Winter in Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park
The winter season in Jasper National Park is such a beautiful time to visit. From our snow-covered mountain peaks to our lightly dusted forests, the landscape is a winter wonderland awaiting adventure.
Get your winter activity fix and venture out on our extensive trail system. From snowshoeing to cross-country skiing to fat biking, the park offers trails for all levels of ability.
Visit popular landmarks like Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Pyramid Island, Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls and enjoy a quieter time of year and some of the most glorious scenery you will see in Jasper (and if you’re lucky winter wildlife along the way). Thank you for not walking, snowshoeing or biking on ski trails!
For the 2023-2024 season, the Friends of Jasper National Park will continue their successful volunteer flat-packing program on the trails surrounding the Town of Jasper.
Winter safety references
Know before you go, don't take the risk! Thousands of avalanches occur throughout Jasper National Park every year. Visitors wishing to venture beyond the limits of the trails should assume that they are travelling in avalanche terrain and should be prepared with the appropriate knowledge, skills and equipment.
In case of Emergency, call 911 or the Jasper Emergency Dispatch Centre. Note that cell phones are not always reliable throughout the national park.
Safety is your responsibility!
There are always hazards associated with outdoor recreational activities. Even short trips from the Town of Jasper can have serious consequences.
Most trails become snow packed and are at risk for slippery sections. Ice cleats are always recommended for winter walking. Check the trail report before heading out.
Although bears hibernate during winter, they can awaken at any time for short periods. Cougars, wolves and other wildlife remain active throughout the year. If you see wildlife, do not approach; give them lots of space and observe from a distance with binoculars or a telephoto lens. If tracks are observed, do not follow them towards the animal. Be alert, make noise and carry bear spray.
Parks Canada does NOT monitor natural ice surfaces for safety or mark potential hazards. Many environmental factors affect the thickness of the ice. If you choose to skate on natural ice, you do so at your own risk. The recommended ice thickness is 15 cm for walking or skating alone and 20 cm for skating parties or games.
|The Bench Bike Shop||606 Patricia Street||780-852-7768|
|Edge Control||626 Connaught Drive||780-852-4945|
|Everest Outdoor||414 Connaught Drive||780-852-5902|
|Gravity Gear||625B Patricia Street||780-852-3155|
|Pure Outdoors||632 Connaught Drive||780-852-4717|
|Source For Sports||406 Patricia Street||780-852-3654|
|Totem Ski Shop||408 Connaught Drive||780-852-3078|
|Vicious Cycle||630 Connaught Drive||780-852-1111|
|Jasper Park Lodge||1 Old Lodge Rd||780-852-3301|
|Pyramid Lake Resort||Pyramid Lake Rd||780-852-4900|
|Marmot Basin||1 Marmot Basin Rd||780-852-3816|
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