Dangers & Annoyances

The biggest dangers are weather, rugged backcountry terrain, wildlife and avalanches. All of these dangers can be minimized with common sense and planning. Always check trail, weather and wildlife conditions before venturing out into the wilderness – even on a day hike – and make sure you are properly equipped.

Rocky Mountain weather can turn on a dime. Prepare for all-season weather at any time of year and always carry warm layered clothing. Fickle weather conditions can also create treacherous driving conditions, even during summer.

While crime is low in Jasper, you’d be wise to always keep your car locked when unattended.

Emergency & Important Numbers

For emergencies dial 911. The 24-hour park warden can be contacted at 780-852-6155.

Telephone

Cell (mobile) phone reception is patchy to nonexistent, especially once you leave Jasper Town. Some park hotels, lodges and nonprimitive campgrounds have public phones. Courtesy phones (local calls only) are located in Jasper Town's visitor center.

Tourist Information

Parks Canada Has two locations, one at the Jasper Information Centre in Jasper Town and another 103km (64 miles) south at the Columbia Icefield Centre on the Icefields Pkwy.

Tourism Jasper Jasper Town's municipal tourist office offers a wealth of information about area activities and accommodations.