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Destination guide

Jutting to the top of the Rockies in Jasper

Spear-like pine trees pockmark the moraines. Glaciers peer over the tops of pyramid-shaped mountains. Mirror-like lakes sugared with mineral deposits glimmer between the summits. Welcome to the very heart of the Rockies, where sits little Jasper town and its patchwork of ski lodges, cozy Jasper vacation rentals, and intrepid Canadian sports outfitters. For outdoors adventurers, there's perhaps nowhere better on the planet. Hiking, mountain biking, alpine skiing, gorging, rafting, kayaking and more are all just on the doorstep. A clutch of hot springs and spas brings up the more relaxing end of the bargain.

Things to do

Pistes and peaks in Jasper

Powder hounds assemble on the pistes of Marmot Basin when the first snows hit the peaks each year. After all, 86 runs and 3,000 feet of vertical drop can't be wrong. When the sun shines, folk prefer the trails of the Jasper National Park. Some weave up to photogenic Maligne Lake, while others scale the meadows to the tops of Opal Peak. Back in town and the Den Wildlife Museum offers something for a rainy day _ get ready for encounters with the fearsome grizzly bear, the prowling cougar, elks and highland rams.

Activities

Get adventurous in Jasper

There are times when Jasper can seem tailor-made for the intrepid adventurer. Skiing and snowboarding dominate the surrounding Rockies during the colder months of the year, while the spring thaws herald in sessions of whitewater rafting, hiking the mighty peaks of the Jasper National Park, and conquering the long and cruisy bike runs. Grizzly bears and sturdy mountain rams also await on wildlife safaris into the Alberta backcountry, while motorbiking tours around the highways and helicopter flyovers of the glaciers could also be on the menu.

Weather

Jasper's seasonal joys

Jasper has something up its sleeve whatever the season. Many will flock to the town in search of ski lodges and Jasper vacation rentals close to Marmot Basin when the snows fall in winter, between December and March. Others will wait for the springtime of April and May, when the hiking trails pass blooming wildflower meadows. Others will prefer the high summer, which sees the mountain lakes of Maligne and beyond shimmering beneath the peaks. Fall, meanwhile, has fewer visitors, lower rates, and some excellent trekking conditions.

Natural features

Jasper is shrouded by summits

Jasper sits in the very heart of its eponymous national park _ Jasper National Park. This is one of the most iconic in all of Canada. It hosts a great swath of the Alberta Rockies, and houses some of the last remaining natural habitats of the North American Grizzly Bear. Throw in a medley of glaciers and snow-doused ski fields, of soaring peaks and gushing whitewater rivers, and it's easy to see how Jasper vacation rentals have become the veritable base for adventure travelers that they are today.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Jasper

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Jasper Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Jasper, AB, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 8 vacation rentals around Jasper. From 5 house rentals to 2 chalet rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Jasper?

Unforgiving and mysterious, mountains are some of the most ruggedly striking formations in the world. If you've ever yearned to experience mountain living, you're in the right place. Vrbo has 4 mountain vacation rentals available.

Can I rent a house in Jasper?

You can forget about standard, cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals each have their own unique personalities — and all the space you could possibly need! There are 11 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $206 a night. Open to other options? We can also suggest a hotel. Starting from just $97 a night, we have 7 available.