Jasper National Park


Jasper National Park Cycling

Cycling in Jasper National Park continues to grow in popularity: The ride between Banff and Jasper, along the Icefields Parkway, attracts riders from around the world. In addition to the paved roads, many designated unpaved bicycle trails radiate from the town. One of the most popular is the ATHABASCA RIVER TRAIL, which begins at Old Fort Point and follows the river to a point below Maligne Canyon.

Cyclists are particularly prone to sudden bear encounters; make noises when passing through heavily wooded areas. The brochure Mountain Biking Trail Guide lists designated trails and is available from the information centre and all local sport shops.

Rental outlets include SOURCE FOR SPORTS (406 Patricia St., 780/852-3654), BENCH BIKE SHOP (606 Patricia St., 780/852-7768), VICIOUS CYCLE (630 Connaught Dr., 780/852-1111), and the BOATHOUSE at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (780/852-5708). Most rental shops have road bikes, mountain bikes, and ebikes.