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.


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.







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.

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
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Poor. 26-11-2021: Icy sections; Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Poor. 26-11-2021: Icy sections; Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Poor. 26-11-2021: Section closed; Detour in place; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Pyramid Island (17) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Poor. 26-11-2021: Paved trail; Icy sections; Compact snow; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Poor. 26-11-2021: Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Poor. 26-11-2021: Slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Upper Moose Loop Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 26-11-2021: 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. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 26-11-2021: Road closed to vehicle traffic; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Poor. 26-11-2021: Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Pocahontas Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Fair. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Pocahontas Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Poor. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Fair. 26-11-2021: Snow covered; Trail details