Gaze across the Athabasca River and envision 50 years of fur trading history located at the junction of towering mountain ranges and mountain passes. For almost half a century Jasper House was the main stopping place for fur traders using the Athabasca, and Yellowhead passes, and an important meeting place for adventurers, voyageurs, artists and missionaries. A short, beautiful walk leads you to the Jasper House viewpoint and interpretation panels.
Hours of operation
Note: The site may be inaccessible due to snow in the winter.
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Athabasca Pass National Historic Site
Surveying routes through uncharted lands with clear mountain rivers and snow-capped mountain passes were all part of the job for David Thompson. Discovering the Athabasca Pass near Jasper, Alberta, was fundamental in linking Canada’s fur traders to the Pacific Ocean. Hikers can still experience the same untouched wilderness.
Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site
Designated a National Historic Site in 1971, the beautiful and scenic Yellowhead Pass is a tribute to the early explorers, fur traders, road builders and travellers who opened the mountainous gateway to the west.
Jasper Park Information Centre National Historic Site
Make the Information Centre your first stop in Jasper, for friendly, knowledgeable advice on everything from hiking trails and campsites, to weather conditions, places to stay, attractions and seasonal events. Also pick up maps, park passes and gifts.