Jasper National Park is part of a World Heritage Site and has five National Historic Sites within its boundaries. Each represents a rich part of our history.
Encompassing over 11,000 km2, Jasper National Park is the second largest dark sky preserve in the world!
National Historic Sites
- Athabasca Pass was a major fur trade transportation route traversed by David Thompson and other early adventurers during the mid 1800s. Viewpoint about 25 km south on the Icefields Parkway.
- Jasper House is the archaeological remains of a 1829 fur trade post.
- Jasper Information Centre, built in 1913, is one of the finest and most influential examples of the rustic design tradition in Canada's national parks.
- Maligne Lake Chalet and Guest House, constructed in between 1935 and 1942, are what remain of an early lodge complex on the shores of Maligne Lake.
- Yellowhead Pass, referred to by early fur traders as “leather pass” is a major transportation route through the Rocky Mountains.