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.
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!
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.
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
Parks Canada is doing work on Highways 16, 93, and 93A this 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.