Notice of prohibition: Bicycling and entry with a bicycle

Issued: March 08, 2019

Effective date:

January 1 to December 31, 2019 

Activities prohibited: 

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, bicycling and entry with a bicycle within Jasper National Park of Canada is prohibited by Order of the Superintendent except for the designated official trails, roads and areas outlined in sections a, b and c below. 

Where: 

a. Bicycling and entry with a bicycle is permitted on the following official trails:

  • All official trails within the Three Valley Confluence (TVC) 
    with the exception of #10a Flower Loop trail; #7 Maligne Canyon trail (from 1st bridge to 5th bridge); #5 and 5a Whistlers trail above Fast Track junction; #1 Old Fort Point trail from the top of the wooden stairs to the junction with trail #9 and #1 a, #4d Lake Annette Loop, #9a around lakes 2-4 between junctions with 9b *from May 15 to September 15, #17 Pyramid Island 
  • Signal Fire Road to the end of the road 
  • Wabasso Campground Trail
  • Poboktan Creek Trail to Waterfalls Campground Athabasca Pass Trail to Simon Creek, and spur trail to Moab Lake 
  • Geraldine Fire Road to Geraldine parking lot, but not Geraldine Parking lot to Geraldine Lookout
  • Fryatt Valley Trail to Lower Fryatt Campground
  • From Sunwapta Falls to Athabasca Crossing and spur trail to Long Lake 
  • Jacques Lake Trail to Jacques Lake Campground 
  • The portion of the North Boundary Trail between the Celestine Lake Trailhead and Rock Lake 
  • Celestine Lake and Devona Lookout trails Pocahontas Campground Trail and spur to Punchbowl Falls 

b. From September 15 to May 15 at Valley of the Five Lakes, trail #9 around lakes 2-4 between junctions with 9b. Biking prohibited from May 15 to September 15. 

c. Biking is allowed on all vehicle accessible roads - gated and ungated, except groomed winter trails on Highway 93A, Geraldine Road and Moab Lake Road.

d. Biking is allowed on the frozen lakes and rivers in Jasper National Park which are accessible from roads or from the official trails listed in item a. above.

e. Using a pedal assist electric bike, as defined below, is permitted on all trails and areas mentioned in sections a, b and c above.

Parks Canada defines pedal assist e-bikes as follows: 

  1. has steering handlebars and is equipped with pedals;
  2. is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground;
  3. is capable of being propelled by muscular power only;
  4. has one or more electric motors which have, singly or in combination, the following characteristics:
    a. it has a total power output rating of 500 W or less,
    b. power assistance immediately ceases when the muscular power ceases,
    c. it is incapable of providing further assistance when the bicycle attains a speed of 32 km/h on level ground,
  5. is equipped with a safety mechanism that prevents the motor from being engaged before the bicycle attains a speed of 3 km/h.

Why: 

To reduce the conflicts between user groups and to maintain the ecological integrity of sensitive areas in Jasper National Park. 

Notes: 

Please see attached map for the trails included within the Three Valley Confluence and official trails and permitted uses within Jasper National Park. 

It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to ride a bicycle or enter with a bicycle on the trails or areas listed in this order. Violators may be charged.