Jasper travel guide

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You're Going to Love Jasper

Jasper is a must-see destination in Alberta, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Jasper to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Jasper

If you’re looking for affordable options, Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen (Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake Road) and Stone Peak Restaurant - Overlander Mountain Lodge (27010 Hwy 16 W) are great picks.

When to visit Jasper

Jasper in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 148
1 night at 3-star hotel
Jasper in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 148
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Jasper in July, when the average temperature is 15 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as -13 °C, with an average temperature of -9 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 65 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Jasper, with an average rainfall of 14 mm.

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How to Get to Jasper

Plane

When flying to Jasper, you’ll arrive at Edmonton (YEG), which is located 304 km from the city centre

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Jasper. The train journey from Jasper to Saskatoon takes 10h 00m and costs around C$ 92 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winnipeg, expect to pay about C$ 194 for a 24h 20m trip. The train station in Jasper is called Jasper, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Jasper is to pick up a car rental from Edmonton, which is about 315 km from Jasper. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Edmonton.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Jasper, including Rider Express, Cold Shot and Red Arrow. From Calgary, the bus ride to Jasper takes 274 km and will cost you around C$ 71. From Fort McMurray, the ticket costs about C$ 11 for a journey of 475 km.

Plane

When flying to Jasper, you’ll arrive at Edmonton (YEG), which is located 304 km from the city centre

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Jasper. The train journey from Jasper to Saskatoon takes 10h 00m and costs around C$ 92 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winnipeg, expect to pay about C$ 194 for a 24h 20m trip. The train station in Jasper is called Jasper, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Jasper is to pick up a car rental from Edmonton, which is about 315 km from Jasper. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Edmonton.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Jasper, including Rider Express, Cold Shot and Red Arrow. From Calgary, the bus ride to Jasper takes 274 km and will cost you around C$ 71. From Fort McMurray, the ticket costs about C$ 11 for a journey of 475 km.

Airports near Jasper

Airlines serving Jasper

Lufthansa
Good (4,697 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (954 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,589 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,597 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,268 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (491 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,116 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,961 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,437 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,940 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (227 reviews)
Finnair
Good (863 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,729 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (516 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (195 reviews)
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Where to stay in Jasper

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include The Crimson Jasper and Athabasca Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Jasper

Most booked hotels in Jasper

Quality Inn & Suites Edmonton International Airport
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 93+
Jasper Inn & Suites By Innhotels
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 278+
Park Inn by Radisson Leduc
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 93+
Chateau Jasper
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 274+
Radisson Hotel Edmonton Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 98+
Forest Park Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 270+

Renting a car in Jasper

Renting a car in Jasper costs C$ 58 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 40% cheaper than airport locations in Jasper.

Expect to pay C$ 1.89 per litre in Jasper (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.66 and C$ 30.22. The most frequently booked car type in Jasper is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Volkswagen Polo or similar) are, on average, 55% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Jasper costs C$ 58 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 40% cheaper than airport locations in Jasper.

Expect to pay C$ 1.89 per litre in Jasper (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.66 and C$ 30.22. The most frequently booked car type in Jasper is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Volkswagen Polo or similar) are, on average, 55% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.