The Peak of Summer Fun in Jasper
Summer in Jasper is when Jasper National Park’s playground is most popular. Visitors and locals get out and enjoy all the Rocky Mountain activities by water, air and land. At the Mount Robson Inn, we are a Jasper hotel happy to offer recommendations to our guests on where to see wildlife, catch the thrill of white-water or take in a peaceful hike to Canadian Rockies vista. We have compiled a list in alphabetical order of Jasper’s most popular summer activities.
Mountain biking is a great way to experience Jasper National Park’s variety of trails and get to stunning mountain and lake views. While some trails are restricted to pedestrians only, most Jasper National Park bike trails are shared by hikers, horses and wildlife. Freewheel Cycle in Jasper rents mountain bikes, helmets and locks. Click here< for their guide to mountain biking in Jasper.
Jasper National Park is home to a variety of species of birds including the Osprey, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Red-naped Sapsucker and many more. You can venture out on your own with binoculars and a trail map or hire a local guide such as Jasper Naturalist.
One of the Canadian Rockies most coveted photographs is the one of Maligne Lake and Spirit Island in Jasper National Park, Alberta. 48 kms out of the Jasper town site, Maligne Lake area is a perfect day trip for a myriad of activities. Maligne Lake Boat Tours offers a 90 minute scenic tour and has been claimed as “Canada’s best boat tour”. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent as well. Maligne Tours offers daily shuttle service to Maligne Lake. Combine a guided hike of the area and the boat cruise with Sun Dog Tours for a full Maligne Lake experience. They will provide transportation to and from your hotel. Let us book your canoe, kayak or boat tour – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Columbia Icefields & Glaciers
There are twelve glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. The most popular is the Columbia Icefield which is amongst the largest non-polar accumulations inn North America. This huge glacier spawns eight major glaciers in the area.
Travellers of the Icefields Parkway can stop and experience the Columbia Icefield in a self guided exploration however; to fully experience and learn about the glaciers, a guided tour is highly recommended. Sun Dog Tours in Jasper Alberta offers daily tours from Jasper that include stops at Athabasca and Sunwapta waterfalls and suncoach rides that puts you right on the glacier. The proposed Glacier Discovery Walk will be positioned on the Athabasca Glacier. Let us book your Icefields Adventure – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Twists, turns, ups and down, plus the spectacular mountain scenery flanking both sides’ makes seeing the Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park by road bike a memorable experience. The route from Lake Louise to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway serves up some of the best scenery for a circle tour.
Whether you are a spin caster or a diehard fly fisherman, Jasper National Park’s rivers, lakes and streams hold fantastic opportunities for rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout. A National Park fishing license and knowledge of the local regulations is required. Click here for information from Jasper National Park or go with a Fishing Guide for trout fishing in the Canadian Rockies. Let us book your Canadian Rockies fishing trip – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Golf in Jasper
The Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course is an award-winning Alberta golf course that remains one of the must play courses in Canada. Rich in history, this 18 hole championship course offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkers and holes aligned with Rocky Mountain views. Click for more information or to book your tee time.
Climbing 500 feet per minute gets you above the peaks to take in the vast Rocky Mountain landscapes, glaciers, streams and rivers of Jasper National Park. There are a variety of helicopter tours available to the Cline and Wilson Glaciers, as well as a tour to the Columbia Icefield. Few people experience the Rockies by air and we think it is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Check in with Icefield Heli Tours Canada for more information. Let us book your Helicopter tour – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Jasper National Park’s natural trail network has been expanded and maintained for the benefit of everyone wanting to experience Jasper’s wild lands. Whether you are walking the short MarySchäffer Loop or hiking all day in the Bald Hills there is enough terrain to satisfy the hiker with no experience to scrambles. Mount Edith Cavell is a popular local hike to alpine wilderness. Click here for Jasper National Park trail maps
Early outfitters and explorers established many of the trails in the park’s 1200-kilometer network. Seeing the Canadian Rockies on horseback is a beautiful and tranquil way to get into the wilderness. Check out Jasper Park Horseback Riding Stables to book your tour. Let us book your Horseback Riding tour – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Icefields Parkway Drive
Easily and without a doubt the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper is the most dramatic stretch of highway in Alberta, if not in Canada. The Icefields Parkway is 232 km in length and offers access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and sweeping valleys. This remarkable travel route winds its way through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. You couldn’t drive the Icefields Parkway often enough to be anything but awed by it. We highly recommend that you plan plenty of time to stop at the many scenic look outs, the Columbia Icefields and riverside pull outs. Book-ending your Icefields Parkway road trip is the The Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise, the sister hotel of the Mount Robson Inn. We have special rate packages for guests staying at the Mount Robson Inn and the Mountaineer Lodge, Alberta.
