Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Jasper National Park (PDF Chapter)

Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks - Jasper National Park (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Jasper National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks guidebook.

Filled with the kind of immense scenery that could turn the most monosyllabic hermit into a romantic poet, Jasper is a rugged beauty; it’s more raw and less tourist-pampering than its south-ern cousin Banff, so host to a more ambitious, adventurous visitor.

  • enjoy flat easy trails, accessible on foot from Jasper Town, beside glacial lakes, rocky knolls and the swirling currents of the Athabasca River
  • maps
  • walk the short loops on Maligne Lake's north shore, the steep hikes to viewpoints in the surrounding hills or embark on the backcountry Skyline trail
  • transport
  • explore roadless wilderness by food or on horseback in Tonquin Valley
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Icefields Parkway, Jasper Town & Around, Maligne Lake, Day Hikes, Overnight Hikes, Driving, Cycling, Other Activities, Sights, Sleeping, Eating.

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