When the 2015 Tour of Alberta passed through Jasper, it showed the world what many locals already knew: Jasper National Park is one of Canada's best cycling destinations and likely the most underrated.
Parks Canada is buying into cycling in a big way and the Marmot Basin road is now designated as a Tour of Alberta classic. Signs were recently put in place, counting down the 10-km distance and listing the current road grades.
Aside from the Marmot Basin Road, absolute classic rides include the Edith Cavell Road, the Athabasca Falls Loop and the out-and-back to Maligne Lake.
Contact the Jasper National Park information centre for more details: +1 780-852-6176