Unwind in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the welcoming town of Jasper. This getaway is an ideal jumping off point to explore the many surrounding attractions like Maligne Canyon and Spirit Island. A luxury holiday to Jasper offers a memorable break in some of Canada's most stunning settings.
As the largest of the national parks in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is renowned for its lush wilderness, lofty peaks and breathtaking natural landscape. Stretching across more than 6,800 square miles this exciting destination attracts worldwide guests for a unique experience. Jasper is part of the world-famous Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Other national parks in this region include Banff, Yoho and Kootenay, alongside three adjacent provincial parks. You can discover the fascinating history of Jasper at the town’s old railway station. From here you can take a trip on the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train to explore an impressive landscape including vistas and lakes.
One of the highlights is Maligne Canyon – a beautiful limestone canyon with waterfalls and picturesque walking trails. Travel east from the city centre to Jasper National Park. With plenty of natural wonders to experience, there is something incredibly freeing about visiting this National Park. Here you can visit Spirit Island, hike across the Skyline Trail, or journey down the Athabasca River. These are just a few of the reasons why Jasper National Park is a top choice for luxury holidays.
Jasper is quieter in autumn, so you have a better chance of seeing wildlife up close. Since the animals move closer to towns to mate, you have a higher chance of seeing animals between September and November.
As well as late afternoon and dusk, dawn is the ideal time of day to see local wildlife. Mornings arrive later in October creating a better opportunity to get out on viewing trails. October is also the last opportunity to complete a summit hike before the snow comes.
Enjoy the wonders of your natural surroundings while you dine on exquisite dishes from gourmet restaurants. Cuisine includes Canadian inspired dishes with native influences like Alberta's prime beef, local game like elk or moose and fresh salmon. Complete your meal with world-class choices from an extensive Canadian wine list.
The best way to unwind after a day of exploring Jasper's many attractions is by reclining beside a large stone fireplace in hand-made log furniture. You'll also have the joy of breathtaking mountain views.
As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. British nationals don't need a visa to visit Jasper, Canada, but will need Electronic Travel Authorisation before you travel. Find advice on passports, visas and travel at GOV.UK.