With so many great rivers at our disposal, white water boating has emerged as one of the most popular activities for visitors in Jasper. From guided rafting tours to solo kayaking, Jasper’s Class II and Class III white water has an adventure to satisfy everyone.
Since it was founded in 1907, Jasper National Park’s natural trail network has been expanded and maintained for the benefit of everyone wanting to experience Jasper's wildlands. Whether you're strolling the short MarySchäffer Loop, hiking all day in the Bald Hills, mountain-biking the WabassoTrail or riding a horse near Pyramid Lake, there is something in this Park for you.
Jasper National Park supports the use of bikes as a means of appreciating and enjoying the tremendous natural values preserved within the park. With hundreds of kilometres of mountain bike trails and numerous road riding options, biking is an excellent way to explore this special place. Trails range from easy to difficult and the biking season typically extends from May to October.
Anyone under the age of 16 may fish in the national parks without a permit if accompanied by a permit holder 16 years of age or older. However, their catch is then included within the permit holder's daily limit. They may also purchase their own permit and be entitled to the full catch limit.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club opened in 1925. The 18 hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas. This course was built with wide fairways that carve through thick forest, with the environment's natural contours, blending beautiful landscapes with challenging terrain. As a result, few golf courses in the world can match the rugged majesty of this national treasure.
Friends of Jasper operates a gift shop at the Information Centre where you can drop by to see what's new in Jasper or to find out about the latest interpretative programs on offer. Join a volunteer guide for a free Historical Walk in the Past around the town of Jasper (reservations required).
Boating and Paddling
Boating in rowboats and canoes is allowed on most of the ponds and lakes in the park. Boats with electric motors without on-board generators are allowed on most road-accessible lakes. Use of gas-powered motors is restricted. Ask Parks staff before launching.
The Jasper Tramway whisks you up Whistler's Mountain to an elevation of 2277 meters (7472 feet), for stunning vistas over mountain ranges stretching up to 80 km away. A hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. On a clear day the white pyramid of Mt. Robson can be seen in nearby British Columbia. Gift shops and licensed dining facilities available.
Sidecar Tours - Cruise in the open air to a Rocky Mountain High with a professional driver on a Harley Davidson sidecar motorcycle. You will be fitted into riding apparel before going Hog Wild on a 1, 2 or 3 Hour Tour. Ride to famous destinations in Jasper National Park with a local guide for a Classic Holiday Adventure!
Motorcycle Rentals - With a choice of high alpine destinations, only short distances away, you can have an amazing mountainous ride in just hours. Ride in the Canadian Rockies for a Unforgettable Holiday Adventure! Renting to experienced and licensed riders only.