Fun Times Await at Jasper National Park

Emerald Lake, Canada

All national parks have some sort of significance and fun times that await their visitors. But with so many options, it can be difficult to decide just what to do when visiting.

Check out this list of fun activities to try while visiting Jasper national park.

Take a Hike

Hiking Mount Fitzwilliam trail in Jasper National park, Alberta, Canada Things to do in Jasper National Park
Hiking Mount Fitzwilliam trail in Jasper National park, Alberta, Canada

With the sites to see while visiting Jasper National Park, it would be a shame not to go for a walk. Grab your gear and go hiking, walking, or biking through Jasper National Park, which has plenty of routes that are safe and fun for all who would like to enjoy. With the number of trails Jasper National Park has to offer, you’re going to want to make an adventure of it. You can even go camping overnight or come back the next day to discover a new trail!

View the wildlife

Grizzly Bear in the wild Canadian Rockies at Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Grizzly Bear in the wild Canadian Rockies at Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

What’s a great national park without unique wildlife to view? Witness caribou, elk, moose, mountain goats, and much more in their natural element as you discover and sightsee through this national park. Whether you like to go alone or book a tour, you’re sure to find wildlife at every corner.

Go Rafting, Canoeing, and Other Water Sports

Canoeing in the lake
Canoeing in the lake

If you’d rather be out in the water than on land, Jasper National Park offers activities for that too! This national park allows visitors to go swimming, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and just about any water activity you can fathom. They have Hot Springs for those who would like to relax in the scenic nature. There also tour guides who can take you to view the many lakes and rivers the national park has to offer.

Shopping

Banff Avenue in Alberta, Canada
Banff Avenue in Alberta, Canada

Of course, any tourist or visitor would like to bring back a souvenir to remember their wonderful experience in Jasper. Jasper National Park has plenty of unique boutiques and outdoor stores that have items that not only can you take back home with you, but some are used while touring the park. Plenty of their shops and boutiques are locally owned and ran. 

Eating and Drinking

Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen
Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen

When visiting somewhere new, it is always a plus when you can try the local eatery and enjoy it. Jasper National Park has Canadian-inspired dishes from pubs to elegant cafés. You won’t be disappointed with the many options they have to offer. While they have unique dining options such as The Pines restaurant in Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen, they also have food that most people will be familiar with, such as Jasper Pizza Place.

This shortlist of fun activities to do while visiting Jasper National Park is only the tip of the iceberg. If you happen to visit this park, take the time to see what all it has to offer. There is so much to do regardless of the time of year you go to visit Jasper National Park.

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