At the heart of Jasper townsite is a log and stone building, a classic example of Rustic architecture found in many Canadian national parks. Here, in the Jasper Park Information Centre, friendly park experts offer insights on front and backcountry exploring, hiking trails, camping, paddling, wildlife viewing and skiing. To help you make the most of your stay, you can also get details on special events, weather conditions, and pick up maps and permits. The Friends of Jasper Gift Shop and Tourism Jasper are also on site, making the Info Centre a one-stop destination to plan your adventure.
Hours of operation
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Make the Information Centre your first stop in Jasper, for friendly, knowledgeable advice on everything from hiking trails and campsites, to weather conditions, places to stay, attractions and seasonal events.
Athabasca Pass National Historic Site
Surveying routes through uncharted lands with clear mountain rivers and snow-capped mountain passes were all part of the job for David Thompson. Discovering the Athabasca Pass near Jasper, Alberta, was fundamental in linking Canada’s fur traders to the Pacific Ocean. Hikers can still experience the same untouched wilderness.
Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site
Designated a National Historic Site in 1971, the beautiful and scenic Yellowhead Pass is a tribute to the early explorers, fur traders, road builders and travellers who opened the mountainous gateway to the west.
Jasper House National Historic Site
Jasper House was a trading post serving fur traders, Aboriginal people, and explorers travelling across vast mountain ranges on either side of the continental divide. A viewpoint and commemorative plaque brings this historic era to life.