What to know before you visit

Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting or driving through Jasper National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects in Jasper National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.

A significant amount of Parks Canada's existing highway infrastructure assets require action now, and the paving projects, rock and slope stabilisation, and rehabilitation of bridges planned as part of this historic investment will ensure safe and reliable roads while protecting the ecological and cultural integrity of our national treasures; the continued flow of commercial goods through these vital East‐West corridors; and an improved driving experience for the almost five million visitors to the mountain national parks each year.

Infrastructure projects in Jasper National Park

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*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway in Jasper National Park. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.

Road work on Pyramid Lake Road

October 2, 2017 - Beginning on October 3, 2017, Parks Canada is undertaking road reconstruction work to improve sightlines for both wildlife and motorists along Pyramid Lake Road.

What to expect: 

  • Road reconstruction work on Pyramid Lake Road will take place daily from 7 am to 8 pm.
  • Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane alternating traffic at the work site from 7 am to 8 pm and occasional delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Work is expected to continue until late fall 2017, weather-permitting.
The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.
Intersection improvements on Highway 16 and 93N

October 13, 2017 - Beginning the week of October 16, single lane alternating traffic will begin on Highway 16 to complete guardrail removal and safety improvements on Highways 16 and 93N.

What to expect:

  • Motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic.
  • Speed reductions to 50 km/h can be expected in work zones with traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Work will occur from 6 am – 10 pm, seven days a week.
  • Work is expected to continue until the end of October 2017, weather-permitting.

Delay times will vary according to traffic volumes.

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Intersection improvements on Highway 16 at Maligne Lake Road

October 13, 2017 - Beginning the week of October 16, single lane alternating traffic will begin on Highway 16 to complete guardrail removal and safety improvements on Highway 16 at Maligne Lake Road.

What to expect:
  • Motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic.
  • Speed reductions to 50 km/h can be expected in work zones with traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Work will occur from 6 am – 10 pm, seven days a week.
  • Work is expected to continue until the end of October 2017, weather-permitting.

Delay times will vary according to traffic volumes.

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Mount Edith Cavell is now closed for the season

September 19, 2017 - While we had a great summer, Cavell Road is now closed for the season to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians for safety reasons while work to improve the Mount Edith Cavell Day-use Area continues.

The Tonquin Valley remains accessible from the Portal Creek trailhead on Marmot Road until the end of October.

We appreciate your patience while we work to provide safer access and an improved visitor experience at this iconic destination and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Intersection improvements on Hazel Ave and Highway 93A at Highway 16

October 13, 2017 – Beginning the week of October 16, single lane alternating traffic will begin on Highway 16 to complete guardrail removal and safety improvements on Hazel Ave and Highway 93A at Highway 16.

What to expect:

  • Motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic.
  • Speed reductions to 50 km/h can be expected in work zones with traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Trail 12 will be rerouted onto the road to allow access through this area for pedestrians and cyclists. Trail detour signs will be in place.
  • Trail 14 (Red Squirrel Run) will be closed. Trail 14a will remain open.
  • Work will occur from 6 am – 10 pm, seven days a week with no work on long weekends (from 10 pm on the Thursday before the long weekend until 6 am on the Tuesday after the long weekend).
  • There will be two-way traffic (east and westbound) with speed reductions to 50 km/h in work zones and traffic control personnel on site.
  • Work is expected to continue until end of October 2017, weather-permitting.

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Hazel Intersection Maps

Road work on Marmot Road

September 12, 2017 - Beginning on September 13, 2017, Parks Canada is undertaking road reconstruction work on Marmot Road.

What to expect

  • Road reconstruction work on Marmot Road will take place daily from 7 am to 8 pm
  • Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane alternating traffic at the work site from 7 am to 8 pm and occasional delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Work is expected to continue until end of November 2017, weather-permitting.

Delay times will vary according to traffic volumes.

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

For the most up-to-date road information, check www.511.alberta.ca or dial 511.

Culvert replacement near Poboktan Creek on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93N)

September 12, 20107 - Beginning on September 13, 2017, Parks Canada is undertaking culvert replacement work on Highway 93N, just south of Poboktan Creek (approximately 70 km south of Jasper townsite).

