Whether you’re 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 take 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.

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Around Town

Be aware. Bears are out and about. Use standard bear precautions: be alert, travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. 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. 08-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: Town Trail North (11) Variable conditions. 08-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 31-10-2019: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 31-10-2019: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Slippery sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Trail details
Difficult Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Snow covered sections; Icy sections; Snow above treeline; Steep snow slopes ; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Variable conditions. 03-11-2019: Closed from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 for caribou conservation; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills (23) Closed. 03-11-2019: 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
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 03-11-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Poor. 03-11-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 03-11-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Fair. 03-11-2019: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Other

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint Closed 08-11-2019: N/A -