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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Jasper and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Jasper activities? We have 41 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Jasper SkyTram

Jasper, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 37.57


Experience the beauty of being gently transported into Jasper National Park's alpine tundra aboard the Jasper SkyTram. The ride will captivate people of all ages and is merely the beginning of an experience the whole family will cherish.

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Attraction Tickets

Glacier Skywalk Admission

Jasper, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 31.51


Admire Jasper National Park's spectacular beauty from the illuminating and exciting Glacier Skywalk. A 1,312-foot-long (400-meter) walkway that extends nearly 100 feet (30 meters) into Sunwapta Valley, the Glacier Skywalk provides unobstructed views of Alberta's mountain peaks and glacier-formed valleys. The observation platform at the end of the walkway puts you almost 1,000 feet above the valley floor, with a glass bottom... Read More

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Jasper Planetarium and Stargazing Program

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 40.96


Enter a state-of-the-art 35-seat domed theater and tour the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve. Under the dome, spectacular skies are guaranteed. Then join a live guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies. Learn how telescopes work, how to pick the right one for you, and take a look at the latest archived imagery from the telescopes in Jasper. Workshop how to photograph the sky with your... Read More

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City Tours

Jasper City Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 105.32


Discover picturesque Jasper before arriving at the world famous Maligne Lake. Cruise toward the south end of this postcard setting where you have the opportunity to stop and take photographs. With dense forests and glacial peaks rising from the water's edge, capture sights you could only... Read More

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Climbing

Canyoning in Jasper

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 147.27


<strong>Join us for the  only adventure of its kind in western Canada. Our Canyoning trip includes a full day of rappels, descents, pools waterfalls and a one of a kind experience. Don't just settle for a half day trip. Come experience the real thrills! </strong><strong>Great for beginners or outdoor enthusiasts alike, our expert guides teach and assist you with all the necessary... Read More

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Climbing

Jasper Rock Climbing Experience

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 99.50


Join this 4-hour morning rock climbing session for an authentic mountain experience. Meet at your local operator's office in Central Jasper and travel a short distance to a perfect limestone wall next to the Athabasca river &ndash; Morro Slabs. Once at the site, you will receive some instruction on gear and techniques. Your guides will then coach you as you rappel or are lowered to the bottom of... Read More

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Day Cruises

Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 60.18


Cruise the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies on this 90-minute, award winning interpretive tour in Jasper National Park. Visit world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of the Park, and experience views from one of the most photographed locations in the entire Rocky Mountains. When you are finished, stop for tea at the historic Maligne Lodge or relax along the shore for... Read More

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Day Trips

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 163.82


Be captivated by the Columbia Icefields view Glacier-fed rivers and streams, majestic peaks, peaceful lakes and broad-reaching valleys combine to create not only a harmonious blend of scenic wonders for you, but also a protected habitat for Canadian Rockies wildlife. Return to Jasper late... Read More

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Day Trips

Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 178.87


This one-way tour from Jasper to Lake Louise is the ultimate way to experience the biggest and best the Canadian Rockies has to offer! Your journey takes you past sweeping glaciers, immense waterfalls and shimmering mountain lakes. Your driver/guide will share stories and explain the geographical and historical significance of the region as you travel the famous Icefields Parkway. Enjoy a picnic lunch and admission to both... Read More

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Day Trips

Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 187.23


This one-way tour from Jasper to Banff is the ultimate way to experience the biggest and best the Canadian Rockies has to offer. Your journey to Banff will take you past sweeping glaciers, immense waterfalls and shimmering mountain lakes. Time will be provided at the Columbia Ice Fields to participate in the Glacier Adventure and Glacier SkyWalk which are both included along with a picnic lunch.

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Day Trips

Shopping Day Trip to the West Edmonton Mall from Jasper

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 82.75


Take a day trip from Jasper to Edmonton, home to the largest shopping mall in North America! Enjoy comfortable, convenient round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle and spend four hours browsing more than 800 stores, enjoying a yummy meal and spending time with the kids at the amusement... Read More

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Float Trips

Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 57.67


Join the fun on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. The 16-kilometre, 2.5-hour round trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. This float trip is safe for the whole family, from toddlers and grandparents to swimmers and non-swimmers alike. <br /><br... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 179.11


Experience one of the most scenic drives in the world on this guided, full-day tour to the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. Venture from Jasper, Alberta, Canada, down the Icefields Parkway to the famous Columbia Ice Fields. From there, step onto the breathtaking Athabasca Glacier. Walk through snow and ice while the experienced guide navigates crevasses so travelers may explore the glacier and ice... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Jasper City Sightseeing Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 52.66


Enjoy a four-hour tour encompassing the Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake. Breathe in the fresh Canadian air, in the spectacular Rocky Mountains! See the Maligne Canyon's narrow gorge and limestone walls, which fall a fifty meter drop, and marvel at the beauty and history of Jasper, set amid rugged alpine terrain!

