“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jasper is an absolute gem in the Canadian Rockies and it also happens to be the largest National Park! 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.
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Explore Destinations Nearby
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 superstar 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 magical waterfalls, striking lakes, and HUGE mountains.