Activities in Jasper
Whether here in the middle of Summer, the start of Fall or Spring, or in the middle of Winter, no one should ever get bored in Jasper. Whether passive or adventurous, there is a wealth of attractions to visit and an abundance of activities to partake in.
Sun Dog Tour Company is Jasper’s central reservations operator for guided tours, activities and transportation. They have an abundance of information about all the most exciting activities and events in the area and specialize in making your time in the mountains unforgettable.
Another excellent company is the Maligne Lake Ticket Office who offer a myriad of activities for Jasper visitors aside from their world-famous Spirit Island Scenic Cruise.
Maligne Lake and Spirit Island are amongst that elite world-famous collection of Rocky Mountain landmarks that so epitomize Canada. Reader’s Digest has crowned Maligne Lake’s 90-minute Boat Tour to Spirit Island as the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada”.
Canoes, kayaks and aluminum rowboats may be rented from the historic Maligne Lake Boathouse, a registered Alberta Heritage Building. A quiet paddle on beautiful Maligne Lake is a great way for the whole family to spend a summers’ day.
At the Jasper Skytram, over 6 million visitors have enjoyed guided tours to the top of Whistlers Mountain on Canada’s longest and highest aerial tramway tour at an elevation of 7,500 feet above sea level. Don’t miss a visit to the hottest mineral springs in the Rockies! Miette Hot Springs features two outdoor mineral pools and two cool pools. Fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities and great mountain views and hikes.
The Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier.
A few miles up the road takes you to the newest attraction in the National Parks. Glacier Skywalk is an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop.
The Jasper Activity Centre features an ice arena, racquetball, squash and tennis courts, a skatepark and meeting/convention facilities. The Jasper Aquatic & Fitness Centre features a swimming pool and waterslide, spacious fitness facilities and an indoor climbing gym.
Located in crystal clear Patricia Lake, Jasper Dive Adventures offers a unique underwater experience for visitors. You can learn to dive or take a guided tour to the WWII wreck, code named “Project Habbakuk”!
Horseback rides are an enjoyable way to see Jasper and the surrounding area. Jasper Riding Stables offers Guided horse rides on Pyramid Bench and along side Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and you can rent horses by the hour or the day. They also feature horse drawn carriage rides in the summer and sleigh rides in the winter