Jasper, Canada is an extraordinarily beautiful region of Alberta, whose mountainous skyline is enough to make even the most seasoned traveller take a step back. Largely encompassed by the boundaries of the Jasper National Park, the region is completely unspoilt, remaining home to wild mountain sheep, elk, bears and even wolves.
The Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Rocky Mountains. The best way to see wildlife from a lodging in Jasper, Canada, is by taking one of the hiking or horse riding tours through the beautiful Jasper National Park. Driving tours of Jasper National Park are fantastic too, giving you a great opportunity to see wildlife, but nothing can compare the feeling of sharing the environment with the animals, feeling the wind on your face and the grass beneath your feet while you see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Those looking for a little extra adrenaline rush during their trip can also white water raft on the Athabasca and Sunwapta Rivers.
The majestic wildernesses of the Jasper National Park are a nature lovers dream. The Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most impressive mountain roads, is a fantastic route to take from any Jasper lodging, Canada, with a great range of spots from which to view wildlife, start mountain trails of go fishing on one of the stunning, glass-like glacial lakes. During your tour of the Jasper National Park, make sure you visit Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon, the Columbia Icefield, the Sunwapta Falls, Mount Edith Cavell and the Miette Hotpsrings, each offering something new and totally inspiring, although during your stay in a self catering Jasper cabin you will find your own little piece of heaven.
During the winter, the Jasper ski area comes alive. Marmot Basin in the Jasper ski area has access to over 1,500 acres of the Rocky Mountains, and has been voted among the very best ski terrains in the whole of Canada. Whether you are a skier or snowboarder, you will find an excellent challenge, regardless of whether this is your first time on the snow or you 100th.
The town of Jasper itself is a wonderful little town. The alpine atmosphere is charming, and there are a great range of luxurious chalets, villas and chateau in Jasper, Canada in which to base your holiday. There are a good range of restaurants and bars in which to relax and rehash the day’s experiences in front of a roaring log fire with a chilled drink in hand. There can be few better ways to spend an evening than from Jasper lodging, Canada, looking out across the countryside, with the snow dusted peaks just visible through the dark in the distance.
The dramatic topography of the Rocky Mountains means that weather conditions can change in a heartbeat. However, in general, winters, which last from November until February are extremely cold, with minimum temperatures of -17˚C not uncommon. The summer months are wonderfully warm however, with temperatures well into the mid to high 20’s daily in June, July and August.
Edmonton Airport (YEG) is the closest international airport to a cottage, cabin or chateau in Jasper, Canada. Although it is around 300km from the centre of the park, the trip will pale into insignificance as soon as you seen the sensational scenery of the route. Air Canada and Air Transit both provide direct flights to Edmonton from London.