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“Jasper, great place to HQ a trip”
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
27 reviews
11 helpful votes
“Jasper, great place to HQ a trip”
Reviewed 27 February 2008

My wife and I spent a week in September in Jasper using our hotel as base for jaunts to the hiking trails and sights that abound in the Canadian Rockies. Jasper is pretty small, but has many decent places to eat and you can walk from one end of the "business district" to the other in about 30 minutes. The town is bult along the tracks of the railroad and you will see some long.... really long.... freight trains a couple of times a day. Via Rail's luxury passenger trains stop here. We stayed at the Bear Hill Lodge on the East side of town. The lodge has kitchens so we would shop at Robinson's a local supermarket for breakfast items and snacks. I'd stay there again easily!

After a day of hiking and sightseeing we would come "home", rest a bit then walk to dinner out in one of the many local restaurants.

We saw elk in town near the RR tracks. Also mountain goats (or are they sheep?) and coyote while driving around. Wanted to see a bear, but not a one showed up.

The lakes, rivers, waterfalls and Glaciated peaks are beautiful. The view from the Jasper Tram back on the town is spectacular.

A few "must dos" are walk Maligne Canyon from "5th bridge" to the Maligne Canyon Visitor center, take the Jasper Tram, watch a freight train pass thru Jasper at the train station, hike near Mt Edith Cavell, drive the Yellowhead Highway to Mt Robson in BC.

2 Thank steverinoh
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1 review
2 helpful votes
“maligne valley+maligne canyon experience!”
Reviewed 23 November 2007

on sat.10/11/07 our tour bus from u.k. stopped in jasper for 2 nights, i thought it was how i imagined a real 'rockies town' to be like. we took a guided tour of maligne lake in the morning and walked the maligne canyon in the afternoon both of which were spectacular, only one thing that was missing, the waterfalls in the canyon were not frozen yet came a month too early!! must go back to see them some time. overall my visit to jasper though brief was most interesting with lots of things to see, it was made more interesting by the local knowledge of our guide for the day Ditre, many thanks from the welsh lady.

2 Thank brewsterWales
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Canada's true treasure”
Reviewed 23 August 2007

Jasper is probably the last opportunity you will have to see a Glacier in a pristine condition. Global warming is having a profound effect on all glaciers. This glacier is protected by the Canadian Rockies and appears to be melting at a much slower rate than the glaciers elsewhere in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to see this before climatic changes takes it away from us.

1 Thank raven77735
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Kent, England
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
64 helpful votes
“Jasper in Winter”
Reviewed 5 January 2007

My trip to Canada over the Christmas break was split into a two centre break taking in Banff and Jasper.
I think my trip to Jasper would have been better had I not been to Banff first. Banff ran like clockwork and the whole week was great.
Jasper ran on "Jasper-Time" and was far more remote than Banff.
Despite this Japser was a great town to visit with plenty to keep me occupied even though I do not ski. Snow-mobiling, dog-sledding and a trip to the Meligne Canyon should not be missed. An hours walk from Japser town to the Japer Park Lodge was also very rewarding for the wildlife spotted along the way including the Elk. Once at the lodge you can ice-skate around their frozen lake and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate around the fire side.
A great place but be prepared to take life slowly over a beer in the Whistle-stop Pub!

1 Thank Late-Starter-7
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