Jasper

The town of Jasper is located in the heart of the National Park, and at the end of the phenomenal Icefields Parkway. Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It is located in the province of Alberta, to the north of Banff National Park and west of the city of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and, of course, mountains.

This park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, together with the other national and provincial parks that form the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, for the mountain landscapes containing mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves as well as fossils found here.

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Some of the park’s many photogenic vistas include Mount Edith Cavell, Pyramid Lake with Pyramid Mountain, Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, and the Tonquin Valley all considered best photographed at sunrise except for Maligne Lake, which is best in the evening.

The Miette Hotsprings is created by an extremely hot spring cooled by the mountain just right allowing for humans to use. It is the most natural hot tub in the world.

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