Some of the many things to see in Jasper include:
Jasper has a robust elk population numbering in the thousands.
For the best viewing opportunities, visit the park in the summer months
to see the big bull elk.
Moose are abundant throughout the park. Moose are most visible in late
spring (June) while they're down in the valley bottoms feeding on the
The park is home to both whitetail and mule deer, particularly in spring
and summer, but can also be found year-round on the Pyramid Lake Road
and in the vicinity of the town.
Bighorn sheep are abundant throughout the park. The large rams are best
viewed in the winter months when they are at lower elevations; in the
summer, most of the rams and many of the ewes can be found by hiking
into the high alpine meadows in the park.
Jasper National Park has a healthy population of mountain goats, and
has a number of spots where the goats actually venture down near the
Mountain caribou are fairly common in Jasper. They are often seen in
winter and spring.
The park is home to a large healthy wolf population, with a number of
packs that roam front country areas and can occasionally be seen by
Coyotes are fairly common in most areas of the park where there are
open meadows and good hunting grounds.
The park supports a small population of mountain lions, however, sightings
of these wily cats are extremely rare.
Jasper has approximately 300 black bears, making up a large and fairly
healthy population. The best times of year to view black bears safely
from your car are in spring when they're eating the dandelions along
the roadsides, or in summer when they're feasting on berries in the
Jasper National Park is one of the few wilderness areas left in the
world that still supports a large protected population of grizzly bears.
Sightings of grizzlies are more common in Jasper than they are in neighbouring
Banff National Park. They are unpredictable creatures, so please remain
in your vehicle if you do encounter a grizzly.