Jasper is a rare place where taking the path less travelled rewards you with an authentic, eclectic experience. We’re not on the main road or the main route. The journey to here is as exceptional as the destination.
Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers.
Flying to Edmonton or Calgary will bring you closest to Jasper. From all of these airports you’ll then need to either drive, take a bus, train or a shuttle bus through Sundog Tours. See Sundog's transportation ad under "Activities" on home page for details.
For a chance to sit back, relax and see scenery that you can’t see from any highway, take the train! There are two rail services that can bring you to Jasper. You can choose to get on the train in Toronto for a cross Canada trip, Vancouver for a spectacular view of the mountains and rivers and from Edmonton for a shorter trip and a quick entrance to the Rocky Mountains.
Trans-Canada Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead, runs through the park and is the main east-west route to and from Jasper.
The Icefields Parkway, widely considered one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world, runs north-south, connecting Jasper with Trans-Canada Highway 1 near Lake Louise and Banff.
All major roads in Jasper are paved, and all major highways have shoulders. The maximum speed limit inside Jasper National Park is 90 km/hour, with several areas having slower limits for wildlife safety. Make sure to factor in plenty of time for breaks, slow traffic and inclement weather conditions. Here’s where you can see current road conditions: