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
Elk calving
May 15 – June 30
Mothers aggressively protect their newborns by kicking and charging at people.
Give elk the space they need; keep at least 30 meters away.
Elk calving safety 
Bear safety
Knowing how to avoid an encounter with a bear is the best way to enjoy the parks safely.
Lower the risk of an aggressive encounter by following our safety tips:
Safe travel in bear country
Tick season
Throughout Jasper National Park, from April to November, there is a small chance of being exposed to Lyme disease if bitten by an infected blacklegged (deer) tick. Lyme disease is a serious illness; however, it's easy to prevent and treat when caught early.
Facts about Lyme disease 
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

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 06-06-2022: 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) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a, 11) Fair. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Most Difficult The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Trail (5) Good. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Good. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Good. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Good. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Warning 29-06-2022: Avalanche danger at high altitude; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 29-06-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 29-06-2022: Snow at high elevation ; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca Falls Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Edith Cavell : Path of the Glacier Trail (41) Good. 01-07-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Edith Cavell : Cavell Meadows Trail (42) Closed. 30-06-2022: Closed to protect sensitive alpine vegetation; Trail details
Moderate Wabasso Lake Fair. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Good. 29-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Good. 30-06-2022: Water levels are high;  
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Fair. 29-06-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Fair. 29-06-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Fair. 29-06-2022: Muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Fair. 30-06-2022: Snow patches; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Good. 30-06-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Fair. 30-06-2022: Snow patches; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates. Jasper National Park received high amounts of snow this past winter and spring was colder than usual. Therefore, winter conditions of deep snow remain on many trails in Jasper National Park. What to expect: • Varying levels of snow pack; deep, unsupported snow sections in some locations. • Heat and rain increase the risk of rapid snow melt, flash floods, landslides, and falling rock/snow/ice. • As the snow pack melts, water crossings may become challenging or unsafe for hikers.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Trailhead to Lower Fryatt Campground (122) Good. 30-06-2022: Stream crossings;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Lower Fryatt Campground to Fryatt Lake (122) Good. 30-06-2022: Stream crossings;  
Difficult Fryatt Valley: Fryatt Lake to Fryatt ACC Hut (122) Good. 30-06-2022: Mainly dry;  
Moderate Geraldine Lakes: Trailhead to First Geraldine Lake (120) Poor. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Slippery sections; Risk of flooding;  
Difficult Geraldine Lakes: First Geraldine Lake to Second Geraldine Lake Campground (120) Poor. 29-06-2022: Risk of flooding; Snow covered sections;  
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Fair. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Closed. 29-06-2022: Severe flooding; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Closed. 29-06-2022: Severe flooding; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Closed. 29-06-2022: Severe flooding; Trail details
Easy Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Maligne Lake Boat Launch to Hidden Cove Campground Variable conditions. 29-06-2022: Strong winds, stormy weather and tour boats create waves on this freezing cold lake.; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Hidden Cove campground to Fisherman's Bay campground Variable conditions. 29-06-2022: Strong winds, stormy weather and tour boats create waves on this freezing cold lake.; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Fisherman's Bay campground to Coronet Creek campground Variable conditions. 29-06-2022: Strong winds, stormy weather and tour boats create waves on this freezing cold lake.; Trail details
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Poor. 29-06-2022: Snow covered sections; Muddy sections; Potential stream crossings; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Poor. 29-06-2022: Not recommended for horses; Deep wet snow sections; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Fair. 29-06-2022: Muddy sections; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Tie-Camp campground to Simon Creek (115) Poor. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Simon Creek to Kane Meadows Campground (115) Unknown conditions. 29-06-2022: High water levels at stream crossings; Impassable due to high water;  

