Jasper National Park of Canada

Partnering with Jasper National Park

By collaborating with the following organisations, Jasper National Park is better able to carry out its responsibilities to protect and present this essential part of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. Together with our partners, we ensure Jasper’s amazing landscapes and wildlife will inspire and engage Canadians for generations to come.

We are proud to be working with:

Local Partners

Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord

Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord
CONSEIL SCOLAIRE CENTRE-NORD (Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No.2) is the largest francophone school district in Alberta with 2,500 students attending our 14 francophone – catholic or public – schools in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Jasper, Legal, Red Deer, St. Albert and Wainwright. Parks Canada and Centre-Nord commonly work towards the active engagement of youth by facilitating incredible outdoor based learning experiences, such as those provided by the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre.











Child and Nature Alliance

Child and Nature Alliance  
CHILD AND NATURE ALLIANCE is a network of organizations and individuals who are working to connect children to nature through education, advocacy, programming, policy, research and the built environment. CNA’s vision is that all children and families in Canada are connected with nature and the outdoors in order to enhance their health and well-being. Parks Canada and the CNA are working together to create and deliver nature opportunities and facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that include Parks Canada’s values and messages.












Foothills Research Institute

FOOTHILLS RESEARCH INSTITUTE has been conducting applied research on the cultural, ecological, economic and social values of Alberta’s forested landscape since 1992. FRI’s core study area, located in west-central Alberta and covering about 2.75 million hectares, includes Jasper National Park. Over the years, FRI and Jasper National Park have worked collaboratively on such projects as grizzly bear research, natural disturbance effects, Yellowhead Ecosystem Land Use Planning, FireSmart and Geographical Information Services. In addition, Park staff sit on several FRI management and steering committees to provide input and project oversight. The collaboration between the two agencies has been extremely valuable for both.
Foothills Research Institute














Friends of Jasper National Park

Since 1983, the FRIENDS OF JASPER NATIONAL PARK  Association has been working actively to promote understanding, appreciation and respect for both the natural and cultural history of Jasper National Park. The Friends fulfill this vital role through a wide range of programs, projects and special events that provide opportunities for people to interact with and connect to the national park. Over the years the Friends and the staff of Jasper National Park have collaborated on projects ranging from trail rehabilitation to education programs for students to running a summer bird banding station. The Friends run a park-themed sales outlet in the JNP Information Centre, using the profits to support their core mandate. The Friends’ volunteer program has benefited Jasper National Park immeasurably while at the same time giving the volunteers an amazing, first-hand park experience.
Friends of Jasper National Park




















Grande Yellowhead Public School Division 

Grand Yellowhead Public School Division  
GRANDE YELLOWHEAD PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION  (GYPSD), stretching from Jasper National Park, east to Evansburg, and north to the Town of Grande Cache, includes 18 schools, three Learning Connection Centres, approximately 5,000 students, and 600 staff members. GYPSD is a highly innovative, student-centred school division known for its technology-rich programming and curriculum development in place-based education. GYSPD’s contributions to the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre, operated by Jasper National Park, and the Marmot Learning Centre, located in the Ski Marmot Basin mid-mountain chalet, demonstrate their willingness to explore unique opportunities to reach youth through non-classroom based experiential learning. Jasper National Park and the GYPSD are actively working together to create and deliver curriculum courses that connect students to Canada’s protected heritage areas and include Parks Canada messages.





















Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society 

Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society  
The JASPER YELLOWHEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY has been an important partner for Jasper National Park for many, many years. The Jasper Museum is a must-visit attraction in the heart of Jasper townsite, with displays covering the exciting and rich cultural history of Jasper and the surrounding region. They also deliver a variety of field trips, outings, presentations and interpretive programs that occur on a year round basis, highlighting the intriguing past that exists throughout the Jasper-Yellowhead corridor from Pocahontas to Tete Jaune Cache. The Jasper Museum also stores, consults on and cares for the National Park's cultural resource collection.














Ski Marmot Basin 

SKI MARMOT BASIN is known for its ski and snowboard instructor training programs as well as a substantial school program reaching several hundred schools and several thousand youth each year with high quality education opportunities. The Marmot Learning Centre, in conjunction with Parks Canada and the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division, offers a technology-rich on-hill classroom where a variety of presentations add relevant educational components to the visitor experience. Together, Ski Marmot and Jasper National Park are working to foster opportunities for youth to engage in lifelong mountain recreation pursuits, in particular winter outdoor activities as appropriate in national parks, and to cultivate stewards for the future of Canada’s protected heritage areas.
Ski Marmot Basin  















North Vancouver Outdoor School

The NORTH VANCOUVER OUTDOOR SCHOOL, operated by the North Vancouver School District #44, has been recognized as one of Canada's premier centres of excellence for field-based experiential environmental instruction and learning. NVOS inspires people to live in ways that promote their well being, to develop an environmental ethic and to interact with the natural world in ways that promote environmental stewardship and sustainable life-styles. Together the resources of NVSD-NVOS and Parks Canada will contribute to a greater capacity for public education, to the protection and recovery of species at risk and their habitats, and to research through collaborative work while developing future youth and professional leaders.