Jasper National Park of Canada
Centennial Weekend of the Century
Parks Canada would like
to thank their partners
and Jasper National Park
residents for making the
Centennial weekend of the
Century a huge success!
Everyone from visiting
dignitaries to the visiting
public expressed positive
feedback about the many
walks, demonstrations and
throughout the weekend.
The events celebrated
Jasper's rich history, the
legacies we are creating,
and our future direction.
everyone for putting on
the best celebration of the
It's Elk Rutting Season
The bugling, bull
jams” are in full
give elk their
space at this time
of year. A couple
of tips to
- Elk are dangerous – no matter when or where you see
them. Give elk the right of way and stay at least three bus
lengths away (30 m / 100 ft).
- Bull elk are particularly dangerous during mating
season (mid-September to the end of October).
- Report all conflicts with elk to park staff. You can reach
Jasper National Park dispatch at 780-852-6155.
Curious about the digging, highway closures and trees
being cut down in Jasper National Park? You may
benefit from surfing the TMX (Trans Mountain
Expansion) Project web page, updated daily by Kinder
Morgan. Visit them at http://www.tmxproject.com/bins/index.asp
For the most current Jasper National Park road and
operations information, call 780-852-3311.
Greg Fenton to be the New Superintendent
This October, Ron Hooper will retire after many years as
Jasper National Park's superintendent. Greg Fenton, a
former Jasperite, will fill the position.
Greg Fenton started with Parks Canada in Jasper National
Park in 1980 on the Grounds Crew as a seasonal laborer
while he was going to University. He's held a number
of different positions within geographic areas of Canada
- Park Warden in Jasper National Park
- Regional Forester in the (then) Calgary Regional Office
- Senior Park Warden and then
Biologist in Pukaskwa National
Park in Ontario
- Backcountry/Fire Management
Supervisor, Chief Park Warden and
A/Superintendent in Prince Albert
National Park, Saskatchewan
- Manager of Heritage Resources
for all national parks and national
historic sites in Manitoba
- Field Unit Superintendent for the
Riding Mountian Field Unit that
includes Riding Mountain National
Park and the Riding Mountain East Gate Registration
Complex National Historic Site
Greg has been in Riding Mountain since December, 1996.
Married to Libby Weir, who is a professional artist and
whose family have been long time residents of Jasper.
They have 1 daughter, Emily who is entering Grade 10.
Greg and his family are looking forward to returning to
Jasper. Greg says: “I look forward to working with the
community of Jasper, aboriginal communities and other
partners to advance the great work that they, Ron Hooper
and his Parks Canada team have accomplished in the
past 10 years in the protection and presentation of Jasper
National Park and in the provision of memorable visitor
October Operations Changes
October 8th: Pocohontas, Whistlers/Marmot Meadows,
Columbia Icefield, Icefield Overflow, Whirlpool Group.
Wapiti Winter campground opens October 8th.
October 15th: Miette Road, Cavell Road, Moab Lake
Road, 93A Meeting of the Waters to Athabasca Falls
October 31st: Old Fort Point to Lac Beauvert
First October snowfall: Toe of the Athabasca Glacier
Day-use areas and other facilities:
Miette Hotsprings: October 8th
Icefield Centre: October 15th
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