Welcome to Jasper

Here you will find all of the necessary information to make the best of your time in Jasper. From arrival and departure information, daily tour pick up times, and general information about the city.

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Arrival Information:

Depending on how you arrive in Jasper these are the procedures to go to your hotel:

  • For those arriving on Rocky Mountaineer, a transfer to your hotel is included.
  • For those arriving on VIA Rail, please take a taxi to your hotel. If you are staying at Whistler’s Inn, your hotel is located directly across the street from the station. If you are staying at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, shuttle service is provided complimentary of your hotel.
  • For those arriving in a guided tour, your driver-guide will drop you off at your hotel front door.

Departure Information:

Depending on how you depart from Jasper these are the procedures to do so:

  • For those leaving on Rocky Mountaineer, a transfer from your hotel to the train station is included.
  • For those leaving on VIA Rail, please take a taxi from your hotel. If you are staying at Whistler’s Inn, your hotel is located directly across the street from the station. If you are staying at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, shuttle service is provided complimentary of your hotel.
  • For those leaving in a guided tour, your driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel front door.

Restaurant Recommendations:

We know we are in a foodies’ haven and there are more to discover but here you will find a short list of our preferred restaurants in Jasper:

Cassios Italian Restaurant ~ Canada Rail Staff favorite. Family owned, relaxed casual atmosphere and located in central downtown Jasper.
Address: 602 Connaught Drive

The Raven Bistro ~ Upscale dining, featuring Canadian fare with a Moroccan flair. Reservations are recommended, as the dining room is fairly small.
Address: 504 Patricia Street

Bears Paw Bakery ~ The scent wafting through the air will help you find it. This bakery offers a selection of sandwiches and lunch items in addition to their artisanal baked goods. Fantastic scones!
Address: 4 Pyramid Road

Earls Jasper ~ Typical chain restaurant, good option if it is a nice day and you’re looking to have lunch or dinner on the upstairs patio
Address ~ 600 Patricia Street

North Face Pizza ~ Good takeaway option close to the train station for those looking to avoid Skeena train’s terrible cold lunches. Best pizza and Poutine in town
Address: 618 Connaught Drive

Jasper Brewing Co. ~ Featuring six signature beers brewed on-site, they served top quality pub food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere
Address: 624 Connaught Drive

Sightseeing Recommendations:

Within the town of Jasper one can enjoy relaxing walks on both Patricia Street and Connaught Drive discovering the centre of this beautiful railway town, the Two Brothers Totem Pole, Locomotive 6015, The Chaba Theatre or the Athabasca hotel are some of the historic sites you will see. Here are a few of other things to see and do around Jasper:

Maligne Canyon: carved by millions of years of erosion on its limestone bed and boasting depths of up to 50 metres and spectacular waterfalls is easily discovered through a network of easy hiking trails a few minutes from the townsite.

Patricia and Pyramid lakes: Patricia and Pyramid Lakes are located just north of the town of Jasper. To find them, follow the Pyramid Lake trail from town. The road dead ends at the Pyramid Lake, which has a small island you can walk out to and explore via a footbridge. Both lakes are scenic and backed by mountains, including the rust colored Pyramid Mountain.

Edith and Annette lakes: a short distance from Jasper town site and also known as the Kettle lakes or the Rocky Mountain Beaches, these underground river system fed lakes are relatively shallow, allowing them to warm for comfortable swimming each summer.

Rent a bike: all of the above sites and more are easily discover by electric bike, put your helmet on and enjoy Jasper National Park.

Jasper Skytram: After boarding the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada, prepare to be amazed as you gain a brand new perspective of Jasper’s stunning National Park from the top of Whistler’s mountain.