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Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Jasper National Park?

You should plan to spend around $83 (CA$113) per day on your vacation in Jasper National Park. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $24 (CA$32) on meals
  • $19 (CA$27) on local transportation
  • $90 (CA$123) on hotels

A one week trip to Jasper National Park for two people costs, on average, $1,161 (CA$1,581). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Jasper National Park cost?

A one week trip to Jasper National Park usually costs around $580 (CA$791) for one person and $1,161 (CA$1,581) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Jasper National Park on average costs around $1,161 (CA$1,581) for one person and $2,321 (CA$3,163) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Jasper National Park will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Jasper National Park on average costs around $2,487 (CA$3,389) for one person and $4,974 (CA$6,777) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Jasper National Park has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Jasper National Park expensive to visit?

Jasper National Park is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Canada, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Jasper National Park is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Jasper National Park.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Jasper National Park Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Jasper National Park?

The average Jasper National Park trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Jasper National Park travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$123 ($90)
Local Transportation 1 CA$27 ($19)
Food 2 CA$32 ($24)
Entertainment 1 CA$11 ($8)
Tips and Handouts 1 CA$0 - 0 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 CA$8 - 24 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Jasper National Park
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Jasper National Park is $45 (CA$61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Jasper National Park is $90 (CA$123). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Jasper National Park

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Jasper National Park based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $214. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Jasper National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (CA$27) per person, per day, on local transportation in Jasper National Park.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Jasper National Park?

Typical prices for Transportation in Jasper National Park are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Jasper National Park, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Park Pass

Food Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • While meal prices in Jasper National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Jasper National Park is $24 (CA$32) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jasper National Park should cost around $9.47 (CA$13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Jasper National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • Entertainment and activities in Jasper National Park typically cost an average of $7.84 (CA$11) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Jasper National Park is $0.23 (CA$0.31) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Jasper National Park is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Jasper National Park is $0.47 (CA$0.64), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • The average person spends about $12 (CA$16) on alcoholic beverages in Jasper National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Jasper National Park
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  • On average, people spend $2.12 (CA$2.88) on bottled water in Jasper National Park per day. The public water in Jasper National Park is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Jasper National Park On a Budget
Jasper National Park Jasper National Park
An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park, located in Canada's Alberta Province, is one of a few national and provincial parks that showcase the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
A visit to Jasper is an opportunity to enjoy wild beauty and natural scenery. In this alpine ecosystem, natural features like mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and caves are the main attractions. It is for these landscapes that Jasper National Park was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with several other of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. A few locations worthy of note include:

Medicine Lake: An overflow form the Maligne River, Medicine Lake changes drastically from a lake of blue glacial melt in the summer to a few number of pools in the fall and winter. The phenomenon occurs because of its location over a series of underground limestone caves.

Maligne Canyon: The deepest canyon in the Rockies, Maligne Canyon can be explored by hikers over a series of six bridges. It is the gateway to the breathtaking scenery of the Maligne Valley.

Miette Hot Springs: Guests can soak in warm mineral waters while enjoying stunning mountain views at the Miette Hot Springs.

Athabasca Glacier: This glacier is a part of the larger Columbia Icefield that spans the continental divide in Banff and Jasper national parks. It is about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) long and between 90–300 meters (300–980 feet) thick.

Pyramid Mountain and Lake: Named for its pyramid-like shape, the mountain is one of Jasper's landmarks. The lake reflects its unique shape beautifully, and is surrounded by abundant scenery and wildlife.

Other notable features include Athabasca Falls, Spirit Island, Sunwapta Falls, Mount Edith Cavell, and Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies).
Jasper is an alpine town located at the center of the national park. The town itself is small enough to easily navigate on foot, and has plenty of options for dining, drinking, and accommodations-both camping and lodging. The train station is located on the east side of town, around which visitors will find a concentration of cafes, restaurants, shops, and inns. Many of the shops sell outdoor gear and apparel. There are two main tourism companies in town: Brewster (larger, 50-person bus tours) and SunDog (smaller, 12-person bus tours). Both offer a varieties of tours to most of the park's major attractions. For a more independent adventure, many hiking trails are accessible right from the town center. Located at the heart of Jasper National Park, the town is nestled between mountains, with the Athabasca River situated to the east and alpine lakes all around.

In Jasper, activities ranges by season from hiking, biking, and camping in the summer, to cross country and downhill skiing in the winter. No matter the activity, the scenery-abundant with native flora and fauna-will steal the show. Visitors will find plenty of things to do in Jasper year-round, too. You can arrange a bus tour for a more guided experience of the park's features, or hop on the Jasper Skytram for stunning views from above. Be prepared to spot wildlife on any adventure. A few of the local species include elk, caribou, moose, porcupine, beaver, river otter, grizzly and black bear, coyote, mountain goat and bighorn sheep, bald eagle, great horned owl, and many others.
Food and Dining
As a major vacation and tourism destination, Jasper has also become a hub for good eats, fine food, trendy restaurants, cozy pubs, charming cafes, and more. From hearty alpine meals to globally-inspired entrees, the dining options in Jasper are many and varied. Guests looking for authentic Canadian cuisine, should be sure to sample the local maple syrup with a pancake breakfast. The province of Alberta, within which Jasper is located, is also world renowned for its locally raised beef. It can be barbequed, grilled, braised, minced, or skewered and is often served with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, rice, beans, and a variety of sauces. Game meats and wild fish are also common, as are bison steaks, burgers, and sausages. Meals will often come with a side of vegetables like beets, carrots, or sweet Taber corn, and desserts usually consist of local nuts and berries. Jasper will have a variety of these local eats, in addition to the more varied international options.

The nearest international airports to Jasper are the Edmonton International Airport (four-hour drive) and Calgary International Airport (five-hour drive). From Edmonton travel west on AB-16 and arrive at Jasper's eastern entrance. From Calagary travel west on AB-1 and connect with AB-93 North to arrive at Jasper's southern entrance (note: AB-93 may be closed at times, and it might be best to head north and then west to arrive at Jasper's east entrance). AB-16 bisects the parks in the east-west direction.

Visitors can also arrive at the park by train. VIA Rail provides commercial rail travel from Edmonton and Vancouver, in addition to a private Rocky Mountaineer tourist train.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.