Surrounded by towering mountain peaks, turquoise-coloured rivers and lakes, and hordes of wildlife, Jasper is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It’s also a bustling tourist town, though not nearly as busy as its neighbour Banff, which means it has a variety of delicious restaurants, souvenir shops, and an array of Jasper accommodations.
Jasper is one of our favourite places in Canada. Not only is it such an incredibly beautiful place, but it’s also located at the northern end of the world-famous Icefields Parkway, which makes it one of the top road trips in the world. For those who love outdoor adventure, Jasper is paradise. From hiking, golfing, and gondola sightseeing in the summer to ice climbing, skiing, and skating in the winter, there’s no shortage of fun things to do.
In this Jasper accommodations guide, we’re going to share with you some of our top recommendations for where to stay in Jasper, including hotels, cabins, camping, and more.
Accommodations in Jasper
Unlike massive cities like Vancouver and Toronto, the location of your Jasper accommodations is not really something you have to worry about. Jasper is a very small mountain town and most accommodation is within walking distance of each other. There are a couple of beautiful options that are a 10-minute drive from the town, but these are typically high-end resorts or cabins.
Jasper has a variety of hotels, most of which are right in the town itself.
The only reason we’re listing the Crimson first is that we’ve actually stayed there. Although we’ve been to Jasper many times, we often stay in the same cabins just outside the town. However, during our video production of Jasper in the Winter, we stayed at the Crimson, which is owned and operated by Pursuit Collection. It’s a bit of a cross between motel and hotel but has been beautifully renovated. The rooms are spacious and clean, and even have a mini kitchen with a sink, mini-fridge, microwave, and Keurig machine. It’s located on the east side of town, walking distance to all the main restaurants, bars and shops. It’s right across from the railway as well, which makes it a great spot to watch the trains go by with the mountains in the distance. They also have an on-site restaurant and during our stay (due to COVID), they were serving room service from another restaurant of theirs – Maligne Canyon. All in all, we had a great stay and would not hesitate to return.
Mount Robson Inn
Another popular place that receives high accolades for the best value in Jasper is the Mount Robson Inn. You’ll find things like comfortable beds, an in-room fridge and microwave, air conditioning, fast WiFi, breakfast included, and a great location.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Although we have yet to stay in the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, we have been on the property during the winter months, enjoying things like skating and fat-tire biking on their many beautiful lakes. This is one of the most unique Fairmont resorts we’ve seen as it offers a wide variety of cabin-style accommodation spread out among one of the largest resort areas we’ve ever seen. They have lakes, trails, and one of Canada’s premier golf courses. They also have a rental shop for things like bikes and skates and a variety of on-site restaurants and bars. You could literally spend a week here and enjoy the serenity of Jasper National Park without even leaving the resort. If your wallet is big enough for the splurge, you won’t be disappointed.
Cabins in Jasper
If you’d rather be a little more secluded as well as have more space and a kitchen in your Jasper accommodations, there are a number of options for renting cabins. These are ideal if you have your own vehicle. Let’s start with our personal favourite.
Almost every time we visit Jasper, we stay at Becker’s Chalets. Ever since we first stayed there in 2017 during our 150-day Canada road trip, we’ve been in love with them. The cabins have everything you need, including a full kitchen and a living room, but the real joy of staying at Becker’s Chalets is the property itself. Located just outside of Jasper (about a 10-minute drive), Becker’s Chalets are located right next to the river, just when it makes a turn. In our opinion, this twist in the river is what gives Becker’s Chalets the best view of any accommodation in Jasper. They also have a popular on-site restaurant and a massive open field where not only kids can play but have become a foraging spot for elk and Canadian geese. Every time we’ve stayed here, we watch elk grazing the grass from our deck. It’s not open in the winter, however, but for the summer and the fall, it’s a great place to spend the night.
