Jasper National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies spanning 10878 square kilometres (4200 square miles) and is located north of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
The park offers spectacular views of glaciers, crystal clear lakes, breathtaking rugged mountain ranges, broad valleys, deep canyons, evergreen forest and of course, abundant wildlife. It has over 1000 kilometres of hiking trails in this vast wilderness and the largest Dark Sky Preserve on the planet.
The scenic Icefields Parkway that connects Banff National Park to the south takes you alongside a chain of massive icefields that straddle the Continental Divide. The famous Columbia Icefield is at the southern end of the park and it is only a short walking distance from the parkway.
Jasper National Park is also one of the few remaining areas in southern Canada that carnivores like grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves, wolverines and coyotes call home. This park remains one of the protected ecosystems remaining in the Rockies.