Getting to Jasper

Jasper and Marmot Basin are located in the heart of Jasper National Park—the country’s largest Rocky Mountain National Park, and bordered by Banff National Park to the south, in western Alberta, Canada.

This means it’s a long way from anywhere including the larger cities of Calgary and Edmonton. Jasper lies 265 miles (426 km) northwest of Calgary and 235 miles (378 km) west of Edmonton. It’s a five-hour drive from Calgary, or three hours from Edmonton on the all-weather four-lane Trans-Canada highway and Yellowhead Trail Highway 16.

The ski area is also 190 miles (330 km) west and north of the Banff resorts, and is connected via Highway 1 and one of the most spectacular mountain highways anywhere -the Icefields Parkway-a two-hour drive past ancient glaciers and towering peaks.

You can also get to Jasper by rail. It’s a five-hour trip from Edmonton, or 17 hours (overnight) from Vancouver on board “The Canadian” and this is a recommended trip in itself. Those on a budget can also access Jasper via Greyhound buses.

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