Start: Elm Avenue and Robson Street, Jasper | 10:25 am
Finish: Marmot Basin Ski Area | Estimated 2:05 pm
Festival Hours (Elm Avenue & Robson Street, Jasper): 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jasper, Canada’s base of adventure.
Some mountain towns base their appeal on trying to be trendy. Jasper retains its timeless appeal by being authentic and unpretentious – a laid back mountain town and an intimate community that originated as a railway town that just happened to be in the middle of some of the most gorgeous protected wilderness in the world!
The Town of Jasper is in the heart of Jasper National Park. The park’s shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and vast evergreen forest – all surrounded by towering mountains – are some of the reasons the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of only 15 such sites in Canada!
At 11,228 square kilometers (4,335 square miles), Jasper National Park is also Canada’s largest park in the Rocky Mountains.
The Tour of Alberta returns to Jasper
Jasper National Park has one of the most incredible biking trail systems in the world! From high endurance technical rides through offroad terrain in the trees and mountain sides, to leisurely rolling through easy trails and pathways, Jasper has it all. And we almost forgot to mention the epic mountain roads in the park, a road cyclists dream. The same roads that have seen stages of the Tour of Alberta in the past, and will see those pros again for Stage 1 of the 2017 ATB Tour of Alberta!
Whether you are on a mountain bike, road bike, cruiser bike, or even fat bike, you will always be surrounded by incredible mountain vistas and fresh mountain air. Jasper, Canada’s base of adventure, is a premier cycling destination, making Jasper the perfect host for the Tour of Alberta! Ask any cyclist why they come back to Jasper and you’ll likely hear it’s because of the park’s well-connected, well-maintained trails which are the perfect way to experience nature and avoid the crowds.
Jasper Community Partners
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRAFFIC IMPACTS & ROAD CLOSURES WITHIN JASPER NATIONAL PARK, CLICK HERE.