Free Things To Do in Jasper National Park
- #1View all PhotosfreeMaligne Lake#1 in Jasper National ParkBeaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPENDBeaches, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPEND...Read More »
The second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world, Maligne Lake enchants travelers with its brilliant turquoise waters and stunning skylines. Anyone who wants to trek to Maligne Lake should take the time to visit the lake's Spirit Island as well, which is one of the most famous views of the Canadian Rockies in the world. The lake sits east of the Icefields Parkway in the southern portion of the park, and travelers can access the area with their own car, in an excursion bus or even as part of a motorcycle tour. (To book a motorcycle tour, check out the Jasper Motorcycle Tours website.) Once at the lake, visitors can take advantage of a variety of tours and excursions, or just explore the area independently.
- #4View all PhotosfreeMaligne Canyon#4 in Jasper National ParkHiking, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPENDHiking, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPEND...Read More »
A narrow chasm located about 7 miles north of downtown Jasper, Maligne Canyon winds slightly less than a mile through Jasper National Park. The stunning canyon reaches a depth of more than 150 feet, while some sections are as narrow as 7 feet. In addition to the unique geological aspects of the area, the canyon is surprisingly green, with an immense amount of plant life.
- #5View all Photos#5 in Jasper National ParkBeaches, Hiking, Recreation, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPENDBeaches, Hiking, Recreation, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPEND...Read More »
Situated across the Athabasca River and just north of downtown Jasper, lakes Annette and Edith are great spots for a leisurely jaunt or a full-fledged adventure. Travelers can spend a day picnicking and grilling, relaxing in the park's signature red Adirondack chairs and hiking the various trails.
- #6View all PhotosfreeAthabasca Falls#6 in Jasper National ParkHiking, Sightseeing, FreeTYPE1 to 2 hoursTIME TO SPENDHiking, Sightseeing, FreeTYPE1 to 2 hoursTIME TO SPEND...Read More »
Athabasca Falls offers incredible views from an easily accessible location, adjacent to the Icefields Parkway and about 20 miles south of downtown Jasper. There is parking a short walk away from the falls, so this is an easy option for travelers searching for a stress-free excursion. While the water may not actually fall too far (about 75 feet) the falls are known for their torrential flow. Photographers particularly appreciate the falls for the array of viewing areas and surrounding trails.
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