Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Important information about your visit to Jasper National Park

Mandatory public health measures are in place in communities across Alberta, including the Municipality of Jasper, to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. Before visiting Jasper National Park, be informed and help prevent the spread.

Parks Canada is working hard to ensure a safe, clean, healthy and enjoyable experience and is making every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering when visiting any indoor public space in Jasper National Park. Help us keep Jasper National Park clean by putting all your waste in garbage cans and bins. Please check our website regularly for the current status of areas, activities and services offered in Jasper National Park.

Your safety when visiting

The safety of visitors, employees and residents is our top priority. We thank you for working together with Parks Canada to ensure that you have a safe visit.

You are responsible for your own safety. You can help keep others safe:

  • Do not visit if you are sick
  • Do not visit if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Follow all public health guidelines
  • Hand washing hygiene and social distance measures are key to your health
  • Maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet) between yourself and others
  • Wear your cloth mask or face covering when you are closer than two metres (six feet) to other people
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Bring your own COVID-19 hygiene safety kit
    • Following recommendations from Alberta Health Services, bring your own hand sanitizer and disposable gloves
    • Wear a mask or face covering when you cannot maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet)
  • Prepare to wait for your turn
  • Prepare to change your plans
  • Be kind and patient to each other, we are in this together
Masks are mandatory

Jasper Municipal Council has enhanced the masking requirement in the Municipality of Jasper. Face coverings, or face masks, are required:

  • In all indoor public spaces
  • In all indoor workspaces
  • On sidewalks downtown
  • On sidewalks near hotels
  • In all outdoor spaces where a two-metre distance can’t be maintained

For more information visit the Municipality of Jasper website.

What's open (updated June 9, 2021)
  • It is illegal to camp anywhere in Jasper without a valid overnight permit
  • More information: Camping in Jasper
  • Parks Canada staff are available to provide information about services currently available to visitors
  • Park passes can be purchased at all Jasper gates. Credit and debit transactions are preferred.
Parks Canada Information Centres

The town Information Centre is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm

The information desk at the Icefield Centre is open daily from 10:30 am to 5 pm

All Parks Canada brochures and maps are available on our maps and brochures page

Realty and municipal services

Effective May 10, 2021, the Jasper National Park Administration Office will temporarily suspend all visitor services and access until further notice.

For general inquiries, or to book an appointment:
Resident and work passes

Apply for a resident or work pass online.
Please note that passes usually issued from the Administration Office must be requested in advance, and then picked up from the Jasper Information Centre during their regular hours of operation.

Business licences
Development permits
Invoice payments
  • Phone: 780-852-6114
Commercial activities
  • For commercial information in Jasper National Park, visit: Tourism Jasper
Palisades Centre
  • The Palisades Centre is open for accommodation reservations
What's closed (updated June 9, 2021)
Miette Hot Springs

Miette Hot Springs is currently closed to help limit the spread of Covid-19. This closure aligns with the Province of Alberta’s provincial health regulations.

Reopening and trip planning information will be posted on our website once this iconic facility is permitted to reopen.

Interpretive programs
  • In person events hosted by park interpreters are suspended until further notice.
Glacier Gallery and theatre at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Centre
  • The Glacier Gallery and theatre are currently closed to help limit the spread of Covid-19. This closure aligns with the Province of Alberta’s provincial health regulations.
Camping during COVID-19 (updated June 9, 2021)


To avoid disappointment, make sure you have a camping reservation before coming to Jasper National Park.

More information: Camping in Jasper


New reservations for Jasper National Park backcountry camping are open. Backcountry campsites are not regularly cleaned. Visitors must come prepared with their own personal hygiene items.

More information: Backcountry camping

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitor and residents informed and safe.

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