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Jasper Hockey Camp a.k.a JHC
Develop The Player. Develop The Game.
Since 1995, summer hockey development in one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, in one of the most outstanding facilities in the province. Complete off ice training facilities to compliment an already accomplished on ice program. Adding to that everything you would want in a mountain holiday, world class tourist facilities and accommodation, camping, hiking, trail riding, whitewater rafting or just sightseeing.
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From Trading Post To Bustling Town.
The Little Community That Could.
Over one hundred years ago, Jasper Forest Park first came to be and was named after the popular fur trading post operator, Jasper Hawes. By 1911, the Park saw the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line reach Mile 112. What was then called the town of Fitzhugh – flourished around the new railway station, and by 1913 the name was changed to Jasper to complement the Park. A community was born and stone and timber were turned in to the historical treasures we still see today.
To take in the charm of Jasper is to linger in the heart of the town and wander back in time at the sight of the Jasper National Park Information Centre, the train station, post office, old fire hall, Jackman House, Robson House and CIBC buildings.
Channel your inner- explorer and embark on a memorable tour of Jasper’s rich history that includes storied adventures of the early settlers, railway pioneers and outfitter guides who created a life amidst the majestic Rockies.
Parks Canada operates all campgrounds in Jasper National Park (a total of 10). There are 1772 sites (and 90 backcountry campgrounds) available in Jasper National Park during peak season, with a variety of services.
Since it was founded in 1907, Jasper National Park’s natural trail network has been expanded and maintained for the benefit of everyone wanting to experience Jasper’s wildlands. Whether you’re strolling the short Mary Schäffer Loop, hiking all day in the Bald Hills, mountain-biking the Wabasso Trail or riding a horse near Pyramid Lake, there is something in this Park for you.
Horses have been used to explore the mountains of Jasper National Park for a long time. Early outfitters and explorers established many of the trails in the park’s 1200-kilometer network. Today, these same trails sit within one of Canada’s most spectacular national parks and a world heritage site. Horse travel is welcome in many areas of the park.
White Water Rafting
With so many great rivers at our disposal, white water boating has emerged as one of the most popular activities for visitors in Jasper. From guided rafting tours to solo kayaking, Jasper’s Class II and Class III white water has an adventure to satisfy everyone.
Jasper National Park supports the use of bikes as a means of appreciating and enjoying the tremendous natural values preserved within the park. With hundreds of kilometres of mountain bike trails and numerous road riding options, biking is an excellent way to explore this special place. Trails range from easy to difficult and the biking season typically extends from May to October.
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. On a clear day the white pyramid of Mt. Robson can be seen in nearby British Columbia.
Friends of Jasper is a non-profit organization located in Jasper National Park, who are small in numbers but big on nature. They aim to promote understanding, appreciation and respect for the Park while inspiring people to connect with nature and discover the gems that the Park holds
Jasper Dive Adventures
Located in crystal clear Patricia Lake, Jasper Dive Adventures offers a unique underwater experience for visitors to the park. Our certified PADI Scuba Dive Instructor offers certification from the Open Water level up to the Rescue Diver level. Already certified? Take a guided tour to the WWII wreck in Patricia Lake, code named Project Habbakuk!
At the head of the majestic fjord-style Maligne Lake, set amid azure blue glacial waters is Spirit Island. Throughout the ages this magical place has captivated all who visit and now it will inspire you. Easily accessible via glass enclosed heated tour boats Spirit Island is the jewel and the crown of this united nations world heritage site and it is certainly one of the most photographed natural landmarks in the world. The 90 minute scenic cruise to this diminutive jewel has been crowned as the “Best Boat Tour in Canada”.
It took 50 teams of horses and 200 men working together for a year in order to clear the land of boulders and debris to prepare it for what would become one of Canada’s premiere golf courses. Since the opening of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club in 1925, this jewel set deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies has been the setting of unforgettable memories for all of those who come to play at this luxury Alberta golf destination.
Galleries & Museums
Jasper offers many cultural opportunities for visitors to explore the history of the region, and experience the artistic side of the Rocky Mountains. Wander through the town to explore our many historical landmarks, such as the Mile Zero, Mystery Rock, the Two Brothers Totem Pole, or the 6015 Rail Engine. Also be sure to check out the gallery and museum.
Offering one of North America’s best fishing areas, Jasper National Park is the setting to make your fishing experience in Jasper both comfortable and memorable.
Fishing in the Rocky Mountain’s Largest National Park – surrounded by wildlife and the peace and quiet of more breathing room – creates a lifelong experience and stories for years to come.
Boat & Paddling
Boating in rowboats and canoes is allowed on most of the ponds and lakes in the park. Boats with electric motors without on-board generators are allowed on most road-accessible lakes.
Cruise in the open air to a Rocky Mountain High with a professional driver on a Harley Davidson sidecar motorcycle.This “Signature Experience” begins at our downtown shop where you will be fitted into riding apparel before going Hog Wild on a 1, 2 or 3 Hour Tour. Ride to famous destinations in Jasper National Park with a local guide for a Classic Holiday Adventure!
Sightseeing from a helicopter tour in beautiful Jasper, Alberta can be an experience of a lifetime. On the ground the park offers much to see, but from above, you’ll see Jasper from a completely different perspective.