Jasper National Park is located in the Rocky Mountains in western Alberta. This national park has a magnificent view of the mountains, huge glaciers, lakes and rivers are beautiful, as well as a wide range of wildlife. The park covers an area of about 1 million hectares.
A beautiful road called the Icefields Parkway, runs through the mountains of Jasper National Park. From the highway, the driver can see the majestic peaks of Mount Athabasca and Mount Fryatt, both have a height of more than 3,300 meters above sea level. Icefields Parkway to connect this park with Banff National Park located in the south.
Columbia Icefield, a large sheet of glacial ice, partially in Jasper and Banff National Park in Alberta, and partly in British Columbia. This ice field covering an area of 325 square kilometers and with a depth of 365 meters. Athabasca Glacier flows from the ice field.
Other attractions in Jasper National Park, among others, is a ravine called Maligne Canyon, which it about 51 meters, and Maligne Lake, the largest glacial lake in North America. Maligne Lake is about 22 kilometers in length. Tourists can also visit other sites in the park, among other Athabasca Falls, Medicine Lake, Miette Hot Springs, and The Whistlers, a mountain that can be accessed by aerial cable car.
Jasper National Park has a large forest filled with spruce, pine, and the likes. In summer, colorful wild flowers growing in the meadows of the valley. The animals in this park include bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears, deer, golden eagles, mountain caribou, mountain goats, ptarmigan, and wolves.
Jasper National Park was established in 1907. This national park offers a variety of activities, such as fishing, golf, hiking, and camping in the summer and cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter. This place also has about 1,800 campsites. A Jasper resort town in the central part of the park has hotels, motels, and other tourist facilities.