Jasper House National Historic Site
Gaze across the Athabasca River and envision 50 years of fur trading history located at the junction of towering mountain ranges and mountain passes. For almost half a century Jasper House was the main stopping place for fur traders using the Athabasca, and Yellowhead passes, and an important meeting place for adventurers, voyageurs, artists and missionaries. A short, beautiful walk leads you to the Jasper House viewpoint.
Highway 16, roadside pullout 35 km east of Jasper.
Hours of operation
Note: The site may be inaccessible due to snow in the winter.
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