Jasper National Park
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
Photo by John Newton
Jasper National ParkJasper National Park is the largest of the seven parks that form UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (there are three other national parks and three British Columbia provincial parks). Jasper as well as neighboring Banff National Park are among the country's most visited parks in every season, though both are at their busiest in the summer. In the winter off-season some attractions are closed and some famous residents, like the black bears, are hibernating, but it is still possible to see much of the park's other wildlife—caribou, moose, foxes, wolves, mountain sheep and mountain goats among them—with far fewer people competing to get a photograph of them.
John Newton traveled on Collette’s Canada’s Winter Wonderland tour as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more on John’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.