What can I do in Jasper Alberta?
Here is a short list of Jasper favorites. Albertans and travellers alike will find information on popular attractions, activities and events located on the following websites:
Restaurants of Jasper
Ski in Jasper Alberta
Wildlife in Jasper
Jasper Alberta Shopping
Jasper in January
Jasper Alberta's Historic ViewJasper's Alpine Terrain
Athabasca Pass History
Jasper Alberta's Historic Treasures
Jasper Park's Information Centre
Alberta Alpine Life Zones
Jasper Alberta's Montane
Mountain Ecosystems in Jasper
National Park History
Jasper Alberta's Subalpine
Yellowhead Pass History
Alberta's Jasper House History
Jasper Alberta Life Zones
Jasper Alberta Index
Jasper Alberta's National Park is divided into three life zones; montane, subalpine, alpine, which are broad landscapes with characteristic species, communities and physical environments. Climatic differences associated with changes in altitudes determine these differences in Jasper's biodiversity. Higher elevations in Jasper Alberta are generally colder and wetter, while lower elevations are warmer and drier. Local differences in slopes angles create local microclimates. Jasper's steeper mountain slopes are generally better drained and drier than moderately sloping or flat areas. South-facing mountain slopes are drier and warmer than north-facing ones at the same altitude.
Jasper's ranges of plants and animals are related largely to their tolerances to Alberta's alpine and subalpine cold, heat and drought. Other factors that influence distributions in Jasper include food species, competition with other animals or vegetation species, and soil conditions. The wettest areas in Jasper Alberta are occupied by lakes, ponds, marshes and fens. Grasslands occur in the warmest, driest portions of Jasper National Park and forests in moderate environments. Trees can not grow in cold conditions of high altitudes above about 2200 metres and so forests are absent, replaced by low shrub and wildflower communities.
Jasper Alberta's History
Those wanting to learn more about Jasper Alberta came to the right place! Here you will find historical facts and accounts from Jasper's locals and archives on how Alberta's beautiful little mountain town became to be. Additional Jasper National Park history can be found within as well.
Historical Timeline of Jasper Alberta
Alberta's Natural Wonder
Jasper National Park, Alberta Facts and Climate
Jasper Alberta History