Jasper National Park is the place to snowshoe in the Canadian Rockies. Inspiring the exploration of untracked territory, snowshoeing is one of winter's most accessible activities. With over 11,000 square kilometres of protected land (making us the largest national park in the Rockies), we have endless trails and magical areas for you to explore.

Catering to all levels and abilities, our trails are perfect for beginner snowshoers all the way to backcountry explorers. With such a variety of winter areas, Jasper is the perfect place to explore and create your own personal adventures.

Pyramid Bench

With lookouts of one of Jasper's most famous mountains, Pyramid Mountain, expect awe-inspiring views as you venture along the trails.

Trail Distance Difficulty Description

Edge of the Bench

Trails 2j, 2b, 2c

4.2 km loop

Enjoy spectacular views of the townsite, valley and surrounding peaks.
Parking 5

Pyramid Overlook

Trails 2b, 2f, 2g, 2

6 km loop

A winding loop trail with phenomenal views of Pyramid Mountain and the valley bottom.
Parking 7

Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes

Trails 60, 60a

8.6 km return Steep in places, this forested trail has great lake views.
Parking 26

Maligne Lake Area

Known for having some of the best snow in the park and an excellent place to see wildlife while exploring the many picturesque trails.

Maligne Lake Map
Trail Distance Difficulty Description
Medicine Lake 3 km return Follow the lakeshore for spectacular open views while travelling alongside the Excelsior wildfire of 2015.
Parking Medicine Lake north viewpoint

Beaver Lake

Trail 139

4 km or 10 km return This easy, wide trail leads to picturesque Beaver Lake or Summit Lakes and features a backdrop of dramatic limestone mountains.
Parking Jacques Lake trailhead

Moose Lake Loop

Trail 20

2.6 km loop This trail will take you through a scenic forest over an old landslide to Moose Lake.
Parking Bald Hills
Upper Moose Loop 6 km loop Wander through the hills and hollows of an ancient rock slide that will lead you down to the shores of Maligne Lake.
Parking Bald Hills

Mary Schaffer Loop

Trail 21

3.2 km loop A gorgeous loop that takes you past Curly Phillips' historic boathouse on to a scenic viewpoint looking down Maligne Lake.
Parking Maligne Lake
Hidden Cove 8 km return Travel along the lakeshore to the Hidden Cove Campground. Ensure safe ice conditions.
Parking Bald Hills

Highway 93A and Icefields Parkway

Exploring along the parkway means views of the powerful Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls along with the opportunity to get close to the massive Athabasca Glacier (either from the toe or from above at Wilcox).

Trail Distance Difficulty Description
Athabasca River Loop 7.9 km return Travel to the side of the groomed ski trail on Highway 93A for 100m. Turn left after the Athabasca River Bridge and follow the snowshoe signs.
Follow the south edge of the Athabasca River for 2.2 km, then loop back on the Fryatt trail and flat‑packed Geraldine Road.
Parking 23
Lower Sunwapta Falls 2.6 km return

Situated along the Sunwapta River, this trail leads snowshoers to the much less visited lower falls.
Parking Sunwapta Falls

Big Bend 14 km return

A forested trail with phenomenal views of Dragon Peak and surrounding mountains.
Parking Sunwapta Falls

Wilcox viewpoint 3.2 km return

A short climb to an incredible view of the Columbia Icefield area – take a seat on our red chairs and enjoy a little break before you venture back (don't forget to take a picture and Share the Chair #JasperNP).
Parking Wilcox

Trail etiquette

Thanks for respecting our trails and keeping them safe so that they can be enjoyed by all.

  • Please respect dog restrictions and closures
  • Do not walk or snowshoe on groomed ski tracks
  • Skiers going downhill have the right-of-way
  • When resting or visiting please move off the trail
  • Pack out all your garbage

Safety and etiquette

Not all signed destinations are safe for winter travel

  • You don't need to venture far to be in avalanche terrain. Choose your winter trail from a list of designated safe destinations.
  • If you plan to travel beyond designated winter destinations, ensure you have appropriate knowledge, skills and carry a transceiver, probe and shovel. Avalanche Forecast.

Pets are welcome on most trails but must be leashed at all times

  • To a wild animal, your dog is a canine – a predator. An animal may behave aggressively or flee, endangering itself or your pet.

Never feed or follow wildlife

  • If you see tracks, do not follow them toward the animal.
  • If you see an animal, give it lots of space and observe from a distance with binoculars or a telephoto lens.

Check the weather and trail report before departing

  • Cell phones are not always reliable throughout the park.
  • Trail reports are updated regularly as conditions change. Trails are rated for their overall condition and difficulty.
  • Review the weather, trail conditions, and current closures before your trip and enjoy!