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.
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.