Attractions Nearby Jasper, Day Trips and Excursions
(Jasper, Alberta - AB, Canada)
Some of the best attractions around the Jasper townsite make good use of the natural facilities on offer. Recreational activities vary greatly around Jasper, with seasonal cross-country skiing at the nearby Marmot Basin being one of the most popular attractions.
For those thrill seekers who enjoy white-water rafting, the various packages available along the nearby Athabasca River take in the beautiful scenery of the Rockies.
Address: 627 Patricia Street, Jasper, Alberta (AB), T0E 1E0, Canada
Tel: +1 780 852 3370
White-water rafting is one of the most exciting attractions on offer in the Jasper area and is available on the town's outskirts. Providing one of the ultimate adrenaline rushes, white-water rafting takes place on the fast flowing Athabasca River and travels through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A variety of rafting packages are on offer, which range from relaxing day trips to thrilling weekend adventures.
Open hours: hours vary, weather dependent
Mike Wiegle Heli Skiing
Address: 1 Harrwood Drive, Blue River, British Columbia (BC), V0E 1J0, Canada
Tel: +1 250 673 8381
Standing outside of the Jasper area, in the neighboring province of British Columbia, the Mike Wiegle Heli Skiing attraction can be reached in just over two hours' drive. This exciting activity regularly attracts both locals and visitors to Jasper, who come here to experience some of the best skiing that Canada has to offer. Attractions at Mike Wiegle Heli Skiing include four helicopters offering breathtaking views of the snowy scenery, a restaurant and accommodation. Although Heli Skiing is expensive, the facilities and service on offer here cannot be faulted and private tours can always be arranged.
Open hours: hours vary
Address: Marmot Basin Road, Jasper, Alberta (AB), T0E 1E0, Canada
Tel: +1 780 852 3816
Lying on the southern outskirts of the Jasper townsite, Marmot Basin is renowned for its superb skiing facilities and mountainous scenery. With numerous slopes ranging in difficulty, the Marmot Basin attracts both beginners and more experienced skiers. Other attractions in and around Marmot Basin include a lodge with restaurant area and bar, endless views and more than 1,000 acres / 400 hectares of landscape waiting to be explored.
Open hours: winter, daily - 09:30 to 16:30