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The Scenic Route

AN AMAZING MOUNTAIN JOURNEY FROM JASPER, ALBERTA TO DAWSON CREEK, BC

The Scenic Route

Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies comprises a vast wilderness area of Alberta province defined by glaciers, lakes and peaks like 11,033 ft. high Mount Edith Cavell. The Icefields Parkway, a road from the town of Jasper, passes subalpine forest and the immense Columbia Icefield. Outdoor activities like hiking, camping and skiing are popular. Native wildlife includes elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears.

Jasper National Park to Dawson Creek, BC (Mile ‘0’ of the Alaska Highway) is approximately 524 km. Highway AB 16, AB 40 N and AB 43 W then connects with Highway BC 2 at the British Columbia and Alberta border.

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Communities Along the Way

Grande Prairie

Make the Visitor Information Centre your first stop,  located in Centre 2000 on the Highway 43 Bypass at 106 Street.  Come plan your visit and discover the many attractions and events in this vibrant, growing community!

Grande Cache

A plethora of summer and winter activities attract locals and visitors alike. People come to Smithers for fishing, boating, camping, hiking, skiing, shopping or to listen to the local musical talent. Rolling hills and farmland, rivers, creeks, lakes, mountain ranges, green forests, and wildlife such as bears and moose enclose the town. Smithers’ backdrop is snow-peaked Hudson Bay Mountain, which towers above at 1,650m/5,413ft.

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies comprises a vast wilderness area of Alberta province defined by glaciers, lakes and peaks like 11,033 ft. high Mount Edith Cavell. The Icefields Parkway, a road from the town of Jasper, passes subalpine forest and the immense Columbia Icefield. Outdoor activities like hiking, camping and skiing are popular. Native wildlife includes elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears.

Hinton

Hinton – gateway to Jasper National Park. As well as being a service and supply town for the mountain resorts, Hinton has developed its own tourism industry and is known for offering access to a multitude of recreational opportunities.