Notice of prohibition: horses and horse riding are prohibited in the following designated area

Issued: January 01, 2021

Effective date: January 1 to December 31, 2021

Activities prohibited:
 Pursuant to Subsection 7(1) of the General Regulations of Canada National Parks Act, horses and horse riding within Jasper National Park of Canada are prohibited by order of the Superintendent on the following trails and areas. They include the walking surface normally identified by a disturbed surface and 5 metres from the centre line on either side of the disturbed area.


The following official trails are prohibited from horse use:

  1. Trail 1 from the top of the stairs to the junction with trail 1a and trail 9 (Old Fort Point)
  2. Trail 4d (Lake Annette Loop)
  3. Trail 4h (Lake Edith Shoreline)
  4. Trail 5 and 5a (Whistlers Trail above Fast Tracks junction and Whistlers Summit)
  5. Trail 7 from First Bridge to Fifth Bridge (Maligne Canyon trail)
  6. Trail 7f from Maligne Canyon parking lot to 2nd bridge
  7. Trail 7h between 2nd and 5th bridge
  8. Trail 7i Signal Downhill
  9. Trail 8 from the Cottonwood Slough parking lot to the junction with Trail 8d
  10. Trail 9a around lakes 2-4 between junctions with 9b, from May 15 through September 15 inclusive
  11. Trail 10a (Flower Trail)
  12. Trail 11 Discovery Trail, except section between junction with trail 8a and Pyramid Bench kiosk, and section between trail 2a and 13
  13. Trail 9c
  14. Trail 17 Pyramid Island Trail
  15. Moose Lake trail between Maligne Lake and junction with route to Maligne Pass
  16. Mary Schaeffer Loop
  17. Lakeside Stroll Trail (Maligne Lake)
  18. Opal Hills Trail
  19. Bald Hills Trail
  20. Source of the Springs trail – Miette Hot Springs
  21. Pocahontas Lower and Upper Loop Trail
  22. Punchbowl Falls and Pocahontas campground Trails
  23. Sulphur Skyline Trail from junction at Shuey Pass to top of Sulphur Skyline
  24. Path of the Glacier and Cavell Meadows trails
  25. Lower Sunwapta Falls Trail 
  26. Wilcox Pass Trail
  27. Toe of the Glacier and Forefield trails
  28. Beauty Creek Trail
  29. Athabasca Falls
  30. Skyline Trail, including the portion of the Curator Trail above the Shovel Pass Backcountry Lodge to the Skyline Junction
  31. Watchtower Trail
  32. Tonquin Valley and all adjacent trails including Chrome Lake, Wates-Gibson Trail and Eremite Valley. This does not apply to existing commercial operators (Tonquin Valley Adventures and Tonqin Valley Backcountry Lodge)
  33. Geraldine Lakes Trail
  34. Fryatt Valley Trail
  35. Jonas Pass Trail
  36. All park picnic sites accessible by motorized vehicles
  37. All public beach areas at Lakes Edith and Annette and the beaches along Pyramid Beach road

Areas off official trails within the Three Valley Confluence* Official trails are listed here

* The Three Valley Confluence is defined as:

All geographic locations are in NAD83, using UTM zone 11. Elevations are in meters. 

The area from UTM 428181 5876278 (1) along the 1400m elevation band to UTM 436445 5862781(2):

  • Thence in a straight line to UTM 436058 5861350 (3) at bearing 195° along the line connecting Grisette and Signal Mountains.
  • Thence along the 1400m elevation band to UTM 439739 5845231 (4).
  • Thence in a straight line to UTM 434728 5841004 (5) at bearing 230° along the line connecting Curator and Edith Cavell Mountains.
  • Thence along the 1400m elevation band to UTM 413178 5857925 (6).
  • Thence in a straight line to UTM 414355 5861212 (7) at bearing 20° along the line connecting Roche Noire and Henry Mountain.
  • Thence along the 1400m elevation band to UTM 424789 5872496 (8).
  • Thence in a straight line to UTM 428181 5876278 (1) at bearing 42° along the line connecting the northernmost peak of the Palisade and Morro Peak. 

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

Note: Horse riding includes riding on, walking along, beside or with a horse or to have a horse, whether it is on a halter, with a saddle or not. Those who violate this order may be charged.

Please see the official trails and permitted uses within Jasper National Park.