Top Ten Jasper Activities
CANOEING Curly Phillips Boathouse at Maligne Lake offers canoe and kayak rentals. You can also visit the Boathouse at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and spend an afternoon canoeing Lac Beauvert. Pyramid Lake is another popular spot for canoeing.
FISHING Maligne Lake is stocked with rainbow and brook trout. Medicine Lake offers fishing for rainbow trout in the spring and fall, when the streams running away from the lakebed are at their lowest. Some of the best fishing is also found in Maligne River.
GOLFING The Stanley Thompson-designed golf course of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is both scenic and challenging—SCOREGolf magazine rated it as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada.
HELICOPTER TOURS Helicopter tours take you high above for a birds-eye view of the Rocky Mountains. High Country Helicopter Tours, www.hcheli.com.
HIKING With a well-connected system of nearly 1,000 km of hiking trails, Jasper is the perfect place to experience nature while avoiding crowds.
JASPER SKYTRAM The Jasper Skytram is a great way to get to the viewspots! Two tram cars buzz up the mountain to a height of 8,200 ft to a licensed restaurant and hiking trails.
MALIGNE LAKE The second largest glacier-fed lake in the world, Maligne Lake is the oldest attraction in the park. Find fishing, hiking and canoeing, along with boat tours of the area.
MOUNTAIN BIKING Jasper National Park has what might be one of the best well-connected and well-maintained mountain biking trail systems in the world. There are hundreds of kilometres of trails for bikers of all levels.
RIVER RAFTING Whether you want to float down the historic Athabasca River, or shoot the rapids of the Sunwapta & Athabasca Rivers in a whitewater raft, JNP has the adventure you've been looking for, and rafting tour companies abound in this area.
SPIRIT ISLAND CRUISE Reader’s Digest has crowned Maligne Lake’s 90-minute boat tour to Spirit Island as the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada.” Interpretive tours depart every hour on the hour (in summer) using glass-enclosed, heated cruise boats. malignelake.com