The Pocahontas Cabins are another beautiful option for cabins in Jasper that includes luxury options as well. They’re located a bit further out of Jasper as it takes 30-minutes to drive there but they’re much closer to the beautiful Miette Hot Springs, which can be a great way to relax at night before retiring to your cabin. Many of their cozy cabins have a kitchen and some also have an extra bedroom and balcony.
Campgrounds in Jasper
Another popular mode of Jasper accommodations is camping. Obviously, the summer is the most popular time to do this but some camping facilities are also open for the winter. So if you have the means to camp, there’s quite possibly no better place in the world to do so! However, camping in Jasper is incredibly popular and reservations are needed far in advance.
Wapiti Campground Jasper
Located next to Becker’s Chalets, Wapiti Campground is a great place next to the beautiful Athabasca River. It’s also just a 10-minute drive from Jasper, which makes it very convenient. There are 363 sites available to reserve, which makes this a very large campground. There’s also a gourmet restaurant at Becker’s Chalets next door, which can be great for a night where you don’t want to cook or drive into Jasper.
In the winter, there are 75 winter spots as well as washroom and shower facilities. However, you’ll want to always check in advance as they’re currently closed for the winter of 2020/2021. One benefit of off-season camping is that it’s first come, first serve.
Cost is $33 to $41 per night and amenities include RV hookups, fire pits, and shower facilities.
Wabasso Campground Jasper
If you’re visiting in the warmer months, Wabasso is another great option. It’s just 20 minutes south of Jasper with 231 campsites and loads of hiking trails. This is not one of those campgrounds with tons of amenities but you will find fire pits, toilets, and a few RV hookups. This campground is known for its rustic charm but is right next to the Athabasca River, making it a beautiful place to spend the night. Or two. Or three.
The cost is $31 to $37 per night.
Pocahontas Campground Jasper
Just like the Pocahontas cabins mentioned above, the Pocahontas campground is located closer to Miette Hot Springs, about 25-minutes from the town of Jasper. It’s more primitive than some, although it does have flushable toilets and fire rings. The Sulphur Skyline Trail is nearby and there is also running water (but no showers). Great for tents, RVs, trailers and motorhomes under 27 feet.
The cost is $31 per night.
Whistlers Campground Jasper
This is by-far the largest campground within Jasper National Park with close to a whopping 800 campsites. It’s located just minutes outside of Jasper’s townsite around Jasper’s Skytram and has a lot of amenities. You’ll find washrooms, hot showers, and kitchen shelters. Another option for spending the night at Whistlers Campground is the oTENTiks, which is a walled comfort tent that can hold up to 4 adults or 6 people.
The cost ranges from $23 to $48 per night. oTENTiks are $120 per night. Currently closed for construction.
Jasper Bed and Breakfast
If you’d rather your Jasper accommodation be a home-style setting, Jasper does have some options for you.
The White Brick Inn
The charming little White Brick Inn is a 3-star venue walking distance from the Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery. The center of Jasper is a 10-minute walk and Wabasso Lake is less than 14 km away. They offer free wireless internet, pay TV and tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Featuring hardwood furniture, hotel rooms also come with a shower, a hairdryer and a heated floor in bathrooms.
Located on Patricia Street, which is one street over from the main street into Jasper, Fitzhugh House is a popular option for home accommodation. Street and onsite parking are available, as well as Free Wi-Fi. The modern rooms contain microwaves, fridges and coffee making facilities, all with wooden floors. Flat-screen TVs and DVD players are also included in every room. There is also an outdoor terrace area for guests to enjoy, plus reception can also store luggage including ski equipment.
What to Do in Jasper
Although this guide is dedicated to helping you find the best Jasper accommodations, we’ve also written extensively about the top things to do in Jasper during both the summer and winter months. For more on what to do in Jasper and beyond, check out our articles below (most of which have videos too!)
- Things to Do in Jasper
- Edmonton to Jasper
- Banff to Jasper (a Guide to the Icefields Parkway)
- Things to Do in Banff
- Things to Do in Nordegg