Parks Canada's federal infrastructure investment program

Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This year marks the fourth year of the five-year infrastructure renewal program. 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.

Infrastructure projects in Jasper National Park

Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects in Jasper National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience.

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


Infrastructure project - Closure


Infrastructure project - Visitor impact

Brushing on Highway 93A (Wabasso Road)

Parks Canada is undertaking significant safety improvements, including guardrail installations, paving, and brushing along the whole length of Highway 93A (Wabasso Road).

What to Expect:

  • Work will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., up to seven days a week. Expect short delays at the work site.
  • Work will continue until end of November 2018.
  • Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve these visitor services. The safety of motorists and workers is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Road work on Maligne Road

Beginning as early as Tuesday, October 9, Parks Canada is undertaking road work to improve visitor safety along Maligne Road. Brushing and clearing work will occur along the whole length of the road and several sections will be paved.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane alternating traffic at work sites with speed reductions in work zones and traffic control personnel on site.
  • Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected.
  • Paving work is expected to continue until mid-November, or until conditions become prohibitive.
  • Brushing and clearing work is expected to continue until weather conditions become prohibitive.

The safety of motorists and workers is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Road work on Whistlers Road

Beginning as early as Tuesday, September 25, Parks Canada is undertaking road work to improve visitor safety along Whistlers Road. Work will occur along the whole length of the road and will include paving, crack filling and sightline clearing work.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane alternating traffic with delays up to 20 minutes at the work site.
  • Work is expected to continue until November 2018, weather-permitting.

The safety of motorists and workers is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Road work on Marmot Road

Beginning on Thursday, August 16, Parks Canada is undertaking road reconstruction, paving, and sightline clearing work to improve visitor safety along Marmot Road. Work will occur along the whole length of the road, with the most significant work beginning 500 metres beyond the Portal Creek Trailhead.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur daily from 9 am to 9 pm, up to seven days a week.
  • Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane alternating traffic with delays up to 20 minutes at the work site.
  • Work is expected to continue until October 2018, weather-permitting.

The safety of motorists and workers is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Please respect traffic control personnel and obey all posted road signs and reduced speed zones.

Update: Paving on Icefields Parkway (Highway 93N)

Beginning as early as Monday, July 16, 2018, Parks Canada is undertaking safety improvements, including paving, on a 24-kilometre section of Highway 93N beginning just north of the Beauty Creek Hostel (approximately 20 km north of the Icefield Centre) continuing to just north of Sunwapta Falls (approximately 55 km south of Jasper). This is in addition to paving that has been underway from Rampart Creek Campground to Jonas Creek Campground.

What to expect:

  • From August 16-22, work will occur during daylight hours from 5 am to 5 pm around the Sunwapta Lodge intersection.
  • From August 23 to Labour Day, work will occur from 8 pm to 7 am, seven days a week until Labour Day. Following the long weekend, paving will resume daily from 7 am to 7 pm until the end of September. 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).
  • 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.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic during work hours.
  • Paving near campgrounds will only occur during daylight hours to minimize disruptions to visitors.

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 work on Pyramid Lake Road

Beginning on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Parks Canada is resuming road reconstruction work to improve visitor safety along Pyramid Lake Road.

What to expect:

  • Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane alternating traffic during work hours and occasional delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • Work will occur from 7 am to 7 pm, up to seven days a week.
  • 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 continue through October 2018, 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.

East Gate project in Jasper National Park

Work to improve the east gate in Jasper National Park is entering into a new phase of construction. The work on this project includes the addition of a bypass lane for through traffic, a third kiosk and lane, and overhead electronic signage.

During this phase, visitors will need to purchase entry passes into the park at the Information Centre in the Jasper townsite.

Regular east gate operations are expected to resume by October 4th once this phase of work is complete. Motorists will be diverted around the construction zone and could experience delays of up to 20 minutes. Two-way traffic will be maintained. For your safety, and the safety of all workers on site, please obey all traffic control requirements while driving through the site.

Thank you for your patience as this important work to redevelop the east gate moves towards completion. We are eager and excited about these improvements that will enhance your visit to and through Jasper National Park!

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

Beginning on April 3, 2018, Parks Canada will resume rehabilitation work to improve the following intersections at Highway 16:

  • Maligne Lake Road
  • Hazel Ave/Highway 93A
  • Highway 93N

What to expect:

  • Work will occur from 6 am to 10 pm, with minor daytime stops, seven days a week.
  • There will speed reductions to 50 km/h in work zones. Traffic control personnel will be on site.
  • Work is expected to continue until end of August, 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.


Upcoming infrastructure project

Whistlers Campground
Closed for reconstruction in 2019

A great trip starts with good planning:

Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Expect delays and plan for your own comfort. If you can, plan your travel for early in the day or in the evening when traffic volumes are lower.

Road report and other important information

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