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Discovery Trail

Where Canadian Rockies‘ 2007 pick as “One of Canada’s Best New Attractions,” Jasper Discovery Trail debuted last summer as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Jasper National Park. Walk, run or cycle this 8 km (5 mi) loop that skirts Jasper townsite boundaries. The south portion that parallels main street is a gently rolling, paved and gravelled pathway. The north side follows the natural contours of Pyramid Bench where moderate climbs access excellent views of town, the Athabasca, Miette and Maligne river valleys, and surrounding mountains. Follow the ‘bear head’ interpretive signs and learn about Jasper’s human history, railway and natural environment. — JN

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