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Half-day Tours

Jasper National Park Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 58.83


Discover why the Maligne Valley is the highlight of any visit to Jasper National Park. On this breathtakingly scenic half-day tour, take in impressive waterfalls at Maligne Canyon before continuing up the valley to Medicine Lake. Along the way, watch for iconic Canadian wildlife, frequently spotted in this area. As you arrive at the valley's jewel, experience the wild beauty of Maligne Lake on a 90-minute scenic boat... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Icefields Parkway Sidecar Ride and Champagne Helicopter Flight

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 1021.27


Explore a series of ice-age old glaciers that form the Icefields Parkway in a chauffeured sidecar ride. When traveled by motorcycle, the thrill is immeasurable compared to the experience in an enclosed vehicle. It feels as if you have become a part of the Canadian Rockies. Partway through... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Mount Edith Cavell Hiking Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 54.33


This 3.5-hour hiking tour follows the &ldquo;Path of the Glacier&rdquo; trail though one of Jasper`s most stunning landscapes to the majesty of Mount Edith Cavell. You'll embark on one of the most spectacular adventures and this should not be missed by anyone visiting Jasper National Park!

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Pyramid Lake Canoeing Adventure

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 95.52


The Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure is an excellent way to start or finish your day in Jasper National Park. Join a private, unique canoe adventure for couples, friends and families, and be blown away by the numerous snowcapped peaks and the chance to see the wildlife that call the area home. Keep an eye out for osprey, loons, muskrat and beaver. Fingers-crossed, you may even see moose, bear, elk, deer and wolves!

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Motorcycle Tours

Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

Jasper, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 106.71


Tour the scenic roads of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with sidecar, driven by a professional. Ride to your choice of destination, be it Athabasca Falls, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, Mount Edith Cavell, Angel Glacier, or Miette Hot... Read More

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Nature & Panoramic Tours

2.5-Hour Jasper Park Rafting Trip

Jasper, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 52.60


Take a fun and scenic trip down the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. This guided rafting tour is suitable for all ages. Sit back and relax as your guide does the rowing and tells you about points of interest.

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Nature & Wildlife

Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 54.33


Coyotes and wolves and bears, oh my! See the stunning natural beauty outside of Jasper with this educational and entertaining guided winter wildlife tour. Hop in the comfortable van and don`t forget your camera to capture the wildlife and scenic beauty of the Athabasca Valley, Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake. Learn about the history and geology of the area from the expert local guide, as the van gently rolls... Read More

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Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 54.33


Discover Jasper National Park's spectacular Maligne Valley on a 6-hour adventure with an expert guide. During stops at Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake, you'll look for wildlife and learn about the human and natural history in this part of the Canadian Rockies. You'll see stunning... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Jasper Evening Wildlife Discovery Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 54.33


A small, personalized group size makes this evening wildlife discovery tour in Jasper National Park an exciting visual and educational experience for everyone. Your guide is trained to seek out all of the park's most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper! Elk, deer, big-horned sheep, mountain goats, foxes, coyotes, wolves and moose are just a sample of Jasper's many wild mountain animals.

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Nature & Wildlife

Wildlife Wild Skies: Jasper Planetarium Combo

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 95.29


Join an interpretive guide for an unforgettable 5-hours exploring the wilderness around Jasper as well as the starry heavens above. Seek out all of the park's most iconic creatures. Explore the heavens above through a fish-eye lens in a state-of-the art planetarium facility at the Marmot Lodge where you will join a professional astronomer for an interactive cosmic journey. After completing the indoor planetarium program, you... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 54.33


Experience the diversity and abundance of wildlife that Jasper National Park has to offer by embarking on this 3-hour Evening Wildlife Search. Your highly knowledgeable local guide will use their expertise to help track down many native species. From the pocket-sized squirrel to the iconic grizzly, the opportunities are plentiful with many wild animals such as elk, moose, bears, sheep and deer all calling Jasper... Read More

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Rail Tours

Ride the Steel Rails

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 82.75


Ride the rails over the Yellowhead Pass, the border between Alberta and British Columbia, following the Fraser River, and past Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. The van tour includes stops for wildlife, points of interest including the Mt. Robson Information Centre. Depending on the time of year, this can be an excellent tour for seeing bear, moose, eagles, salmon, deer, elk and... Read More

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Seasonal Events

Jasper Winter Wildlife Search

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 54.33


Winter is a great time to see wildlife. Explore Jasper National Park's lower valleys and subalpine on the Maligne Lake Road where you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of winter in the Rockies in an area renown for having an abundant wildlife population. Frozen lakes and rivers provide a great back drop and contrast for the elk, deer, moose, wolves, sheep and coyotes that are still very active in winter. Our tour... Read More

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Ski & Snow

Ice Explorer Glacier Tour and Glacier Skywalk

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 78.57


Visit the Athabasca Glacier on a massive ice explorer on this 3-hour excursion from Banff. Walk along the frozen sheet of ice and fill your water bottle with pure snowmelt, then venture out along the glass bottomed Glacier Skywalk for incredible views along the cliff's edge. See two amazing attractions outside of Banff in one fun-filled adventure.

