This archetypal mountain town has stacks of charm – perfect for a quick getaway. Pack your suitcase right now and leave the planning to us. Here are four things to do in Jasper and save a bundle of money at the same time.
Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Traverse the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed ice-exploring coach. The 80-minute tour makes a 30-minute stop so that visitors can walk on the ice. Save up to 25% on the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure and other Brewster Travel Canada excursions.
Jasper Raft Tours: Take the plunge and set out for an adventure on the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. You can leave your fears at your hotel, because this tame, Class 2 river is slow-running, and no problem for young or old. Save 15% on regular adult rates at Jasper Raft.
Glacier Skywalk: It’s an hour’s drive from downtown Jasper to the Glacier Skywalk, but well worth the journey to see Alberta’s newest mountain attraction. Jutting out from the face of a cliff 280 metres above the Sunwapta Valley, the glass skywalk offers a bird’s eye view of the Columbia Icefield. Grab an audio wand for a self-guided tour of the area’s natural history. The Skywalk is open until 6 p.m. daily. Give yourself enough time to make the one-hour drive by leaving town no later than 3 p.m. And fuel up before you go – there are no gas stations en route. Save 15% on Glacier Skywalk tickets.
Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites: Jasper’s favourite family hotel, thanks to its quiet location and array of amenities, including 144 rooms, an indoor pool and alfresco dining on the garden terrace. Save up to 20% at Best Western hotels across Alberta.
Jasper SkyTram: This gondola carries visitors 2,277 metres (7,472 feet) up Whistler Mountain for one of the most impressive, panoramic views of the Rockies. Save 15% on adult and child tickets.