Tonquin Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Trailhead to Astoria Campground (105) Poor. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Poor. 29-06-2022: Use extreme caution in rockslide area; Snow covered; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Wates-Gibson Trail (106, 107) Poor. 29-06-2022: Rapidly changing water levels can result in dangerous floods and/or fast flowing water; Trail washed out in sections; Wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal trailhead to Portal Campground (105) Poor. 29-06-2022: Avalanche debris on trail; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal Campground to Maccarib Campground - Maccarib Pass (105, 109) Fair. 29-06-2022: High water levels at stream crossings; Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Poor. 29-06-2022: Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details

Skyline

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Skyline: Maligne Lake Trailhead to Snowbowl Campground (100) Poor. 29-06-2022: Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Snowbowl Campground to the Notch (100) Poor. 29-06-2022: Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: The Notch (100) Warning 29-06-2022: Avalanche danger; Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: The Notch to Tekarra Campground (100) Warning 29-06-2022: Avalanche danger; Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Tekarra Campground to Signal Campground (100) Warning 29-06-2022: Snow covered; Sections of deep snow; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Signal Campground to Signal trailhead (100) Fair. 29-06-2022: Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Wabasso Lake Trailhead to Curator Campground (101) Poor. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details

Brazeau and South Boundary

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Brazeau: Poboktan Trailhead to Jonas Cutoff Campground (132) Poor. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Jonas Cutoff Campground to Brazeau Lake Campground - Poboktan Pass (132) Warning 29-06-2022: Rapidly changing water levels can result in dangerous floods and/or fast flowing water; Unbridged creek(s) and/or river crossing(s); Water levels are high; Fords may be impassable during high water; Be prepared to turn around at Brazeau river crossing near Brazeau Lake; Trail details
Difficult Brazeau: Four Point Campground to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Jonas Pass (131) Poor. 29-06-2022: Sections of deep snow; Water levels are high; Unbridged creek(s) and/or river crossing(s); Rapidly changing water levels can result in dangerous floods and/or fast flowing water; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Nigel Pass trailhead to Brazeau Lake Campground (130) Warning 29-06-2022: Rapidly changing water levels can result in dangerous floods and/or fast flowing water; Be prepared to turn around at Brazeau river crossing near Brazeau Lake; Unbridged creek(s) and/or river crossing(s); Water levels are high; Fords may be impassable during high water; Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Route South Boundary: Brazeau River to Rocky Pass Unknown conditions. 29-06-2022: Snow covered;  
Route South Boundary: Rocky Forks Unknown conditions. 29-06-2022: Snow covered;  

North Boundary and Celestine Lake

Check 511.ablerta.ca for road updates. Celestine Lake road is a rough one-way road. High clearance vehicle recommended. No trailers or RVs. Road closed to vehicle from mid-October to mid-May.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate North Boundary: Traillhead to Celestine Lake Campground (150) Fair. 29-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate North Boundary: Celestine Lake Campground to Snake Indian Falls (150) Fair. 29-06-2022: Unmaintained trail; Trail washed out in sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult North Boundary: Snake Indian Falls to Rock Lake Trailhead (150, 153) Poor. 29-06-2022: Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy; Stream crossings; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Difficult North Boundary: Little Heaven Trail (154) Unknown conditions. 29-06-2022: Unmaintained trail;  
Route North Boundary: Willow Creek Campground to Blue Creek Campground (150) Unknown conditions. 29-06-2022: Unmaintained trail;  
Difficult North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Natural Arch Campground (155) Unknown conditions. 29-06-2022: Unmaintained trail;  
Route North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Chown Creek Campground (150) Warning 29-06-2022: Twintree bridge is closed until further notice; Unmaintained trail; Snow covered sections; High water levels at river crossing(s);  
Route North Boundary: Chown Creek Campground to Adolphus Campground (150) Warning 29-06-2022: Unmaintained trail; Bridge(s) out; Snow covered; High water levels at river crossing(s);  
Moderate North Boundary: Adolphus Campground to Mount Robson Provincial Park Boundary (150) Warning 29-06-2022: The Berg Lake Trail is closed between Kinney Lake and Jasper National Park;