Located in the Canadian province of Alberta, Jasper National Park (English Jasper National Park of Canada, French Parc national du Canada Jasper ) was founded in 1907 and with its 10,878 km ² area of the largest National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the to of the UNESCO was declared.

The park is named after Jasper Hawes, who entertained a base for the North West Company.


At the beginning of the 19th century, a fur trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company was in its present location Jasper, who until 1914 - was officially established - seven years after the establishment of the Jasper National Park.


In the park there are numerous large animals such as moose, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, black bear and grizzly bear, but also lynxes, wolves and coyotes. Still alive, especially in the valley of the Maligne River, the rare woodland caribou. The animals are sometimes a little shy, especially the elk walk blithely through the town of Jasper and eat the flowers in the front yards.


  • Athabasca River - 1231 km long river that flows through the National Park
  • Athabasca Falls - waterfalls that have cut their way through the rock
  • Part of the glacier, which can be navigated with the so-called Snow coaches and the Columbia Icefield - Athabasca Glacier
  • Columbia Icefield - 325 km2 glacier area
  • Columbia River - 1953 km long river that flows through the National Park
  • Horseshoe Lake - small lake
  • Jasper - just under 4000 inhabitants village, which lies on 1067 m height
  • Maligne Canyon - narrow, up to 55 meters deep canyon with hiking trails
  • Maligne Lake - the largest (22 miles long ) and deepest (97 meters) lake in the park with the famous photo opportunity in the park (Spirit Iceland )
  • Medicine Lake - popular Ausflugssee on the road to Maligne Lake with an underground drainage
  • Miette Hot Springs - Hot Springs, the water is directed into a swimming pool
  • Mount Edith Cavell - 3363 m high mountain southwest of the town of Jasper
  • North Saskatchewan River - 1287 km long river that flows through the National Park
  • Yellowhead Pass - historic site and viewpoint
  • The planning of the Glacier Skywalk, a projecting over a precipice walk viewpoint along the lines of the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, attracted 2011/2012 considerable debate. The project was approved in February 2012 by Parks Canada, an execution should be completed for the summer season 2014.

In the year 2011 11.228 km ² were reported around the National Park as a Dark Sky Preserve ( light protected area, Jasper Dark Sky Preserve ).