Jasper Facts

Interesting Facts about Jasper


Province: Alberta

Country: Canada

Jasper by the Numbers:

Population: 2167

Elevation: 3480 feet

Average Annual Rainfall: 13.1 inches

Average Jan. Temperature: 12 degrees F

Average July Temperature: 59 degrees F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: tourism

Major Tourist Destinations: Jasper National Park

Ethnic Mix: 91.74% Caucasian, 4.38% African American, 3.23% Hispanic, 0.74% Asian

Time Zone: GMT-5

Country Dialing Code: 1

Area Code: 780

Things to See in Jasper

  • Downtown

  • Jasper History

    First created as a trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1824, Jasper has an older, but more humble history, than Banff. The flood of tourists flocking to Banff is thanks in large part of the railway and the Trans-Canada Highway, and as a result, Jasper has developed a reputation among big game hunters, glacier trekkers, and naturalist, as opposed to the more posh European tourists found in Banff. Marmot Basin ski area is the only one in Jasper, but it is well liked for its shorter lift lines.

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