Jasper National Park – The Largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies

Jasper National Park, at 11,000 km2 (4,200 sq mi or 2,774,500 acres), is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. The town was originally a trading post run by the Hudson’s Bay and North West Companies. And it retains it’s remote feeling even today. That’s what makes it well worth a visit.

Jasper offers travelers not only some of the Rockies’ most spectacular scenery but also a gondola or skytram ride that whisks you from the forested floor to the treeless alpine landscape at the top of Whistler’s mountain.

If you travel to Jasper on the Rocky Mountaineer, you can explore the beauty of Jasper’s Maligne Lake (pictured above) and Maligne Canyon.

From Jasper, you can travel along the Columbia Icefield Parkway, one of the three most beautiful drives in the world, to Lake Louise. Along the way, you’ll see Athabasca River and Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier SkyWalk, Peyto Lake, with its turquoise water, and many other sites. We can add a rental car to your Rocky Mountaineer package so you can make this wonderful drive at your own pace. If you’re thinking about driving between Jasper and Banff or Calgary, be sure to read this guide before you go.

From Lake Louise, you are only 56 km (35 miles) from the town of Banff. Both Banff and Lake Louise are located in Banff National Park.

Here is a selection of our best Rocky Mountaineer train tours that feature time in Jasper National Park.

Two Days on the Rocky Mountaineer

The shortest Rocky Mountaineer trip is two days and one night. You can start your train trip in Vancouver or Jasper National Park.  See the map above for all Rocky Mountaineer routes. (Train travels in both directions.)

This is the perfect trip if you want to put together your own packages to the Canadian Rockies, include the Rocky Mountaineer but choose your own itinerary and your own pace.  

Call us to discuss your plans and we will make your train reservations and email your confirmation along with detailed recommendations for hotels, activities, tours and transportation options in the Rockies, Vancouver and Calgary. Two day tours are available from April 26 to October 6, 2021 depending on the route. See our Schedule for all departure dates.

2021 High Season Prices:
Vancouver and Jasper National Park:
$1,999 SilverLeaf | $2,749 GoldLeaf
Length: 1 Night / 2 Days

Call us at 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207 or Email for more information and reservations.

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Rocky Mountaineer Classic Rail Vacation

3 nights / 4 days
The train portion of this tour is identical to that of the two day train trip. The Classic Rail Vacation, however, includes hotel stays the night before the train departs and the night the train arrives at your destination. 

You get, in other words, two days on the Rocky Mountaineer, 3 nights accommodations (Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper), breakfast and lunch on the train both days, all transfers between hotels and the train and all luggage handling.
Available April 25 to October 3, 2021 depending on the route.

2021 High Season Prices:
Vancouver to/from Jasper National Park:
$2,540 SilverLeaf | $3,661 GoldLeaf | $3,761 GoldLeaf Deluxe
Prices are lower in April, May and October
Length: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Call us at 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207 or Email for more information and reservations.

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5 Night Journey Through the Clouds Excursion

This wonderful 5 night package includes the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper National Park and tours to Lake Louise and Banff National Park and a transfer to Calgary airport.

You’ll spend nights in Vancouver, Kamloops, en route, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise and Banff National Park.

Price includes an airport transfer from Calgary to Banff if you begin in Calgary or Banff to Calgary if you begin your trip in Vancouver and end at the Calgary Airport.

Available from Vancouver or Calgary each  Monday and Thursday (and select Sundays) from April 26 to October 4, 2021.

2021 High Season Prices:
$4,057 SilverLeaf | $5,367 GoldLeaf | $5,7,66 GoldLeaf Deluxe
Prices are lower in April, May and October
Length: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Call 1-604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email for more information and reservations.

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7 Nights / 8 Days Journey through the Clouds Explorer

The Journey through the Clouds Explorer gives you a chance to experience the breadth of the Canadian Rockies in a one week package: two days on the Rocky Mountaineer and 4 nights in the Canadian Rockies: Jasper (2), Lake Louise and Banff National Park.

Available from either Vancouver or Calgary Mondays and Thursdays from April 26 to October 4, 2021.

2021 High Season Prices:
$4,816 SilverLeaf | $6,592 GoldLeaf | $7,086 GoldLeaf Deluxe
Prices are lower in April, May and late September and October.

Length: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Call us at 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207 or Email for more information and reservations

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