Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the place to snowshoe in the Canadian Rockies. Inspiring the exploration of untracked territory, snowshoeing is one of winter's most accessible activities. With over 11,000 square kilometres of protected land (making us the largest national park in the Rockies), we have endless trails and magical areas for you to explore.
Catering to all levels and abilities, our trails are perfect for beginner snowshoers all the way to backcountry explorers. With such a variety of winter areas, Jasper is the perfect place to explore and create your own personal adventures.
Thank you for not snowshoeing on ski trails
With lookouts of one of Jasper's most famous mountains, Pyramid Mountain, expect awe-inspiring views as you venture along the trails.
Edge of the Bench
Trails 2j, 2b, 2c
|4.2 km loop
Enjoy spectacular views of the townsite, valley and surrounding peaks. This trail is also a popular ski trail. Please share the trail by snowshoeing to the side of the ski track.
Trails 2b, 2f, 2g, 2
|6 km loop
A winding loop trail with phenomenal views of Pyramid Mountain and the valley bottom. This trail is also a popular ski trail. Please share the trail by snowshoeing to the side of the ski track.
Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes
Trails 60, 60a
|8.6 km return
|Steep in places, this forested trail has great lake views.
Maligne Lake Area
Known for having some of the best snow in the park and an excellent place to see wildlife while exploring the many picturesque trails.
|3 km return
|Follow the lakeshore for spectacular open views while travelling alongside the Excelsior wildfire of 2015.
Medicine Lake north viewpoint
|4 km or 10 km return
|This easy, wide trail leads to picturesque Beaver Lake or Summit Lakes and features a backdrop of dramatic limestone mountains. This trail is also a popular ski trail. Please share the trail by snowshoeing to the side of the ski track.
Jacques Lake trailhead
Moose Lake Loop
|2.6 km loop
|This trail will take you through a scenic forest over an old landslide to Moose Lake. This trail is also a popular ski trail. Please share the trail by snowshoeing to the side of the ski track.
Mary Schaffer Loop
|3.2 km loop
|A gorgeous loop that takes you past Curly Phillips' historic boathouse on to a scenic viewpoint looking down Maligne Lake.
|8 km return
|Travel along the lakeshore to the Hidden Cove Campground. This trail is also a popular ski trail. Please share the trail by snowshoeing to the side of the ski track. Ensure safe ice conditions.
Highway 93A and Icefields Parkway
Exploring along the parkway means views of powerful waterfalls along with the opportunity to get close to the massive Athabasca Glacier (either from the toe or from above at Wilcox).
|Lower Sunwapta Falls
|2.6 km return
Situated along the Sunwapta River, this trail leads snowshoers to the much less visited lower falls.
|14 km return
A forested trail with phenomenal views of Dragon Peak and surrounding mountains. This trail is also a popular ski trail. Please share the trail by snowshoeing to the side of the ski track.
|3.2 km return
A short climb to an incredible view of the Columbia Icefield area – take a seat on our red chairs and enjoy a little break before you venture back (don't forget to take a picture and Share the Chair #JasperNP). Avalanche terrain exists beyond the Red Chairs.
Whirlpool Winter Hub
This winter hub complete with warming hut and rustic campground provides opportunities for both cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Please refrain from snowshoeing on groomed cross-country ski trails.
|1.6 km return
This flat-packed trail follows the Whirlpool River until you arrive at red chairs where you can sit and enjoy the winter wonderland before heading back.
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