COVID-19 trail safety

You are responsible for your own safety.

Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Be kind to others
Be kind to others.
Wait your turn to avoid
congestion.
Wait your turn to avoid congestion.
Visitor safety

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and well prepared.

Winter driving

Check the road conditions multiple times a day for most up to date information.

You are in avalanche country

Whenever there is snow on a slope, there is potential for an avalanche. Skiers, snowshoers, fat bikers and hikers must be familiar with avalanche terrain and avalanche conditions to safely enjoy the mountains.

Seasonal closures in the Tonquin, Maligne-Brazeau, and North Boundary areas of Jasper National Park took effect on November 1.

Ice safety

Waterfalls, Canyon, Rivers (moving water):
Travelling on ice covered moving water is unsafe. Doing so without a certified guide is not recommended. Respect all safety signage and fenced areas.

Ponds, Lakes:
The Red Cross recommends an ice thickness of at least 15 centimetres for safe skating. This does not apply to moving waters. Parks Canada does not monitor ice thickness. It is up to you to assess the thickness of the ice.

Around Town

Use ice cleats for extra grip on winter trails. Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report unsafe or aggressive human-wildlife interactions to Jasper Dispatch (780) 852-6155. Trails shared with commercial horse riding groups: 2, 2b, 2c, 2e, 2f, 4, 4b, 4e, 4f, 6, 6a, 6c, 7, 7e, 13.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Paved trail; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details

Maligne Valley

Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Fair. 18-11-2020: Respect all posted notices and signs; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 18-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 18-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 18-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 20-11-2020: Slippery sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Fair. 18-11-2020: Snow covered; Road closed, no vehicle access; Walk in access only; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Fair. 18-11-2020: Snow covered; Road closed, no vehicle access; Walk in access only; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 18-11-2020: Snow covered; Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Cross-country ski trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Pyramid Fire Road (16) Poor. 26-11-2020: Flat packed; Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Inner loops Poor. 26-11-2020: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Outer loop Poor. 26-11-2020: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details
Easy Whirlpool Cross-Country Hub: Moab Lake Trail (Hub to red chairs) Poor. 26-11-2020: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Hub: Moab Lake Trail (Red chairs to Moab Lake) Poor. 26-11-2020: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Hub: Leach Lake Trail (Hub to Leach Lake) Poor. 26-11-2020: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Hub: Leach Lake Trail (Leach Lake to Athabasca Falls) Poor. 26-11-2020: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details