Winter is a great time to see wildlife. Explore Jasper National Park’s lower valleys and subalpine on the Maligne Lake Road where you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of winter in the Rockies in an area renown for having an abundant wildlife population. Frozen lakes and rivers provide a great back drop and contrast for the elk, deer, moose, wolves, sheep and coyotes that are still very active in winter. Our tour vehicle will slowly tour the valley while your interpretive guide helps explain the mysteries of nature.
Your guide will personally greet you at your Jasper hotel where you will join a small group on board a warm and comfortable minibus. As you meander slowly down the valley, you will gaze out large windows taking in spectacular views over frozen lakes, rivers and snow-cloaked forests against a backdrop of snowy rocky mountain peaks. You will be mesmerized by the expanse and grandeur of this pristine mountain wilderness. Your tour will travel to seasonal locations, which are specifically chosen by your guide that day, allowing you the best chances of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. While the bears hibernate during the winter, many other wildlife species remain very active. The stark contrast of the snowy landscapes provides great advantage when it comes to spotting animals such as elk, deer, moose, wolves, sheep and coyotes, so be sure to keep an eagle eye for anything that moves. You can capture your memories through photographs from inside the minibus and at selected viewing stops made at the discretion of your guide. Along the way you will discover valuable insights into the challenges of managing and protecting wildlife within the National Park. Your professional local guide will be eager to answer your questions, as they passionately share the magic of Jasper's wild winter wonderland, bringing the stories of the animals to life. 95% of tours are successful at spotting wildlife. However, while encounters are frequent, everyday is unique. Jasper National Park is a natural environment and wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.The tour will finish with complimentary drop-off back at your accommodation.