Wildlife

Black Bear - Explore Jasper

Black Bear

Black bears are the most common to view in Jasper. Take a tour with the local wildlife companies or even adventure companies in Jasper.

Big Horn Sheep - Explore Jasper

Big Horn Sheep

These Big Horn Sheeps loves to block traffic. Watch for them along the highways.

Great Horned Owl - Explore Jasper

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl, on May 3, 1977, the great horned owl was adopted as Alberta’s official bird after a province-wide children’s vote. The great horned owl is a year-round resident of the province.

Red Tail Hawk - Explore Jasper

Red Tail Hawk

Bird of prey, in the eagle family. This is probably the most common hawk in North America, but rare to see in Jasper National Park.

Golden Mantle Squirrel - Explore Jasper

Golden Mantle Squirrel

Golden Mantle Squirrel hibernates in the winter, these little rodents loves to beg for food, but, please refrain from feeding them. They have plenty of natural food to squirrel away.

Moose - Explore Jasper

Moose

These elusive animals are a treat to see if you are ever lucky to see them in the wilds of jasper National Park.

Osprey - Explore Jasper

Osprey

Osprey nests are are viewable at various points along the river in Jasper.

Pine Marten - Explore Jasper

Pine Marten

Pine Martens keeps our squirrel population in check. Looks cute but aggressive.

Grizzly Bear

These large animals are quite a sight to see if you are lucky to come across one in your visit to Jasper, hopefully from a safe distance.

Brown Bear

Usually mistaken for a Grizzly, Brown bears are part of the Black bear family. Notice there is no hump on this brown bear.

Bull Elk

Elks

This species of ungulates are well known in town, as an local, we find them a nuisance most of the time.  They come and poop on your sidewalks and munch on your prize flowers.

Red Fox - Explore Jasper

Red Fox

These creatures don’t show up very often, so this was a lucky capture at Old Fort Point. He was just going about chasing squirrels and rodents for food.

The fauna in Jasper is abundant, Parks Canada works hard in the background in conserving the ecology of Jasper National Park. Take you time in Jasper and look around, watch your speed when driving, never know when a stampede can pop out from the roadside or a large animal wanting to cross. Do not stop in the middle of the road, pull off to the side in a safe manner. Take precautions while walking or hiking the trails, these are wildlife and not breeded for petting. Enjoy your time in Jasper and never feed the wildlife.

Shops & Services LINKS

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BUNGALOWS / CABINS

 

BACKCOUNTRY CABINS

 

LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
  • Dreamcatcher Inn
    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

 

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