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.
With lookouts of one of Jasper's most famous mountains, Pyramid Mountain, expect awe-inspiring views as you venture along the trails.
Around Town Map
Edge of the Bench
Trails 2j, 2b, 2c
|4.2 km loop||
Enjoy spectacular views of the townsite, valley and surrounding peaks.
Trails 2b, 2f, 2g, 2
|6 km loop||
A winding loop trail with phenomenal views of Pyramid Mountain and the valley bottom.
Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes
Trails 60, 60a
|8.6 km return||Steep in places, this forested trail has great lake views.
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 Valley Map
Maligne Lake Map
|Medicine Lake||3 km return||Follow the lakeshore for spectacular open views while travelling alongside the Excelsior wildfire of 2015.
Medicine Lake north viewpoint
|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.
Jacques Lake trailhead
Moose Lake Loop
|2.6 km loop||This trail will take you through a scenic forest over an old landslide to Moose Lake.
|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.
Mary Schaffer Loop
|3.2 km loop||A gorgeous loop that takes you past Curly Phillips' historic boathouse on to a scenic viewpoint looking down Maligne Lake.
|Hidden Cove||8 km return||Travel along the lakeshore to the Hidden Cove Campground. Ensure safe ice conditions.
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).
|Athabasca Falls River Route||3 km return||This trail travels past Athabasca falls and follows the upper section of the Athabasca River offering magical views of Mount Kerkeslin.
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.
|Lower Sunwapta Falls||2.6 km return||
Situated along the Sunwapta River, this trail leads snowshoers to the much less visited lower falls.
|Big Bend||14 km return||
A forested trail with phenomenal views of Dragon Peak and surrounding mountains.
|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).
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