Wildlife Guardians patrol park roadways to support safe wildlife viewing. Look for their distinct van. Follow their advice.
Share the roads
There are over 2.5 million visitors on park roads every year. Mountain roads and wild places are new experiences for many visitors. Safe driving is key to an enjoyable holiday.
You may see wildlife by the road, in campgrounds, at picnic areas, on trails, and in town. Wild animals feed and travel near roads throughout the park. This does not mean the animals are tame. Help us protect these wild animals.
The number of wildlife traffic jams in the park have increased by 92% in the past ten years. The number of unsafe wildlife encounters in Jasper National Park have more than doubled in the last ten years. These incidents often result in injury, harm, or death for wild animals and humans. Be safe and keep wild animals safe.
When you see wild animals while driving, STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE:
- Slow down. Obey the speed limits.
- Use your hazard lights to alert other.
- Pull over only where it is safe to do so.
- Observe, take photographs, and move on.
- Do not stop in driving lanes. It is illegal.
- Do not feed wildlife. It is illegal.
- Move on immediately if a traffic jam develops.
Remember, safety is your responsibility.