World Heritage Site

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.


Jasper National Park's Dark Sky Preserve

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.

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