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Walking Tours

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 51.74


Your tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon – the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park – where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. You will learn about Jasper's Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the “disappearing” Medicine Lake. You won't want to miss this impressive winter adventure.

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White Water Rafting

Whitewater Rafting on Jasper’s Fraser River

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 91.11


Take an exhilarating ride down Jasper's mighty Fraser River! On this 5-hour whitewater rafting tour, you'll have a heart-pumping time rafting down Class-3 rapids surrounded by awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies scenery. Keep an eye out for wildlife and spawning salmon!

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White Water Rafting

Jasper Rafting on Sunwapta River: Class III

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.91


Experience a thrilling 3.5-hour round trip whitewater rafting adventure. This is Jasper's only class III+ with the shortest commute and unquestionably the best whitewater in the area! The Sunwapta River lives up to its Stoney Indian name of 'Turbulent Water'. It offers an exciting combination of fast, fun rapids, incredible scenery and abundant wildlife. The Sunwapta river is perfect for the adventurous beginner and minors... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Jasper Rafting Trip on Athabasca River Mile 5

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 56.84


Experience Jasper's Athabasca River Mile 5 run! Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery on this 2-hour round trip adventure. The Athabasca River Mile 5 run is a perfect introduction to white water rafting and a must-do family adventure in Jasper!

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White Water Rafting

Jasper Rafting Athabasca Canyon Run

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 73.55


The Athabasca River Canyon Run starts at the base of the Athabasca Falls. Raft 15 kilometers down the majestic Athabasca Valley in Jasper National Park. This 3-hour round trip provides spectacular canyon scenery that combined with moderate rapids make this an adventure ideal for the whole family. All trips are in 8 person guided rafts.

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White Water Rafting

Athabasca River Mile 5 Morning Rafting Trip

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 56.84


This 2-hour Mile 5 trip is the most popular trip with the longest season, early May to late September. Your adventure begins with a 10-minute float followed by grade 2 rapids. Grade 2 is big enough to get everyone who wants to get wet and provides a splashy thrill for all. The trip ends just around the corner at Old Fort Point. All trips are in 8 person-guided rafts and suitable for all ages. 

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White Water Rafting

Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 73.55


The Sunwapta River is the only grade 3 whitewater offered in Jasper National Park. The river is glacial fed and is great for first time rafters if you are looking to paddle hard, get soaked and have a lot of fun! The river trip itself begins with a float where crews can practice their paddling technique before the show begins. Once the rapids star,t they just build and build until the Whopper soaks everyone just before the... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Athabasca River Canyon Morning Run

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 73.55


Create lasting memories on the white water rivers of Jasper on this 3-hour Athabasca River Canyon Run. Your guides are trained and committed to sharing incredible white water rafting experiences with you and your family. The magnificent scenery of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park surrounds you while you raft. Look for wildlife along the river banks or simply enjoy the lively white water rapids.

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White Water Rafting

Fraser River Whitewater Rafting Self-Drive

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 82.75


By driving your own vehicle to the river put-in location, you will not only experience the best Class 3+ whitewater in the Jasper area but will also have the flexibility to spend the rest of your day exploring the majestic Mount Robson area at your leisure. This trip offers an exhilarating ride through the turbulent rapids of the 'Mighty Fraser' while surrounded by awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies views.

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White Water Rafting

Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 53.49


From novice to age ninety, no experience is necessary on this Class 2 whitewater adventure. You will raft along a wide, 5-mile section of the Athabasca River, aptly named the Expressway. The river winds its way through the incredibly scenic valley, surrounded by rocky mountains and old-growth... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.62


Take the Sunwapta challenge on Jasper's wild whitewater rollercoaster ride. With a steep gradient and numerous rapids, this 4-hour round trip is the only Class 3 rapids located fully within Jasper National Park. It offers spectacular scenery and good wildlife opportunities. Don't miss the high... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.21


Starting at the base of Athabasca Falls and plunging through numerous rapids surrounded by high canyon walls, this Class 2+ whitewater adventure is ideal for tentative first timers and those looking for an exhilarating trip to suit the whole family. After the canyon stretch, the river opens out and... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Transfer: Jasper to Edmonton Airport or Edmonton Mall

Jasper, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 74.39


Pre-book your transportation from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to your Jasper hotel and travel in a comfortable coach with a professional driver. You'll save yourself the stress of finding an airport taxi and enjoy the trip with this safe, reliable, and relaxing shared shuttle service... Read More

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