New Visitors “How-To” Travel Guide
Getting to Jasper
Banff Airport Shuttle Service for Jasper
Jasper Vacations offers convenient transportation for visitors from Jasper to Maligne Lake, the shuttle service runs four times per day in high season, coordinated with the departure of the Spirit Island scenic cruise.
Use airport shuttle service to Jasper!
Sundog Transportation and Tours is the official airport and shuttle service for BanffNationalPark.com and CanadianRockies.net. They offer a unique, convenient and affordable service that guarantees reliable transportation to and from Calgary International Airport as well as Edmonton. They provide complete transportation from Calgary and Edmonton to Jasper. Call them at 888-786-3641 or at 780 852-9663.
Getting to Jasper
Jasper National Park is situated 370 kilometers (192 mi) west of Edmonton, 404 kilometers (256 mi) northwest of Calgary and 805 km (500 mi) northeast of Vancouver .
Getting to Jasper by Vehicle
Driving to Jasper National Park is scenic and beautiful.
The Trans-Canada Highway #16 (also called the Yellowhead Highway) runs through the park and is the main route to and from Jasper. The Icefields Parkway connects Jasper with the Trans-Canada Highway #1 near Lake Louise and Banff.
All major roads in Jasper are paved and all major highways have shoulders. Make sure to factor in plenty of time for breaks, slow traffic, and inclement weather conditions. The maximum speed limit inside the national parks is 90 km/hr, with several areas having slower limits for wildlife safety.
Some roads, especially the Mt. Edith Cavell road, can be rough and difficult to navigate with large recreational vehicles because of tight hairpin bends. Long, steep grades of 8-11% can be found on the Icefields Parkway especially near Bow Lake and when accending/decending the Sunwapta Pass in the Columbia Icefield Area.
Getting to Jasper by Air
Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver all have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers. Learn more about airline service to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
Getting to Jasper by Rail
Via Rail has regular train service to Jasper via Edmonton and Vancouver.
Learn more about Via Rail service to Jasper.
Getting to Jasper by Bus
Both Vancouver and Edmonton have regular Greyhound bus service to Jasper. Greyhound is typically slow and cumbersome. Jasper Vacations offers tour buses to and from Jasper via Banff along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Learn more about Jasper Vacations by click here or calling 888-786-3641 or 780 852-4056.
By Rental Car
There are several car rental agencies located in the Jasper and Banff town sites.