Visitor Information: Jasper National Park Information Center, housed in the historic 1914 building that originally housed park administration offices, offers maps, brochures, permits and visitor information plus a gift shop. Open year-round; phone 780-852-6176; email. Townsite and park headquarters for Jasper National Park. A year-round international tourist destination, Jasper offers accommodations ranging from bungalows to luxury lodges like the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. A wide variety of places to eat and drink in town, including Jasper Brewing Co., the first brewery to open within a Canadian national park. There is also fun shopping in the compact, pedestrian-friendly town center.
Public parking for cars and RVs available along Connaught Drive. There is a dedicated RV/trailer parking lot on Hazel Avenue between Connaught Drive and Yellowhead Highway 16.
Jasper’s Marmot Basin is a popular ski area in winter. Jasper also offers a variety of summer activities, such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, river rafting, and boating, as well as such well known attractions as the Jasper Skytram, Miette Hot Springs pools, scenic Pyramid Lake and boat tours on Maligne Lake. Central to Jasper is the train station, and VIA Rail offers train tours to Dunster and McBride.
Jasper National Park campgrounds nearest to Jasper are located on Highway 93/Icefields Parkway south of town: Whistlers (781 sites) is 1.5 miles/2.4 km; Wapiti (363 sites) is 2.6 miles/4.2 km; and Wabasso (231 sites) is 4.6 miles/7.4 km south on Highway 93, then 5.6 miles/9 km southwest on 93A. These are very popular campgrounds; reserve ahead. These campgrounds are usually open May 1 to the first or second week in October. East of Jasper on Yellowhead 16 are Snaring River (62 sites), 8.5 miles/13.7 km, and Pocahontas (140 sites), 28 miles/45 km, on Miette Hot Springs Road.