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A Summer Day in Jasper National Park:
What To Do in Seven, Four or 2 Hours

Jasper National Park is filled with exciting adventures and scenic routes that are waiting to be explored during your visit. Whether you have the day to spend or just a few hours, get the most out of your time by checking out some amazing sights during your stop. So, what is there to do in Jasper? We have provided activities that are fit for various durations of time spent in the park.

Two Hours or Less

Jasper Skytram

Just quickly stopping in Jasper for a short time? No worries, the Jasper Skytram has you covered. You’ll be swept off your feet on a seven-minute ride to the top of Whistler’s Mountain where you can take in breathtaking views. Your Skytram Guide will provide you with a narrated tour while you ride on the longest and highest aerial tramway in the Rocky Mountains! 

Once at the top, you can choose to enjoy the scenery from the visitor’s centre or hike to the mountain’s summit. Stay as long or as short as you like since you’ll be able to ride the Skytram back down the mountain when you’re ready. You can expect to set aside about one to three hours for this activity. 

Four Hours

Maligne Canyon hiking tour bridge

If you’re planning to spend a portion of your day in Jasper, check out the Maligne Canyon Hiking Tour. On this hiking tour, your guide will take you to explore the deepest accessible canyon in the Rockies! Sights that you’ll see on your adventure include spectacular waterfalls, beautiful bridges and rushing water through the canyon. Indulge in nature while learning about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst Topography and the mystery of the disappearing Medicine Lake.

At the end of your hiking tour, a shuttle service will pick you up and bring you back up to the top of the canyon so you don’t have to hike up the steep ascent.  This tour is about three and half hours long with hotel pickup and drop-off options available.

The Sunrise Sightseeing & Wildlife Tour is a great adventure to take on if you’re stopping in Jasper for the morning and leaving in the afternoon. On this tour, you will experience the calm and quiet features of Jasper, offering once-in-a-lifetime views and amazing photography opportunities. Watch the illuminating lights of the lake as sunrise turns to day and witness the magical reflections of snow-capped peaks. You’ll also be offered coffee and a light breakfast on this early-morning experience. Visit favourite local sights on this three-hour tour that is accessible for all ages and skill levels. 

Seven Hours

Two bighorn sheep in the grass with craggy rocks in the background.

There are so many extraordinary Jasper hikes to explore if you’re planning on visiting for the day.  The “Premium” Maligne Valley & Wildlife Tour is a great option for a summer day trip spent in the park. This afternoon tour through the Maligne Valley stop at the remarkable Medicine Lake. You’ll then have the choice to experience the picturesque Maligne Lake up close during an afternoon cruise, or learn about the area on a guided hike along the shore. 

After returning to the chalet, explore the lakeside trails or take an opportunity to capture some marvellous photos of the scenery. The Wildlife Discovery tour will begin as dusk falls and the wildlife emerges. Experience wildlife in a whole new way on this two-hour adventure. Near the end of the tour, you’ll visit the Maligne Canyon where you can look over the deepest part of the canyon. The total duration of this tour is about seven hours and is perfect for all skill levels and ages!

With all of these exciting options, your time in Jasper National Park will be one to remember. No matter how much time you have, there are so many possibilities for adventuring the Rocky Mountains with SunDog Tours.

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