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Planning a trip to Jasper National Park? We've got plenty of tips and itinerary suggestions to help you plan and make the most of your visit. Here's one of our favourite ways to experience Jasper in one day.

Explore the park’s hallmark natural attractions at your own pace. There’s no need to rush—you’re on mountain time now!

Maligne Lake Road

50–60 mins (48.1 km) drive from Jasper

Take a drive along Maligne Lake Road, for picturesque scenery and some of the best wildlife sighting opportunities in the park. The winding corridor is top with locals and visitors hoping to spot the plethora of bears, elk, moose and bighorn sheep that frequent the area. Go slow and steady and have your camera ready.

A view down a road towards a forested mountain.

Maligne Lake Boat Cruise

90 mins

Discover the postcard-perfect turquoise alpine water at the longest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies on a Maligne Lake Cruise. Highlights of the tranquil bucket-list experience include show-stopping snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks and the world-famous Spirit Island.

Enjoy a post-cruise patio lunch at The View, for Canadian-inspired dishes created with locally-sourced ingredients and sweeping views of Maligne Lake.

Two people sit on a patio for dinner, overlooking a lake.

Maligne Canyon

35–45 min (37.5 km) drive from Maligne Lake

Head back along Maligne Lake Road to Maligne Canyon. Explore the gentle trail to discover six bridges, tumbling waterfalls and epic viewpoints showcasing the Rockies’ deepest canyon.

A waterfall rushed through a rocky canyon.

Pyramid Lake Resort

25–30 min (15.7 km) drive

Complete your day at Pyramid Lake Resort. If you arrive early enough, why not wander the lakeside trail or rent a paddleboat or kayak from the boathouse. After, dine on gourmet Canadian fare at The Pines restaurant, overlooking the lake and iconic Pyramid Mountain.

Two people canoe along a calm lake below forested mountains.

How's that for a day to remember? For more itinerary suggestions and planning tips, see here.

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