Driving through Jasper National Park

The drive through Jasper National Park is one of the most scenic detours you can take. With elk, bears and big horned sheep, welcome to wildlife country!

We visited Jasper National Park in July 2012, as part of a drive from Vancouver to Calgary. Our trip through Jasper National Park has to be one of the most scenic detours I’ve even taken. The drive both to and from Jasper town were very scenic but the highlight was Maligne Lake road for all the wildlife.

Here is a collection of photos from our two days in the park.

Over two days we saw five black bears, numerous elk, squirrels (of course), a fox, and a few other animals that I’d never seen before. And of course we saw nothing but drop dead gorgeous scenery!

Peyto Lake in Jasper National Park
Peyto Lake
Waterfalls in Jasper National Park
If you like waterfalls, the Icefields Parkway is the drive for you
Colombia Icefield in Jasper National Park
The Colombia Icefield
Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park
Sunwapta Falls
Driving along the highway in Jasper National Park
This has to be one of the prettier highways I’ve been on
More epic views in Jasper National Park
The drive has lots of views like this
Mountain goat crossing the road in Jasper National Park
Mountain goat crossing the road in Jasper National Park

Mountain goats on the road in Jasper National Park

Babies
Super cute!

Black bear crossing the road in Jasper National Park

Elk in Jasper National Park
Elk
Same elk
This guy was huge!

Waterfall

Black bear  in Jasper National Park
We saw five black bears over two days
Big Horn Sheep on the Maligne Lake Road
Big Horn Sheep on the Maligne Lake Road
Big horn sheep in Jasper National Park
The big horn sleep seemed to be very comfortable around cars
close up of a big horn sheep
Like this guy!
The baby big horn sheep are very cute
The baby big horn sheep are very cute
Black bear in Jasper National Park
July and August is berry season
Moose Lake Loop walk near Maligne Lake
Saw this little guy on the Moose Lake Loop Walk from Maligne Lake
small animal in a tree
And this little guy
Moose Lake in Jasper National Park
Moose Lake
Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park
Maligne Lake
Maligned Lake and mountains
Snow capped mountain and Maligne Lake
Maligne Lake Boat House
Maligne Lake Boat House
Another elk in Jasper National Park
Elk eating lunch
Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park
Athabasca Falls
Jasper Town
Jasper Town from the balcony of a restaurant
Medicine Lake
Medicine Lake
Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park
Medicine Lake

I hope you enjoyed the photos for our two days in Jasper National Park. This  drive was part of a longer drive from Vancouver to Calgary. We visited this part of the world in August 2012. Even in summer you’re going to see some snow!

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