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 Montane
Jasper Alberta Index
The montane life zone in Jasper Alberta is warm, dry and found only on the very bottoms of Jasper's Athabasca and Miette Valleys. Douglas Firs stand on Jasper's south facing slopes, the furthest north in Alberta this species grows. Warm chinook winds sweep through Jasper Park valleys in winter, melting snow and making forage in the extensive grasslands easy for elk, moose, deer and sheep. When Bears wake in spring, they roam in and out of the montane, and in Jasper's beautiful fall, feast on red-and-orange buffalo berries for weeks at a time in the fall. Jasper wolves and cougars move through the valleys in search of food while bald eagles and osprey nest near the rivers, close to the pike and mountain white fish they feed their young.
Jasper Alberta's montane is also where humans live. The community of Jasper, the Canadian National Railway, Jasper Park Lodge, the Yellowhead Highway, 2 large campgrounds, a power station, pipeline, garbage transfer station, sewage waste plant, and a number of chalets and lodges all dot Albertan montane landscape. More than 2 million people will visit Jasper Park's montane every year, while another 1 million drive through it on the Yellowhead Highway.
Jasper Wildlife, like humans, use Jasper's valley bottoms as transportation corridors and rely on the montane for food and shelter. This creates concern that human use for hiking for example, in the valleys is adversely impacting wildlife corridors, fragmenting Jasper's ecosystem and giving animals less and less room to live. Parks Canada actively studies Jasper's wildlife corridors using cameras with infrared triggers to better understand where wildlife roams in Jasper and how human use, especially the creation and use of unofficial trails, is affecting them.
Parks Canada is committed to maintaining a high quality hiking trail system in Jasper for everyone's enjoyment. The use and creation of unofficial trails is displacing wildlife from their natural habitat, however. Please use only officially trails while hiking, horse-back riding, mountain biking or cross country skiing in Jasper's montane.
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