JASPER MOTORCYCLE RUN HEADQUARTERS Location to be determined. SUNWAPTA FALLS ROCKY MOUNTAIN LODGE
54 km. (11.8 mi.) S. of Jasper Townsite along Highway 93. Draw your
card at the station on the side patio of the main building.
Sunwapta means "turbulent water". Upper Sunwapta Falls is popular
with tourists, as the viewpoint is just off the road. The lower falls,
just as impressive as the upper falls, is one you have to make a short
hike to. It is a little less crowded, as most tourists do not bother
to make the trek down to see it. The trail to the lower falls follows
along the right (north) side of Sunwapta River.
MALIGNE LAKE STATION 48 km. (28.8 mi.) S.E. of Jasper Townsite at the end of Maligne
From Maligne Canyon you continue up the road following the Maligne
River that is also known as the disappearing river as it flows underground
for several km. from Medicine Lake. There is a pull out at the end
of Medicine Lake where interpretive panels explain the story of the
"disappearing" lake and river.
The exquisite Maligne Lake is the second largest glacier-fed lake
in the world, stretching 22 km. (14 mi.) and surrounded by soaring
peaks and glaciers, this is one of the park’s premier destinations
for summer visitors. Maligne Lake is also home to the “Best Boat Cruise
in Canada” that cruises past glacier-studded mountain peaks to world-famous
Spirit Island. Other activities in the areas include fishing, hiking
and horseback riding. Restaurant and shopping facilities are seasonal.
MARMOT BASIN STATION
19 km. (11.8 mi.) S. of Jasper Townsite via Highway 93, 93A and the
Marmot Basin Road Drive down the Icefield Parkway Highway past the
Park Gate and follow the signs for Marmot Basin Ski area. Located
in the breathtaking, vast and ruggedly mountainous landscape of Jasper
National Park, Marmot Basin is a ski destination that inspires lasting
memories. In summer this road offers great elevation gain so you can
get some sweeping landscape shots as well as having opportunities
to views wildlife.
ATHABASCA FALLS STATION
32 km. (14.2 mi.) S. of Jasper Townsite on Highway 93A
Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, the
Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been
smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water carrying sand
and rock. There are some great photo opportunities and hardened trails for short
walks. You can capture the brilliance of rainbow-hued spray with a stunning
mountain backdrop. Picnic tables and privies on site.
Remember, with all the beauty and wildlife maximum speed limit in
the park is 90km/hr, please ensure you obey all traffic regulations
and speed limits.