Trans-Canada Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead, runs through the park and is the main east-west route to and from Jasper.
The Icefields Parkway, widely considered one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world, runs north-south, connecting Jasper with Trans-Canada Highway 1 near Lake Louise and Banff.
If you don’t have your own car to drive to Jasper, try these car rental agencies. They have offices both in Jasper and throughout Canada and the U.S.
All major roads in Jasper are paved, and all major highways have shoulders. The maximum speed limit inside Jasper National Park is 90 km/hour, with several areas having slower limits for wildlife safety. Make sure to factor in plenty of time for breaks, slow traffic and inclement weather conditions. Here’s where you can see current road conditions:
If you’d rather let someone else do the driving, you can use these bus services:
- Sundog Tours can pick you up at the Calgary airport and bring you to Jasper via Banff and the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Or, they can pick you up at the Edmonton airport and bring you to Jasper via Highway 16. Here are Sundog Tours schedules and reservations.
For a chance to sit back, relax and see scenery that you can’t see from any highway, take the train! There are two rail services that can bring you to Jasper:
If you would like to explore the Jasper area before the festival, take a Rocky Mountaineer Journey.
Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers:
Flying to Edmonton or Calgary will bring you closest to Jasper. From these cities, you’ll then need to drive or take a bus or train.