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Travel Tuesdays: Jasper

And we’re back this week with another Canadian destination for our Travel Tuesday feature! Unlike Vancouver, Jasper is a small town nestled in the mountains in Alberta. It attracts people from all over the world due to the ski resort (Marmot Basin), and the charm of living in a National Park, with all the wildlife and scenery.

Where to Stay

Since Jasper can get quite popular during the busy seasons (winter for skiing/snowboarding and summer for camping), we recommend booking your hotel in advance! There are plenty of options for stays, but with the popularity of the scenic town, hotels and B&Bs can get booked up quite quickly.

Some of our favourite places to stay in Jasper are:

Marmot Basin is an alpine ski resort located in Jasper. It boasts 91 runs on four mountain faces, and three chair lifts. Parking is available, however we recommend carpooling or arriving early to secure a good spot.

The chalet features a family-friendly bar and restaurant, as well as a cafeteria with plenty of seating. For beginners and the out-of-seasoners, lessons are available and rentals can be tried in the rental shop.

The Jasper Skytram takes you up Whistlers Mountain where you can overlook gorgeous vistas over mountain ranges up to 80km away!

If you visit on a clearer day, you may even spot the white pyramid of Mount Robson nearby.

Since you are surrounded by lakes in Jasper, whitewater rafting is quite popular in the summer. You can opt for guided rafting tours, kayaking and canoeing, and so much more.

With mountains all around you, people flock to Jasper for it’s hiking trails. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just looking for a leisurely walk with some family or friends, you’ll experience some of the best trails with unbeatable views.

Hiking and rock climbing tours are available from in-town vendors, and will allow you to safely scale the mountains with a local guide.

After you finish a round, head into the lodge for an upscale lunch or dinner.

Local Eats

After all that adventuring, you’re bound to be hungry! Feed your hunger and quench your thirst at some local restaurants and bars within the town.

Some of our go-to’s are:

Camping in Jasper is a must-do! However, you want to book your spots in advance as they tend to sell out super quick. Whether you’re looking for a spot to pitch a tent, or more glamping style in a RV or trailer, you’re bound to find some unbeatable spots.

We do suggest educating yourself in wilderness and wildlife safety, as Jasper is home to quite a few bears, wolves, elk, and more.

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