From trading post to a bustling town, it was the little community that could.
Over one hundred years ago, Jasper Forest Park first came to be and was named after the popular fur trading post operator, Jasper Hawes. By 1911, the Park saw the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line reach Mile 112. What was then called the town of Fitzhugh - flourished around the new railway station, and by 1913 the name was changed to Jasper to complement the Park. A community was born and stone and timber were turned in to the historical treasures we still see today.
To take in the charm of Jasper is to linger in the heart of the town and wander back in time at the sight of the Jasper National Park Information Centre, the train station, post office, old fire hall, Jackman House, Robson House and CIBC buildings.
Channel your inner explorer and embark on a memorable tour of Jasper`s rich history that includes storied adventures of the early settlers, railway pioneers and outfitter guides who created a life amidst the majestic Rockies. Visit the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives at 400 Pyramid Lake Road.
Jasper Tourist Attractions:
Here are a few of the many attractions in Jasper you may like to visit:
- Jasper National Park
- Icefields Parkway
- Jasper Tramway
- Jasper Park Golf Course
- Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives
- Columbia Icefield
- Maligne Canyon