COVID-19 and your visit to Jasper National Park
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Jasper National Park
Mandatory public health measures are in place in communities across Alberta, including the Municipality of Jasper, to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. Before visiting Jasper National Park, be informed and help prevent the spread.
Parks Canada is working hard to ensure a safe, clean, healthy and enjoyable experience and is making every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering when visiting any indoor public facilities in Jasper National Park. Help us keep Jasper National Park clean by putting all your waste in garbage cans and bins. Please check our website regularly for the current status of areas, activities and services offered in Jasper National Park.
Your safety when visiting
The safety of visitors, employees and residents is our top priority. We thank you for working together with Parks Canada to ensure that you have a safe visit.
You are responsible for your own safety. You can help keep others safe:
- Wear your cloth mask or face covering in all indoor public spaces and workplaces
- Do not visit if you are sick
- Do not visit if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
- Follow all public health guidelines
- Hand washing hygiene and social distance measures are key to your health
- Maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet) between yourself and others
- Wash your hands frequently
- Bring your own COVID-19 hygiene safety kit
- Following recommendations from Alberta Health Services, bring your own mask, hand sanitizer and disposable gloves
- Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
- Prepare to wait for your turn
- Prepare to change your plans
- Be kind and patient to each other, we are in this together
What's open (updated October 1, 2021)
- It is illegal to camp anywhere in Jasper without a valid overnight permit
- More information: Camping in Jasper
- Parks Canada staff are available to provide information about services currently available to visitors
- Park passes can be purchased at all Jasper gates. Credit and debit transactions are preferred.
Parks Canada Information Centres
The town Information Centre is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm
- For general information on visiting Jasper National Park:
- Phone: 780-852-6176 Fastest
- Email: email@example.com
- For backcountry trail information:
- Phone: 780-852-6177 Ext. 2
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Parks Canada brochures and maps are available on our maps and brochures page
Realty and municipal services
Effective May 10, 2021, the Jasper National Park Administration Office will temporarily suspend all visitor services and access until further notice.
For general inquiries, or to book an appointment:
- Phone: 780-852-6220
- Email: email@example.com
Resident and work passes
Apply for a resident or work pass online.
Please note that passes usually issued from the Administration Office must be requested in advance, and then picked up from the Jasper Information Centre during their regular hours of operation.
- Phone: 780-883-0526
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 780-852-6123
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 780-852-6114
- For commercial information in Jasper National Park, visit: Tourism Jasper
- The Palisades Centre is open for accommodation reservations
What's closed (updated July 16, 2021)
Miette Hot Springs
Miette Hot Springs will remain closed for the 2021 operating season due to a national shortage of qualified lifeguards. The hot springs will reopen in May 2022.
- In person events hosted by park interpreters are suspended until further notice.
Glacier Gallery and theatre at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Centre
- The Glacier Gallery and theatre are currently closed to help limit the spread of Covid-19. This closure aligns with the Province of Alberta’s provincial health regulations.
Camping during COVID-19 (updated July 15, 2021)
To avoid disappointment, make sure you have a camping reservation before coming to Jasper National Park.
More information: Camping in Jasper
New reservations for Jasper National Park backcountry camping are open. Backcountry campsites are not regularly cleaned. Visitors must come prepared with their own personal hygiene items.
More information: Backcountry camping
Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitor and residents informed and safe.
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