Things to Do in Jasper This Summer
Part of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park is ripe for adventure and particularly abuzz in summer, when hiking conditions in Alberta are at their best and longer days allow more time for exploration. Here are some of the best ideas for summer activities in Jasper.
Participate inrafting excursionsand brave the swirling white-water currents of Jasper’s Sunwapta, Fraser, and Athabasca rivers.
Enjoyboat toursthat cruise around the turquoise-huedMaligne Lakeor take a canoe aroundPyramid Lake.
Amp up the adrenaline and join arock-climbingsession orcanyoningtour.
Search for and observe coyotes, bears, deer, Bighorn sheep, moose, and wolves during an early-morningwildlife-viewing tour.
Marvel at the views of the Canadian Rockies from theJasper SkyTramand theGlacier Skywalk, a glass-bottom viewing platform set 1,000 feet (304 meters) above the floor of the Sunwapta Valley.
Walk along scenichikingtrails that wind around the shorelines of glacier-fed lakes.
Pedal your way from Jasper to Banff, biking all along the Icefields Parkway and making stops at waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints, during amulti-day cycling tour.