Jasper, Alberta, sits in Canada's Athabasca River Valley. The town, originally known as Fitzhugh, serves as a convenient base for visitors to famed Jasper National Park. Accommodations in the area include comfortable houses, cabins, condos, and apartments, all well-equipped and within easy reach of amenities. If you're seeking something more secluded, there are also bungalows or cabin rentals outside Jasper.
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Popular Rental Amenities Jasper
Nearly half of the rentals include a pool, which makes Jasper an excellent vacation destination for people looking to spend vacation poolside. In addition, accommodations with pools Jasper have an average price of $626 per night. Most of the listed accommodations with pools are hotel rooms. You can also rent a vacation rental providing a pool near the water, which is the case for all of the rentals there.
The Weather Jasper
You can see our climate diagram above. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 25° December is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching -16°. The rainiest month is %rainiestMonth% while the driest month is January.
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Dig Into Albertan Steaks, Game Meat, and Fusion Food
Given the diverse cuisine offered in Jasper's restaurants and bistros, you won't run out of dining options. For Mediterranean in a casual setting, head to Olive Bistro and try their whiskey barbecue ribs, bison lasagna, or white truffle scallops. Meanwhile, Cassio's Trattoria serves up tasty gnocchi, veal marsala, and pasta marinara, and Jasper Pizza Place is a kids' favourite, offering wood-oven-baked pizzas. Keep in mind that some places can get crowded, so be sure to reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
The Raven Bistro is another Mediterranean restaurant in Jasper. Small yet tastefully decorated, it offers vegetarian dishes, lamb, and seafood pots. At Evil Dave's Grill, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Japanese influences define the meat and fish dishes, while Coco's Cafe promises excellent breakfasts. There are plenty of vegan, veggie, and gluten-free dining options in town. Sandwich lovers should head to Patricia Street Deli, where homemade bread is turned into hearty sandwiches topped with pestos, chutneys, meat cuts, and veggies.
Jasper with Kids: Fishing, Hiking, and a Planetarium That's Out of This World!
Bring the whole family with you on your Jasper National Park vacation! The area offers plenty of entertainment for children of all ages.
Marmot Meadows Winter Hub in Jasper National Park is a great destination for your kids. Bring your cross-country skis and snowshoes and hit the trails, or sit around the campfire and take advantage of the children's activity program.
You can also introduce your kids to fishing, boating, or horseback riding on your family vacation, or cycle, walk, or picnic in the valleys. Older children comfortable with waves and big splashes will love whitewater rafting on the Athabasca River. In winter, sign up for skiing or snowboarding lessons, or head to a frozen lake for skating or a game of hockey.
Take the kids for a ride on the Jasper SkyTram for unforgettable views over the eastern Rockies and relax at the café and boardwalk onsite, or hike with the family along the 8km Jasper Discovery Trail, which details the area's history. If you want to rest your feet, head to the Jasper Planetarium to view constellations and admire the northern lights.
Pub Crawls, Singing, Dancing, and Stargazing
After skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities, head to the SnowDome Coffee Bar, which, in addition to serving great coffee, is a launderette, art gallery, and internet café. Downstream Lounge on Connaught Drive is probably the best-stocked bar in Jasper, with a wide selection of whiskeys and food for those who want to keep their heads straight. Check out Jasper Brewing Company, Canada's first brewpub to make beer using glacial water, and sample the Rockhopper IPA or Rocket Ridge Raspberry with some good food. Some joints, including The Barn and Garfield's Restaurant & Bar, offer live music or a microphone for impromptu singing. If you feel like getting an extra workout after a hike, hit the dance floor at the Atha-B Nite Club or Pete's Night Club.
Jasper also has a movie theatre if you fancy a film or two in the evening. And for astronomy fanatics, the sky is the limit, literally, as Jasper is blessed with 11,000 square kilometres of dark skies – try to spot your favourite constellation. The best time for stargazing may be during October's Jasper Dark Sky Festival, when you can take part in workshops. To make the experience extra special, consider taking a dip in the area's thermal springs as you stare at the skies.
Explore Nature Trails Passing by Beautiful Lakes
No stay in Jasper is complete without experiencing Jasper National Park, the biggest park in the Canadian Rockies. Admire stunning glaciers, mountain peaks, waterfalls, and lush valleys from cozy cottage rentals in Jasper. The wildlife is prolific, with mountain lions, caribou, beavers, and bears roaming freely. And with established hiking, mountain-biking, and cross-country skiing trails, Jasper offers active travellers plenty to do.
You could also drive to Miette Hot Springs, first discovered in 1909, and immerse yourself in its soothing waters while gazing at the area's beautiful peaks. Visit Horseshoe Lake, just off the Icefields Parkway and perfect for a summer swim or a stroll, or Maligne Lake, which boasts baby-blue waters and scenic summits.
Special Events in Jasper: Dark Skies and Bright Fireworks!
Although Jasper National Park is enjoyable year-round, there are some specific highlights in its event calendar that are not to be missed. When staying at Jasper National Park vacation home, make sure to check out some of the area's great festivals.
Celebrating the Dark Sky Preserve designation it received in 2011, Jasper hosts the Dark Sky Festival, which features speakers and special activities to promote space science.
If you find yourself in Jasper in July, you're in for a treat. Celebrate Canada Day in Jasper on July 1st with a pancake breakfast and an amazing fireworks display in the mountain town.
Jasper National Park and Beyond
Jasper National Park is a dream destination for mountain lovers, offering lots of activities at any time of the year. Bring the whole family and cozy up in your own mountain lodge vacation home.
The park is the largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks, offering hundreds of miles of hiking trails, crystal-clear lakes, and outdoor activities.
Take a day hike along Red Squirrel Trail. Running alongside the Athabasca River, the route provides visitors with plenty of iconic red chairs along the way to relax on and take in the mountain views.
In the winter, Jasper National Park is famous for snowshoeing. Visit on your own or head out with one of the many guided tour companies. After a day outside in the fresh snow, cozy up at your Jasper National Park accommodation with a hot cup of cocoa.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home Jasper?
Accommodation prices Jasper start at $51 per night.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities Jasper?
Many travellers are searching for Internet, TV, and Pool when booking a vacation home Jasper.
How many Chalet and Bed & Breakfast rentals can I find Jasper?
Jasper has 308 Chalet and Bed & Breakfast rentals available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals Jasper?
Finding a vacation rental Jasper that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 60 pet-friendly homes on offfer.
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