The Jasper Tramway whisks you up Whistler’s Mountain to an elevation of 2277 meters (7472 feet), for stunning vistas over mountain ranges stretching up to 80 km away. Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment and a hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. Click here for rates and operating times Family vacation packages including the Jasper Tramway and hotel accommodations are available at the Mount Robson Inn. Let us book your Jasper Tramway tickets – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives
Thought you knew all there was to know about Jasper? A visit to the Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives is an educational experience in the human history of Jasper and the Yellowhead corridor. The museum is located at 400 Bonhomme Street, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada.
Miette Hot Springs
Heated by geothermal warmth, the Miette Hot Springs are the hottest known springs in Alberta’s Canadian Rockies. Each minute approximately 800 litres of steaming water pours out of the natural ducts along the creek. The Hot Springs are open from mid May to mid October, closed in the winter. The Miette Hot Springs are located 60 kms east of Jasper town site.
With a choice of high alpine destinations, only short distances away, you can have an amazing mountainous ride in just hours. For those who have more time you can spend up to 3 days exploring and discovering Jasper National Park by motorcycle. Jasper Motorcycle Tours rents bikes to experience riders. If you are inexperience or prefer someone else to drive check out Side Car Tours, a “Signature Experience” offered by Jasper Motorcycle Tours. If you are planning on visiting the Canadian Rockies by bike, please visit our Motorcycle Vacations page for hotel amenities offered exclusively to our fellow riders. Let us book your Motorcycle tour – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Early and late in the day is usually the best time for photographing landscapes and wildlife. Visit local photographer John E Marriott’s photography blog for tips on Jasper photography.
White Water Rafting
Offering exhilaration and a different perspective rafting is one of the best ways to experience the Canadian Rockies. From float trips to digging in your paddle on class III rapids on the Athabasca River, there are a variety of different rafting tours in Jasper. The newest experience is the Heli-Rafting where you can enjoy a helicopter tour to Cline River to take on the class III rapids it offers.
Call us direct to book your whitewater rafting trip in the Canadian Rockies – 855.552.7737 or email us now
- Jasper Raft Tours – Rafting float trips great for people of all ages looking for mild adventure and a slower pace to enjoy spectacular scenery.
- Jasper Rafting Adventures – From class II to exhilarating class IV whitewater rafting trips, even heli rafting for the ultimate experience.
- Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting Company – Offering class 2 to class 3 whitewater trips, 40 years of experience.
- Rocky Mountain River Guides – White water rafting experiences for families to thrill-seekers.
Maligne Rafting Adventures- Offering a choice of rivers for your whitewater adventures.
The chance to observe wild animals as they go about their natural lives is one of the most fascinating experiences that our mountain national parks have to offer. The Wildlife Safari Tour with Sun Dog Tours is an excellent way to get close and learn about these animals in their natural habitat. Just walking through Jasper and even looking out your Mount Robson Inn hotel accommodation often you will see elk or deer nearby. Let us book your Wildlife Guided tour – call 855.552.7737 or email us now
Another great source for Jasper National Park activities, guides and maps is Parks Canada and Tourism Jasper The Mount Robson Inn is a Jasper hotel accommodation offering vacation packages and specials that include area activities and sightseeing tours. Visit our specials and packages page for more information and to help plan your Jasper hotel vacation package.