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Jasper National Park

Accessibility

The following is a listing of Jasper National Park services and facilities available to visitors with mobility, hearing and visual disabilities. Unless otherwise stated, the facilities listed meet national wheelchair accessibility standards.

For further information, contact:

Information Centre: (780) 852-6176

Administration Office: (780) 852-6162

Jasper Dispatch: TTY/TDD service available (780) 852-6155

Accessible Park Facilities

Townsite Information Centre

Washrooms (across Connaught Drive)
Ramps for wheelchairs

Miette Hot Springs

Accessible washrooms and change rooms
Pool ramp with railing descending into water, wheelchairs available
Picnic area (accessible dry toilet)

Hiking Trails

Lake Annette: Lee Trail; 2.4 km, rough asphalt, slopes up to 15% (accessible dry toilets at Boat Launch)
Pocahontas: Coal Mine Trail; 1.5 km asphalt trail, slopes up to 8%
Maligne Lake: Initial section of Mary Schäffer Trail; 4 km, asphalt, slopes up to 8.5%

Viewpoints

Athabasca Falls: Paved, with guardrails. Some concrete steps at further viewpoints, dry toilets, picnic area available
Sunwapta Falls: Paved and has guardrails, but very steep. Wheelchair visitors will need assistance
Maligne Canyon: Paved upper canyon trail and bridges
The Whistlers: Boardwalk loop from upper tramway terminal
Miette Hot Springs Source: Paved but very steep. Wheelchair visitors will need assistance.

Icefield Centre

Parking reserved for wheelchair visitors near a ramp in the public parking lot. Ramp less than 5% slope but a considerable distance, wheelchair visitors will need assistance

Day Use and/or Picnic Areas

Lake Edith/Annette: Picnic area at beach has accessible dry toilets and change rooms
Maligne Lake Day-use Area: accessible washrooms at the chalet and dry toilets

The following sites have accessible dry toilets:

The Palisades: Highway 16, south side, across from access road to Snaring Campground;
Bruce's Site: 36 km up Maligne Lake Road on the northeast side;
6 Mile Pull-Off: Highway 16, heading west from townsite, north side of highway;
Meeting of the Waters Day-use Area: On Highway 93A south of Jasper townsite.

Campsites

Whistlers Campground has two paved sites, each with adapted picnic tables and fireboxes. Ask for key at the kiosk for wheelchair-accessible showers.

Other campgrounds have various facilities for disabled access. For details call the Information Centre at (780) 852-6176.