Jasper National Park Shopping

Jasper certainly doesn’t provide the shopping experience found in Banff, but several interesting shops beckon on rainy days. Our Native Land (601 Patricia St., 780/852-5592) is a large shop chock-full of arts and crafts produced by artisans from throughout western Canada. Search out everything from moose-hide moccasins to masks (check out the musk ox head near the back of the store). It also stocks Inuit soapstone carvings from the Canadian Arctic. Bearfoot in the Park (606 Connaught Dr., 780/852-2221) features a good cross-section of Canadiana, including books and locally made soaps.

Within 200 meters (660 feet) of the information center is Source for Sports (406 Patricia St., 780/852-3654), Totem Ski Shop (408 Connaught Dr., 780/852-3078), and Everest Outdoor Store (414 Connaught Dr., 780/852-5902), each with a good stock of camping gear and other outdoor equipment.