Effective July 2, 2021: Fire ban in all day-use areas and backcountry campgrounds in Jasper National Park.

There are currently no active wildfires in Jasper National Park.

Attention! Heatwave causing rising water levels in Jasper National Park
  • Extreme heat, rain and/or snow melt cause water levels to rise quickly
  • Floods and washouts may happen on roads, trails, and near waters
  • Boulders, snow, and ice may fall (down) from mountain sides, cliffs, and canyons
  • Some water crossings may be unsafe for hikers
  • Be prepared to change your plans
  • Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates
  • Check the trail conditions report
  • Safety is your responsibility!

With more than 1000 kilometres of trails and routes to choose from, backcountry camping is a great way to experience the rugged and untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. The park offers something for everyone, from easy, one-night escapes to 10-day adventures.

Download PDF Backcountry Guide (14.9 MB)

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