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

Winter driving

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

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.

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.

Useful links

Around Town

Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report unsafe or aggressive human-wildlife interactions to Jasper Dispatch (780) 852-6155.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: Town Trail South (11) Variable conditions. 03-03-2020: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: Town Trail North (11) Variable conditions. 03-03-2020: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Groomed. 10-02-2020: Flat packed; (Feb. 10); Compact snow; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Cleats recommended;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 09-02-2020: Icy sections; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details

Cross-country ski trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Pyramid Lake (North) Not recommended. 21-01-2020: Not recommended; grooming suspended indefinitely; Open water and thin ice on the lake;  
Difficult Pyramid Fire Road (16) Variable conditions. 05-03-2020: Trackset for classic skiing; (Mar. 5); Groomed for skate skiing; (Mar. 5); Variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Pipeline Trail Closed. 09-02-2020: Closed for the 2019/2020 season; Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Wabasso Campground - Inner loops Closed for the season. 16-03-2020: Trail closed; Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Wabasso Campground - Outer loop Closed for the season. 16-03-2020: Trail closed; Trail details
Easy Whirlpool Winter Hub: Whirlpool Trail (easy) Variable conditions. 16-03-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Trackset for classic skiing; (Mar. 16); Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Winter Hub: Whirlpool Trail (moderate) Variable conditions. 16-03-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Trackset for classic skiing; (Mar. 16); Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Winter Hub: Winter hub to Leach Lake Variable conditions. 16-03-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Trackset for classic skiing; (Mar. 16); Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Winter Hub: Leach Lake to Athabasca Falls (moderate) Variable conditions. 16-03-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Trackset for classic skiing; (Mar. 16); Variable conditions; Trail details

Maligne Valley

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Cleats recommended; Icy sections; Wet; Slippery sections; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Variable conditions. 10-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Variable conditions. 10-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Variable conditions. 10-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Variable conditions. 09-02-2020: Snow covered sections; Snow above treeline; Steep snow slopes ; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Closed. 09-02-2020: Closed from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 for caribou conservation; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Closed. 09-02-2020: Closed from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 for caribou conservation; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

Cavell road is closed from November 1, 2019 to February 15, 2020 for caribou conservation. Wabasso Road (Hwy 93A) is closed to vehicles from Whirlpool Winter hub to Athabasca Falls.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca River Loop Variable conditions. 03-03-2020: Flat packed; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; (Mar. 3); Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Poor. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Icy sections; Cleats recommended; Slippery sections; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Fair. 09-02-2020: Snow covered; Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details