Jasper Railway City on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer Departure City Jasper, Alberta

Jasper Railway Station


Jasper railway station is on the Canadian National Railway mainline in Jasper, Alberta. The station is served by Via Rail's The Canadian three times per week in each direction and is the eastern terminus for the Via Rail's Jasper – Prince Rupert train. The Rocky Mountaineer company trains such as the Journey through the Clouds use the station as a terminus, these trains continue to Quesnel railway station.

History of Jasper Railway Station

Jasper was created as a railway siding in 1911 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. It was originally called Fitzhugh, part of the Grand Trunk Pacific's alphabet line, but was renamed in 1913 when the townsite was surveyed. By 1913 both the Grand Trunk and the Canadian Northern Railway called on Jasper. By 1923 the CNoR and the GTPR were taken oven by the Canadian government and merged into the Canadian National Railway, which continued to use the old GTPR station until it burned down during the winter of 1924-25.

The current station was constructed by the CNR in 1926. The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1992.

Address of the Jasper Railway Station: 

Jasper Railway Station
607 Connaught Drive,
Jasper,
Alberta, 
Canada

DMS Coordinates: 52°52′34″N 118°04′47″W
Decimal: 52.876111, -118.079722    
Geo URI    geo: 52.876111,-118.079722
UTM: 11U 427333 5859035

History of Jasper Railway Station

Jasper Railway Station is owned by: Parks Canada

Platforms on Jasper Railway Station: 1 side platform, 1 island platform

Number of Tracks from Jasper Railway Station: 2

Parking at Jasper Railway Station: Short and Long-term

Disabled Access at Jasper Railway Station: Yes

Station code of Jasper Railway Station: 

Via Rail: JASP
IATA: XDH

Previous Names of Railway Companies using this Station:      

Canadian National Railway

Railway Services from Jasper Railway Station



        
Things to do in Jasper, Alberta when you get off the Rocky Mountineeer

Welcome to Jasper!


Jasper, Alberta..... Your Base for Adventure.

'Jasper From here, the greatest personal expeditions begin. Prepare to Venture Beyond.'

Some mountain towns base their appeal on trying to be trendy. Jasper retains its timeless appeal by being unpretentious — an intimate community that originated as a railway town that just happens to be in the middle of some of the most gorgeous protected wilderness in the world.

Welcome to Jasper, Alberta, a mountain town that’s just waiting for you to visit. There are tons of activities and services available for you, your friends and your family to enjoy in Jasper National Park.

Need a place to stay? Jasper has lots of accommodations to get you started in the Canadian Rockies. With a large list of cabins, bungalows, hotels, and private homes, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs. Begin your Jasper, Canada vacation. Check out our list of shuttle and transportation services to get around Jasper during your stay.

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Nature lovers will love Jasper, Canada. There are a ton of outdoor activities available! Golfing near Jasper has never been better. If you’re itching to ride awesome whitewater, check out the Jasper Rafting Alliance for great deals on the Sunwapta River.

What are you waiting for? Explore Jasper, Alberta!


Go Horseback Riding in Lake Louise!

Blaze the summer trails in Banff National Park or try a winter sleigh ride during the holiday season. See the Canadian Rockies in a whole new light when you embark on a backcountry horseback ride. Book your Canadian Rockies horseback riding trip now!

Dogsledding in the Canadian Rockies

Allow the adrenaline to take over as you race through the snowy planes in Kananaskis Country. The trained, happy dogs will take you on a personal tour of the Canadian Rockies backcountry. Book now for the winter dog sledding tours so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Discover Jasper, Alberta

Many Things to Do in Jasper Region

Go further. Discover more. Venture beyond with land, water, and air experiences. Explore a variety of activities for adventurers of all levels.

 
  • ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
  • GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
  • SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
  • SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
  • SNOWSHOEING
  • ICE SKATING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • DARK SKY PRESERVE
  • CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
  • DOG SLEDDING
  • ICE CLIMBING
  • SLEIGH RIDES
  • SPA & WELLNESS
  • MALIGNE CANYON ICE WALK
  • NATURAL WONDERS
  • GOLFING
  • MALIGNE LAKE & VALLEY
  • ROCK CLIMBING
  • CAMPING & BACK-COUNTRY
  • HIKING & WALKING
  • TONQUIN VALLEY
  • YOGA
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • JASPER SKYTRAM
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • EDITH CAVELL
  • CANYONING
  • RAFTING
  • PHOTO TOURS
  • BIKING
  • FISHING
  • WATER ACTIVITIES

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

The town of Jasper is in the heart of Jasper National Park. The park’s shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forest — all surrounded by towering mountains — are some of the reasons the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of only 15 such sites in Canada.

At 11,228 square kilometres (4,335 square miles), Jasper National Park is also Canada's largest park in the Rocky Mountains.


Spring time in Jasper National Park

Spring comes to the valley bottom in April and reaches the high country by June. It brings wildflowers and gushing rivers, which make it the ideal time for rafting.


Summer time in Jasper National Park

Summer days are temperate and long, with the sun setting late and rising early. July is the warmest month, with temperatures around 22.5°C.

Autumn fall time in Jasper National Park

Fall comes in September and October, bringing beautiful autumn colours, clear skies and cooler temperatures. Fall weather conditions are fabulous for hiking, biking, star-gazing, and for those who are tolerant of cooler temperatures, camping.

Winter time in Jasper National Park

Winter brings cold, snowy weather that can quickly change to warmer Chinook winds and Alberta sunshine. Winter temperatures vary, but January is usually the coldest month with temperatures rarely rising higher than -8°C.






 
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