Welcome to the Municipality of Jasper website.
Each year, our community of less than 5,000 people hosts some 2,000,000 visitors from Canada and around the world. We're proud of our community. Our residents have committed in the Jasper Town Vision Statement to Jasper remaining a “…small, friendly community… set in the natural splendor of Jasper National Park.” We're a community which values and promotes controlled growth, quality services and environmental integrity.
The Vision Statement commits our community to be “…a leader in sound environmental practices,” to “.. respect the inherent value of Jasper National Park,” and to accept and honour the special environmental responsibilities that fall to us as park residents. The town of Jasper is also our home. It’s where we raise our families, where our children go to school, where our seniors retire. We have softball leagues, swimming teams, curling leagues, old-timer’s hockey, kids gymnastics and all of the dozens of other activities that form the fabric of vibrant and living communities all across Canada. We’re proud of our community facilities, too: our museum, parks, swimming pool and recreation complex. Tour our website for information about what to do and where to go in Jasper.
Tourism is an important focus for our local economy. We value our visitors, and we work hard to make them welcome. I know you will enjoy your visit to Jasper and your time with us.
Thank you for choosing Jasper.
Municipality of Jasper
The Municipality of Jasper is unique because of its location within a national park. Governance is shared between the Municipality of Jasper and the Parks Canada Agency. The Specialized Municipality of Jasper was formed by the Province of Alberta on July 20th, 2001.
The Municipality of Jasper operates under an agreement with the Department of Canadian Heritage, giving it authorities over all municipal matters with the exception of land use planning, development and environmental matters. The Municipality of Jasper assumed responsibility for specific jurisdictional matters from the Parks Canada Agency on April 1st, 2002.
Jasper is represented by an elected Mayor and six-member Council. The current Council and Mayor were elected to office on October 18th, 2010 for a three year term.