From Indigenous Peoples and early fur traders to railway workers laying ties for two transcontinental routes, millions of people have explored these valleys and mountain passes. Park establishment dates back to 1907 with the creation of the Jasper Park Forest Reserve.
Joining Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks and three adjacent provincial parks, Jasper is part of the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also home to the world’s second largest dark sky preserve where on any clear night you can look up and see billions of stars dancing overhead. Come back in October and experience dark sky month and the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival.