Whether you are out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

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.  

Learn about wildlife and mountain safety, driving, hiking, camping, and more.

Visitor safety
Winter driving

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

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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.

Avalanche Bulletin
Parks Canada avalanche information
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.

Skating on ponds, lakes and rivers

Dogs are prohibited from trails and areas in important caribou habitat to reduce the stress that dogs have on this threatened species.
Notice of prohibition: Dogs in caribou habitat

 

Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Low 01-09-2021: N.A. ; Trail details

Around Town

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
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Good. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Fair. 15-05-2022: Section closed; Detour in place; Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Fair. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 16-05-2022: Mainly dry; Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Fair. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Pyramid Island (17) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Fair. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Good. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Poor. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Poor. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Slippery sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Poor. 15-05-2022: Respect all posted notices and signs; Muddy sections; Slippery sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Upper Moose Loop Fair. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 15-05-2022: Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

Seasonal road closure in effect. Check 511.ablerta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Wabasso Lake Poor. 15-05-2022: Muddy sections; Slippery sections; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Poor. 15-05-2022: Slippery sections; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Poor. 15-05-2022: Slippery sections;  
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 15-05-2022: Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 15-05-2022: Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Poor. 15-05-2022: Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Fair. 15-05-2022: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Poor. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Poor. 15-05-2022: Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

Seasonal road closure in effect. Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Poor. 15-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Poor. 13-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Poor. 13-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Poor. 13-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Deep wet snow sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Poor. 13-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Deep wet snow sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Poor. 13-05-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Deep wet snow sections; Trail details
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Unknown conditions. 13-05-2022: Not recommended for horses;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Unknown conditions. 13-05-2022: Not recommended for horses;