The leaves are now in full bloom along the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park and around the Jasper townsite and this makes for some great spring nature photography. Combine this with the fact that bears and other wildlife are now being sighted daily in the park and you have the perfect storm for a wildlife and landscape photographer to spend a few days or a week enjoying the photo opportunities in Jasper.
One of my favourite early season landscape photography locations in Jasper is along the Athabasca River south of town on Highway 93 (the Icefields Parkway). Earlybird photographers may see wolves or bears along this route prior to 8 am, and really early risers can catch some spectacular sunrise light between 5 and 7 am.
The best locations are south of Athabasca Falls (17 miles/30 kms south of Jasper).