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3 Ways to Explore Jasper National Park Safely in Summer 2021

When planning your visit to Jasper National Park, it’s important to consider how to ensure your trip is safe during COVID-19. This is not only to protect you and those you are traveling with, but also to protect the community in Jasper. But don’t think you have to give up adventure to safely explore—your summer in Jasper will be as exciting as ever with SunDog Tours’ outdoor adventures. 

Hiker with a green backpack starts up a trail

Restriction Information

Stay up-to-date with Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines to alter your plans for visiting Jasper this summer. By referencing Alberta’s enhanced public health measures, you can have a better idea of what precautions you’ll have to take during your stay. Since there are different restrictions depending on the pandemic status in the province, you can refer to the public health orders to ensure your plans for travelling adhere to guidelines.

There are many simple ways that you can make your trip is safe. Taking these measures will not only benefit the health of you and your family, but also those you will come in contact with. Guides, accommodation staff, and other visitors are all people you may see on your trip. Use the prevention and protection measures suggested by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to assist with keeping yourself and others safe this summer. 

Safe Tour and Activity Options

Hiking is a great type of outdoor activity that usually follows pandemic guidelines. SunDog Tours provides guests with exciting summer hiking tour adventure options. These tours are perfect for your summer in Jasper where you’ll need to be planning for more outdoor activities. 

1. Hike by the Maligne Canyon

Spirit Island at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park

The Maligne Canyon Hiking Tour takes guests on a journey to explore the deepest accessible canyon in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst topography and the mystery of the disappearing Medicine Lake from your experienced guide. The unforgettable sights of the rushing water and scenic waterfalls can be viewed from the bridges that you’ll be venturing on your tour! A shuttle service is also included in this amazing tour.

Venture through the “Wonders of Jasper” on the Maligne Valley Tour. This tour highlights nature, scenic trails and geological voyage. It also offers a glimpse of wildlife in Jasper. You’ll experience a guided walk at Maligne Canyon to explore the fascinating waterfalls. The exploration continues with a brief stop at Medicine Lake and then you’re off to the final stop, Maligne Lake. After taking in the views of the picturesque lake, get on a cruise to the world-famous Spirit Island. On the island you can enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop. This tour is fantastic for all ages and skill levels! 

2. Wake Up Early for a Sunrise Hike in Jasper

Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park

Experience an extraordinary hike in Jasper National Park on the Sunrise Sightseeing and Wildlife Tour. Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast while watching the illuminating light off of the lake. You’ll see the magic of the mirroring reflections of the snow-capped peaks on the lake. The tour provides a perfect opportunity to tune into the quiet and calm sounds of nature. This wildlife and photography tour offers many chances to capture magnificent photos that can only be seen in the early morning. 

3. View Wildlife in their Natural Habitat 

Black bear emerges from green brush

SunDog’s Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour gives guests the chance to see wildlife in their natural surroundings. Adventuring alongside an informational guide will provide you with a unique experience. You’ll be able to see the wild animals that live in the park while learning about them. Wildlife that you may see on your tour include elk, deer, bear, moose, mountain goats and more! On the tour you’ll also be able to explore the lesser-known scenic locations in the Athabasca Valley.

Conclusion

There are so many ways you can discover the breathtaking views of the Rockies on Jasper hikes. Whether it’s waking up early to experience a calm sunrise or exploring wildlife, hiking provides a safe way to venture through Jasper National Park this summer.

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