Banff and Jasper: Two Alberta Treasures

Honeymoon Lake in Jasper, Alberta

Honeymoon Lake in Jasper National Park

When it comes to natural scenery and enjoying the outdoors, it’s no secret that we Albertans have it lucky. From the great boreal forests of Wood Buffalo National Park to the hoodoos of Drumheller, our province is home to a diverse and inspiring landscape.

And, of course, it’s also home to the spectacular parks of Banff and Jasper. Just recently, Banff and Jasper were included in Huffington Post’s 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth.

Of the many national parks found around the world today, Banff and Jasper remain two of the oldest and most historic. In fact, Banff, established in 1885, was Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. Together with BC’s Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, Banff and Jasper comprise the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Banff and Jasper are two world-class destinations that show off Canada’s breathtaking beauty. Each year, Banff and Jasper attract between 2 and 5 million tourists.

A picture of Banff National Park and Lake Louise

Overlooking Lake Louise in Banff National Park