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. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Jasper has to offer.

What to do in Jasper

Top activities & attractions in Jasper

Where to Eat in Jasper

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Nook Chophouse - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (1 Old Lodge Rd) and Harvest Food & Drink (616 Patricia St.) are great picks.

When to visit Jasper

Jasper in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 128
1 night at 3-star hotel
Jasper in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 128
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


When flying to Jasper, you’ll arrive at Edmonton (YEG), which is located 304 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Jasper include Air Canada, Air France and Aeromexico.


VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Jasper. The train journey from Jasper to Winnipeg takes 24h 20m and costs around C$ 259 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about C$ 211 for a 26h 50m trip. The train station in Jasper is called Jasper, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.


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 Thrifty and Turo, among others, in Edmonton.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Jasper, including Red Arrow, Cold Shot and Rider Express. From Red Deer, the bus ride to Jasper takes 121 km and will cost you around C$ 33. From Calgary, the ticket costs about C$ 149 for a journey of 274 km.

Airports near Jasper

Airlines serving Jasper

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,202 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,066 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
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Where to stay in Jasper

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

Where to stay in popular areas of Jasper

Most booked hotels in Jasper

Stars Inn Edmonton Airport
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 90+
Best Western Premier Denham Inn & Suites
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 137+
Pyramid Lake Resort
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 236+
Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 125+
Park Inn by Radisson Leduc
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 78+
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 309+
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Renting a car in Jasper

Renting a car in Jasper costs C$ 69 per day, on average, or C$ 276 if you want to rent it for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 17% cheaper than airport locations in Jasper.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 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$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. The most frequently booked car type in Jasper is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Volkswagen Jetta or similar) are, on average, 72% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.