Jasper National Park

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Jasper National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park is the most accessible and visited glacier in the world.
Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park
Map showing the location of Jasper National Park
Map showing the location of Jasper National Park
Jasper Park Location
LocationAlberta, Canada
Nearest townHinton
Coordinates52°48′N 117°54′W / 52.8°N 117.9°W / 52.8; -117.9Coordinates: 52°48′N 117°54′W / 52.8°N 117.9°W / 52.8; -117.9
Area10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi)
Established1907
Visitors2,345,130[1] (in 2016-17)
Governing bodyParks Canada
World Heritage site304
WebsiteOfficial website

Jasper National Park is a national park in Alberta, Canada. It is the largest national park of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. Its area is around 11,000 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is to the north of Banff National Park and to the west of Edmonton. The park has glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Parks Canada Attendance 2017-18 (Report). Parks Canada. 2016–17.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site". UNESCO. Retrieved 16 August 2020.