What to expect

  • Motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic.
  • Speed reductions to 50 km/h can be expected in work zones with traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Work will occur from 7 am – 7 pm, seven days a week. No work will occur on long weekends (from 7pm on the Thursday before the long weekend until 7am on the Tuesday after the long weekend).
  • Work will be completed in mid-October 2017, weather-permitting.

Delay times will vary according to traffic volumes.

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Rock slope rehabilitation work on highway 16

August 31, 2017 - Beginning on September 25, 2017, Parks Canada is undertaking safety improvements, including rock slope rehabilitation on Highway 16, approximately 15 km west of the Jasper townsite.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur from 6 am – 8 pm, seven days a week.
  • Speed reductions to 50 km/h can be expected in work zones. Be prepared to stop. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • A one hour closure is permitted each week (Monday – Friday) for blasting between the hours of 7 am – 10 am (Check www.511.alberta.ca or dial 511 before heading to your destination).
  • No work will occur on long weekends (from 7 pm on the Thursday before the long weekend until 7 am on the Tuesday after the long weekend).
  • Work is expected to be completed by end of October 2017, weather-permitting.

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Road and trail work Maintenance Compound Road

August 31, 2017 - Beginning on September 7, 2017, Parks Canada is undertaking road reconstruction and trail work on Maintenance Compound Road.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur up to seven days a week during daytime and nighttime hours.
  • Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes with traffic control personnel on site.
  • Work is expected to continue until end of November 2017, weather-permitting.

For the most up-to-date road information, check www.511.alberta.ca or dial 511 .

The safety of motorists and workers is Parks Canada’s primary concern. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Miette Hot Springs roof replacement and pool buildings’ exterior rehabilitation project

Miette Hot Springs continues to receive much needed updates to ensure the attraction’s long-term sustainability. The roofs on two buildings at Miette Hot Springs will be removed and replaced with a standing seam metal roofing system. Additional painting will occur on the exteriors of both buildings (with the exception of the small café patio area).

Expected start date: September 5th
Expected completion date: End of 2017

Miette Hot Springs and the Fiddle Valley Café remain open while construction is underway. Miette is open seasonally and closes on October 10, 2017. The facility will reopen in early May 2018.

While construction is underway, visitors should expect to smell exterior paint, hear construction and see minor closures such as walking paths and fenced areas. For the safety of staff and visitors, some areas in and around the facility may be fenced or closed to foot traffic. Please obey all signs and detours.

Athabasca East bridge rehabilitation on Highway 16 East

May 8, 2017 - On May 9, 2017, Parks Canada will begin rehabilitating the Athabasca East Bridge on Highway 16 East (Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway) – approximately 21 kilometres east of the Jasper townsite.

Athabasca East bridge:

  • Traffic will be reduced to single-lane alternating with a lane width of 4.8 metres for the duration of construction;
  • Work will occur from 7 am - 10 pm, seven days a week. Speed reductions to 30 km/hr can be expected in work zones with traffic lights and traffic control personnel on site;
  • Lane width reductions are in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • Work is expected to continue until the end of October 2017.

Delays will vary according to intensity of construction and volume of traffic.

Please respect traffic control personnel and reduced speed zones to help keep workers and motorists safe.

Clairvaux Creek bridge rehabilitation on Highway 16 West

May 4, 2017 – On May 8, 2017, Parks Canada will begin rehabilitating Clairvaux Creek bridge – approximately 15 kilometres west of the Jasper townsite on Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway). Work is expected to continue until October 2017.

Traffic will be reduced to single-lane alternating with a lane width of 4.8 metres for the duration of construction. Work will occur from 7 am - 10 pm, seven days a week. Speed reductions to 30 km/hr can be expected in work zones with traffic lights and traffic control personnel on site.

  • Lane width reductions are in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Delays will vary according to intensity of construction and volume of traffic.

Please respect traffic control personnel and reduced speed zones to help keep workers and motorists safe.

Road report and other important information

Follow these links for up-to-date information on road construction and delays: