Explore by Snowshoe
Five Jasper trails are “Snowshoeing is an affordable sport that allows trail users of all abilities to connect to the park,” says Joseph Zebrowski of Parks Canada. Find maps at the Information Centre (Map 5, 14N); rental shops and tours are listed on p 105.
The Icefields Parkway (p 101), the scenic highway from Jasper to Lake Louise, turned 75 in 2015. Called the ‘Wonder Trail’ and ‘Glacier Trail’ by early explorers, The road was built from 1931 to 1940; it now provides easy access to Marmot Basin ski area (p 108), cross-country ski trails (p 105), and frozen Athabasca, Sunwapta and Tangle waterfalls before rising to the renowned majesty of the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier, just over an hour drive south of town. newly designated for snowshoeing and fat tire biking.