.
A Great Trip Starts with Good Planning:
- For the most up-to-date road information, check www.511.alberta.ca or dial 511 (in Alberta only);
- For the most up-to-date road information on the British Columbia side of the park, check www.drivebc.ca or dial 1-800-550-4997;
- Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Plan for your own comfort by taking along water and some snacks;
- If possible, plan your travel for early in the day or in the evening.