Jasper, Alberta

Jasper is a town in Jasper National Park in the Alberta Rockies region of Alberta, Canada. It is located 362 kilometers (225 mi) west of Edmonton and 290 kilometers (180 mi) north of Banff, Alberta, with the Icefields Parkway connecting the Jasper townsite to Lake Louise in Banff National Park.

Jasper offers a more peaceful experience than busy Banff. The major tourist destinations including Maligne Lake, The Columbia Icefields and Miette Hot Springs.

Things to See & Do

* Jasper Tramway
* Miette Hot Springs
* Maligne Lake & Canyon
* Anthabasca Falls
* Mount Robson

General Information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English & French
Land Area – 925.52 km²
Population – 4,265 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Transport Links – Most visitors to Jasper enter via Edmonton. Edmonton International Airport provides services to and from most major Canadian centers, many American cities and a daily service to London.

Jasper railway station is served by Via Rail with two passenger services. The Canadian and the Jasper – Prince Rupert train both operate three times per week

Greyhound buses service Edmonton from all major Canadian cities. There is also a premium service between Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray with Red Arrow Motorcoach.

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