Jasper National Park of Canada

Jasper National Park

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VISIT Jasper National Park:

Park Details

Jasper National Park was established in 1907, and has a total area of 2,774,400 acres (4,335 square miles, or 11,232 square kilometers).

Address Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
HoursOpen year-round
Entrance FeeFree-$11 per day, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Jasper National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Jasper National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Jasper National Park are July, June, August & September.

Park Visits59,60055,80077,800153,100148,200184,700450,400451,700342,90072,00052,60051,100
Avg Temp293236445564707061473328
Max Temp394145597176828275634340
Avg Temp141622314047525143342214
Min Temp-14-70152736403931150-10
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Jasper National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Jasper National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Jasper, Yoho and Banff6879

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Jasper National Park.

Kootenay National Park54 km
Glacier National Park85 km
Yoho National Park93 km
Mount Revelstoke National Park99 km
Banff National Park104 km
Waterton Lakes National Park188 km
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area299 km
Glacier National Park324 km
North Cascades National Park378 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Jasper National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%49 km
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,218 ft88%73 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%78 km
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%81 km
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%93 km
RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC7,300 ft97%98 km
Lake LouiseLake Louise, AB8,652 ft64%101 km
Mount NorquayBanff, AB8,038 ft47%108 km
Fortress Mountain ResortKananaskis, AB8,400 ft56%118 km
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%123 km
Nakiska SkiKananaskis, AB7,415 ft58%124 km
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%138 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Jasper National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Jasper National Park.

Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB206 km
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB371 km
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC480 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA533 km
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR705 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Jasper National Park.

Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC139 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC160 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC194 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC236 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC252 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB311 km
Glacier Park International AirportFCAKalispell, MT321 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.

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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.