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4 Fun Activities in Jasper

By Where Staff

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Biking with a Bonus

The family friendly 7.5-km combo of the Town Trail, Big Horn Alley and Trail 7 is minutes from Jasper bike rental shops. Follow historic train tracks and the Athabasca River to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Double back for twice the fun or make it a loop. Tip: ride the shores of Lac Beauvert and stop for a hike at Old Fort Point.

Pampering Pleasure 

At Wild Orchid Salon & Spa, exfoliations and aromatherapy add-ons enhance your massage or pedicure experience. Treatments are customized. “We help each client achieve the results they’re seeking,” says co-owner Heather Johnson.

Super Hero Sensation

Zipline face first 200 feet above terra firma; don’t forget to breathe (and enjoy the Roche Miette mountain view). At Zipline Adventure, adrenaline junkies ask for the cable to be loosened to create a base-jumping sensation, while anxious riders overcome nerves by riding tandem.

In-Flight Service 

The seven-minute Jasper SkyTram ride to the top of Whistlers Mountain offers more than a pretty view. ‘Flight attendants’ tell guests about the history, geography, plants and wildlife of Jasper National Park and answer questions. This personal service is unique to Canadian Rockies sightseeing lifts. The on-board guides also work as tramcar operators.

Hot Attraction: Zip Lining at Camp Fortune

Camp Fortune Aerial Experience

Not for the faint of heart, the exhilarating Camp Fortune Aerial Experience zip lining park offers up a range of adrenalin-pumping obstacles that you complete while walking through the tree tops (we’re talking rope bridges, walkways, and giant zip lines!). Try the first-timer “Explorer” course, the advanced “Amazone,” or the children’s park for young daredevils. And you know what they say: the family that zip lines together… Check it out before the course closes for the season on Nov. 6.