Curious about where Jasper National Park is, or maybe you’re planning to visit but don’t know where how to get to Jasper? You’ve come to the right place! As one of Jasper National Park’s top tour and transportation companies, we know everything you need to know about how to get to Jasper National Park and where it is, plus some extra tips to help you plan your trip.
Read on for SunDog Tours’ guide to getting to Jasper National Park.
Where Is Jasper National Park?
If you’ve never been to Jasper National Park before, or maybe you’ve only ever heard of the park but haven’t tried to track it down until now, it can be a bit confusing figuring out where it is. But to keep it simple, Jasper National Park is a park located in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.
The thing about the Canadian Rockies, however, is that they’re huge and cover a large portion of Alberta. If you’ve never been to Canada (or perhaps you live here but have simply gotten used to it) our country is large and spread out, and it can quickly get lost in translation just how big the Rockies and our wilderness is. Plus, many national parks often get confused with Jasper, including Banff National Park. And to top it all off, Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and spreads across 11,000 square kilometres of land.
So while it’s simple enough to say we’re in the Canadian Rockies, it probably isn’t accurate enough to help you find us.
To be more accurate, Jasper National Park is a stretch of mountains right by the Alberta and British Columbia borders, between the town of Valemount, BC and Hinton, AB. Jasper National Park is just north of Banff National Park, both making up the Canadian Rocky Mountains’ UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the middle of Jasper National Park is the town of Jasper, which sits where Highway 93 and Highway 16 cross together in the Rocky Mountains.
For reference, the town of Jasper is just under a 5-hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, on Highway 93 headed north, about 4 hours from Edmonton on Highway 16, and 3.5 hours from Banff.
While this may seem far from major cities, it is well worth the visit and is one of Canada’s top sights to see. A truly bucket list-worthy place to cross off your list, Jasper National Park is worth the effort to get to it. It also helps that there are so many options and tours to get you to and from the park.
How To Get To Jasper National Park
There are a few ways to get to Jasper National Park depending on where you’re coming from.
For instance, you can drive yourself, whether with your vehicle or a rental, to the park and town of Jasper. Taking either Highway 93 North or Highway 16 (going West or East depending on your starting point) will get you to the town of Jasper and Jasper National Park.
However, if you’re travelling internationally to Jasper National Park, flying into Edmonton or Calgary to get to Jasper, travelling in the winter and want to avoid unsafe driving conditions, or don’t have access to a vehicle, you might need to consider other options of transportation. Plus, sometimes it helps to simplify your travel plans if you book transportation services, instead of figuring out how to get there yourself.
There are a few options to get you to Jasper National Park, including SunDog Tours shuttle and transportation services. Here’s a quick list of some convenient, comfortable options to help you get to Jasper National Park:
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Visiting Jasper National Park With SunDog Tours
Now that you know where Jasper National Park is and how to get here, it’s time to plan your trip to Jasper National Park!
If you’re craving a real mountain adventure, then Jasper National Park is the place for you, and we’ve got the tours to help you experience the best parts of our beautiful park. Check out our summer tours and winter tours to see what type of tours you want to book, or read through our Guide to Jasper for more tips and information about visiting Jasper.