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Under $100: Jasper, Alberta

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 25, 2020

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Under $100 / North America

Jasper is situated within Jasper National Park in Canada’s Alberta province. The alpine town is great for outdoor lovers. Experience Jasper for less than $100 a day.


Start your day with freshly baked pastries at Bear’s Paw Bakery. Choose from a variety of scratch-made pastries, sandwiches, sweets and coffee. Spend about $10. After breakfast, go for a hike at Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. Great for hikers of all skill levels, the trails offer beautiful sightseeing opportunities, including waterfalls and plant life. Daily park entrance costs $10. The hike takes about two hours.


Fuel up with lunch and a beer at Jasper Brewing Company. Choose from a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, large plates and desserts, made using local, seasonal ingredients. Food and drink specials are available 3–5 p.m. and 9 p.m.–close. Spend about $25. Stroll through Jasper’s quaint downtown and explore the local boutiques and shops. Stop at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum. Learn more about Jasper’s history through photographs, artifacts and displays. Hours vary seasonally. Adult admission costs $7.


Enjoy Canadian cuisine for dinner at Syrahs of Jasper. The restaurant focuses on regional cuisine with dishes like elk carpaccio and Alberta bison steak. Entrées start at $30.


Jasper National Park is a designated Dark Sky Preserve. Jasper hosts the annual Dark Sky Festival each year in October. If your trip doesn’t coincide with this, arrange your own stop in the park to experience the brilliant star display. The park is also Canada’s largest in the Rocky Mountains.


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