COVID-19 and your visit to Jasper National Park
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
New mandatory public health measures are in place in communities across Alberta to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. The Municipality of Jasper has also moved to Enhanced Status, and mandatory measures are in place. 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 January 8, 2021)
- Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) and Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway) remain open
- Marmot Road is open
- Always check 511 Alberta and DriveBC for the most up-to-date road information
- A limited number of restrooms on highways remain open for the winter months
- Winter tires are required on the Icefields Parkway and Marmot Road
- There are no services and no cell phone coverage along the Icefields Parkway in winter, plan accordingly!
- 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 5 pm
- For general information on visiting Jasper National Park:
- Phone: 780-852-6176 Fastest
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For backcountry trail information:
- Phone: 780-852-6177 Ext. 2
- Email: email@example.com
- All Parks Canada brochures and maps are available on our maps and brochures page
Realty and municipal services
The Parks Canada administration building is open for limited hours between 8 am and 12 pm, Monday to Friday, to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For general inquiries, or to book an appointment:
- Phone: 780-852-6220
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resident and work passes
- Resident and work passes are available at the Administration Office between 8 am and 12 pm, Monday to Friday. You can also apply for a resident or work pass online any time for faster pick up service.
- For commercial information in Jasper National Park, visit: Tourism Jasper
- Pit toilets at popular winter points of interest and trailheads are open
- These facilities are cleaned regularly, so please choose to help us manage human waste by using the facilities provided
- We cannot guarantee hand sanitizer due to a lack of supplies and ongoing theft
What's closed (updated January 8, 2021)
- Winter camping at Wapiti is closed for the 2020/2021 winter
- Seasonal roads in Jasper National Park are closed
- Education programs are on hold until further notice
Seasonal closures for caribou conservation
- Backcountry access for recreation in winter caribou habitat is delayed until later in the season. Please help us protect Jasper’s threatened caribou by choosing other areas of the park for winter activities
Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitor and residents informed and safe.
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