Is Edmonton or Calgary closer to Jasper?

Jasper is located approximately 412-km Northwest of Calgary, Alberta. It’ also just 366-km from Edmonton, which makes it an excellent road trip from Edmonton to Jasper as well.

Is the drive from Edmonton to Jasper nice?

We’ve actually done this drive in reverse, going from Jasper to Edmonton and it’s a very straight-forward 4-hour drive. The roads are well maintained and there’s plenty of small towns along the way to find services in. It’s also home to a variety of wildlife, which means you might see deer, elk, or bears.

How long is Jasper from Edmonton?

four hours
The drive from Edmonton to Jasper is four hours long and very boring.

What is there to see from Edmonton to Jasper?

The top stops along the way from Jasper to Edmonton (with short detours) are Athabasca Falls, Patricia Lake, and Beaver Boardwalk. Other popular stops include University of Alberta Botanic Garden, The Enjoy Centre, and Sulphur Skyline Trail.

Is it worth going to Jasper?

Summary. Jasper and Banff National Parks are full of stunning natural scenery, beautiful lakes and kilometers of defined hiking and walking trails. One place might have more or less to offer a visitor depending on their taste, but they are both worth visiting.

Is Jasper better than Banff?

When it comes to Jasper vs Banff for better ski hills, Banff wins. There are more ski hills to choose from in Banff, including more of a variety. If you’re in Banff National Park you have access to some of the finest ski hills around, including Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Norquay.

How can I spend one day in Jasper?

Go slow and steady and have your camera ready.

  1. Maligne Lake Boat Cruise. 90 mins. Discover the postcard-perfect turquoise alpine water at the longest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies on a Maligne Lake Cruise.
  2. Maligne Canyon. 35–45 min (37.5 km) drive from Maligne Lake.
  3. Pyramid Lake Resort. 25–30 min (15.7 km) drive.

Which is closer to Edmonton Banff or Jasper?

Banff is conveniently located close to one of Canada’s major cities. At just about 1.5 hours’ drive away, Banff is very accessible from Calgary. Jasper, while further away from Calgary, is closer to Edmonton. However, it still would take almost four hours of driving to get from Edmonton to Jasper.

Is Banff or Jasper better?

How far is Jasper from Banff?

Taking the AB-93 North, the total distance from Banff to Jasper is 288km. Breaking that up – the distance from Banff to Lake Louise (a MUST stop along the way) is 57km and the distance from Lake Louise to Jasper is 233km. Overall, the trip should take close to 4 hours if driving with minimal stops.

How far is Banff from Jasper?

Which is better Jasper or Banff?

How long is the drive from Edmonton to Jasper?

Jasper is located approximately 412-km Northwest of Calgary, Alberta. It’ also just 366-km from Edmonton, which makes it an excellent road trip from Edmonton to Jasper as well. Coming from Calgary without stopping, the drive will take around five hours via the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) and the world-famous Icefields Parkway.

What’s the fastest way to get from Calgary to Jasper?

The Fastest (and Most Scenic) Route On the fastest route Calgary to Jasper is 413 kms or approximately 5 hours without stopping. Budget for more time as there will be plenty of photo stops along the way. You’ll leave Calgary heading westbound on Highway 1, and then onto Highway 93 (the Icefields Parkway) northbound to Jasper.

What’s the difference between Banff and Jasper Alberta?

We often describe Jasper as the far-less-touristy Banff – it may attract a different kind of traveler and has fewer amenities to offer, but is none the less massively inviting. We have made this drive many times, sometimes even in winter, and always without issue.

What to do in Jasper Alberta with kids?

Whether you’re interested in hiking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fishing, or delicious restaurants, Jasper has something for everyone.