About Jasper


The friendly, picturesque community of Jasper, Alberta is the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest and most northerly of Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks and a part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Park World Heritage Site.

Jasper is a world-renowned vacation destination offering first-class visitor attractions, activities, facilities, and services. The municipality nestles in a rugged, unspoiled wilderness of unparalleled beauty featuring towering snow-capped mountain peaks while providing the backdrop for evergreen forests, pristine glacier-fed lakes, and waterfalls. 

Population 

The last federal census was held in 2016. The population of year round citizens in Jasper is around 5000 people but the town sees up to 12, 000 seasonal workers each year. 

Shared Governance
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.

Typical Weather 

Weather in the mountains changes fast. If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes! 

  • Spring comes to the town of Jasper by May but there will be lots of snow on the mountains still.
  • Summer days are long, but the summer season is short.
  • July is the warmest month with a mean daily maximum temperature of 22.5 degrees Celsius.
  • September and October bring fall colours, clear skies, and cooler temperatures.
  • The long winter season is varied with periods of cold stormy weather that can quickly change to a mild Chinook wind.
  • January is the coldest month, but the relative dryness of the air makes even the coldest days bearable 










Average Monthly Climate

Month

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Mean Daily Maximum Temperature (Celsius)

-7.8

-0.6

3.2

9.6

15.6

19.2

22.5

21.4

16.4

10.3

0.7

-4.9

Mean Daily Minimum Temperature (Celsius)

-17.8

-12.2

-8.6

-2.9

1.7

5.6

7.6

7.0

3.2

-1.0

-8.5

-13.6

Mean Snowfall in Centimetres

38.1

21.7

14.7

10.9

3.1

Trace

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0.1

1.1

5.4

24.6

32.7

Mean Rainfall in Millimetres

2.4

2.2

3.2

12.7

30.7

54.8

49.7

48.4

36.8

24.2

8.6

5.4

 

For the most up to date information on the weather check out environment Canada’s website