Jasper is located in Jasper National Park which is the largest of the 6
mountain parks. It was named after a trading post which was established
here in the 1800's and managed by Jasper Hawse. "Jasper House"
has since been shortened to Jasper.
Jasper is different than its
sister town, Banff, to the south. Jasper is smaller and much less
commercial. It is not uncommon to see wildlife in the town. Visitors
have remarked at watching a deer manicuring the lawn outside the
restaurant they were visiting. Such is the experience in Jasper!
MAP OF JASPER NATIONAL PARK
JASPER FROM WHISTLERS
NEARBY MOUNT ROBSON, BC
Alberta - RATS!!
Did you know the province of Alberta is rat free and is the largest
rat free area in the World. If you do see a rat ask if he/she
is in politics!!
Those wishing to travel to the
Rockies by train from Eastern and Central Canada arrive in Jasper
and can continue through the Rockies, past Mount Robson to Vancouver
on the Pacific Coast. There is no trans-continental train service
to Banff, although the Rocky Mountaineer is a beautiful train
journey between Banff and Vancouver, B.C.
SIGHTSEEING NEAR JASPER