Over one hundred years ago, Jasper Forest Park first came to be and was named after the popular fur trading post operator, Jasper Hawes. By 1911, the Park saw the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line reach Mile 112. What was then called the town of Fitzhugh flourished around the new railway station, and by 1913 the name was changed to Jasper to complement the Park. A community was born and stone and timber were turned in to the historical treasures we still see today.
To take in the charm of Jasper is to linger in the heart of the town and wander back in time at the sight of the Jasper National Park Information Centre, the train station, post office, old fire hall, Robson and Jackman House, and CIBC buildings.
Channel your inner-explorer and embark on a memorable tour of Jasper’s rich history that includes storied adventures of the early settlers, railway pioneers and outfitter guides who created a life amidst the majestic Rockies.
Visit the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives at 400 Pyramid Lake Road.
Whether you’re wanting to move here permanently or just for a season, Jasper employers are always looking for people to join their team.
There are a number of resources available to you:
- Browse our member’s directory to contact a business directly
- Visit the Career & Employment Services online or call 780.852.4418
- Pick up the local Fitzhugh newspaper available every Thursday or view it online for the latest job adverts and news
Where to Stay
Hotels & Lodges
Jasper offers a wide range of accommodation, year round, to suit all budgets and tastes. For details on year round and seasonal hotels and lodges visit jasper.travel’s where to stay section.
Jasper is a year-round camping destination and can accommodate anything from a one-person bivy tent to a 39 foot motor home, and everything in between. For details on camping in Jasper National Park, visit Parks Canada’s where to stay section.
If you are planning a trip to Jasper or looking for more information on the town and surrounding area, visit the Jasper Visitor Information Centre located at 500 Connaught Drive in the centre of town. You can also call them at 780.852.6236 or email inquiries@JasperCanadianRockies.com.
For information on the town of Jasper, its services, amenities and bylaws, please visit the Municipality of Jasper official website.
Shops & Services
To view and search our list of members, visit our member’s directory.
Jasper the Bear
The JPCC offers its members the opportunity to actively use and promote the Jasper, Venture Beyond brand in addition to marketing licensed Jasper the Bear merchandise. The JPCC receives royalties from corporations licensed to produce Jasper the Bear merchandise and utilizes the funds to continue the brand marketing program.
The Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the following organisations to bring you the true Jasper experience.