“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jasper is one of the highlight National Parks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and it also happens to be the largest. I’d describe Jasper as more secluded and “wild” than Banff. Although it does still offer the same spectacular views and charm.
If you’re looking for a quiet(er) vacation in the mountains, Jasper is your place. Unlike Banff’s 4, 000 000 annual visitors, Jasper sees around 2, 000 000.
I’ve visited Jasper multiple times and I’ve embarked on some pretty amazing adventures. I’ve compiled all my adventures and put together this guide to help you plan the perfect trip to Jasper.
Jasper Guides & Hiking Resources
- ICEFIELDS PARKWAY: Literally Everything to do/see & Tips for Driving (Banff to Jasper)
- How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Jasper National Park
- 9 Best Things To Do In Jasper National Park
- 7 Beautiful Alpine Lakes In Jasper National Park You Can’t Miss
- Off The Beaten Path Adventures In Jasper National Park: 5 Incredible Destinations & Activities
- Edith Cavell Hike – Jasper National Park
- Maligne Canyon: Hiking In Winter & Summer – Jasper National Park
- Valley Of The Five Lakes Hike – Jasper National Park
- Sulphur Skyline Trail – Jasper National Park
- Maligne Lake Canoe Trip – The Ultimate Adventure in Jasper National Park
Banff National Park is Jasper’s southern neighbour. Located just 3 hours down the Icefields Parkway you’ll find the famed mountains, hiking trails, and alpine lakes of this A-list National Park.
Yoho is 1/4 of the Rocky Mountain National Parks and offers a significantly quieter mountain getaway than Banff or Jasper. Here you can find mystical waterfalls, striking lakes, and huge mountains.