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Guide to Planning the Most Romantic Honeymoon in Jasper, Canada

Guide to Planning the Most Romantic Honeymoon in Jasper, Canada

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Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is surrounded by stunning mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, and abundant wildlife. For those planning a honeymoon or romantic getaway, Jasper is the ultimate destination!

Bailey and I got engaged here in the Rocky Mountains, so we understand how romantic this area truly is.

We also know how difficult planning a honeymoon can be. For many, including myself, the pressure can make planning seem almost impossible, especially in a place like Jasper.

After spending a ton of time in this area, we have done the research (paired with our personal experiences) and put together this guide to planning the ultimate honeymoon in Jasper! 

10 Romantic Things to do on Your Honeymoon in Jasper

1. Go on the Maligne Lake Cruise 

Spirit Island fro the viewpoint visited on the Maligne Lake Cruise in Jasper
The views are spectacular!

Maligne Lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Jasper National Park, and the best way to explore the lake is on a cruise. I loved it so much that without a doubt, one of the highlights of my most recent trip to Jasper with Bailey was the Maligne Lake Cruise.

The cruise lasts for 90 minutes while your guide will explain the history of the lake, point out mountains and glaciers, tell you facts about the area, and take you out to the highlight of the trip – Spirit Island!

For those who don’t know, Spirit Island is one of the most famous places to visit in Jasper National Park. I was blown away when we arrived at Spirit Island! We quickly got off the cruise for a short hike up a path to a viewpoint, and as we did, the water shone a stunning turquoise color!

This was one place that really lived up to the hype and in my opinion, it’s one of those must-do tours in Jasper. Best of all, this cruise is only $89 CAD a person which is a rather affordable activity considering the area!

Maligne Lake is located around 50 minutes from Jasper via Maligne Lake Road. This drive is actually one of the most beautiful in Canada and is a must-do on its own. However, the cruise at the end makes the trip all the more memorable! If you want to read our review on the Maligne Lake Cruise, it has even more info on this special experience.

If you don’t want to do the cruise you can still visit Maligne Lake and enjoy the views from the lakeshore, but you won’t be able to get out to Spirit Island. You can enjoy some great hikes at Maligne Lake, such as the moderately challenging 2.7 km (1.7 miles) Moose Lake Loop or the way longer yet super beautiful Bald Hills Trail that is 15 kilometers long (9.3 miles).

2. Take a Drive on the Icefields Parkway

Views along the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise in Canada
This is seriously the most beautiful highway in the world!

The most spectacular highway I have ever had the pleasure of driving is the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise/Banff and Jasper. I’ve personally been lucky enough to drive it more times than I can count and each time it gets more beautiful!

The Icefields Parkway isn’t a short highway and driving the road in one direction takes half a day if you plan on stopping, however, if you have the time, go for it! Driving this epic road from Jasper to Banff is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

To make the most out of your time, we have picked out the best stops along the way. Some of my favorites are Athabasca Glacier (you can drive onto the glacier!), Peyto Lake Viewpoint for postcard-like scenery, the easily accessible Athabasca Falls, the Big Bend Viewpoint for U-shaped views of the valley, Sunwapta Falls which is a great hidden gem, and finally the bright blue waters of Waterfowl Lakes.

If you need to return to Jasper, I recommend driving to Peyto Lake viewpoint in the morning and then making your way back stopping along the way. The drive to Peyto Lake is 180 kilometers (112 miles) and without stopping will only take two hours. Then, spend the rest of the day stopping as you head back to Jasper.

Of course, if you can drive the entire highway I would!

Related Read: Break up the drive by spending a night in Banff or at a hotel along the Icefields Parkway – there’s just too much to see!

3. Explore Maligne Canyon 

Bailey on bridge two in Maligne Canyon, Jasper
Bridge number two!

One of the more relaxing activities to do in Jasper on your honeymoon is to take a stroll along Maligne Canyon. Located only 5 minutes from Jasper, Maligne Canyon is a stunning example of the power of water.

The canyon is 50 meters deep (164 feet) and at the bottom, a heavy flow of water continues to carve its way through the rock, forming magnificent shapes and huge waterfalls!

From the car parking lot, you can hike along a trail that visits up to six bridges. To do all six you’ll need half a day, however, the first two are the most spectacular in my opinion. You only need half an hour or so at a slow pace to reach the first two bridges. With that said, hike as far as you want and loop back by crossing each bridge to the other side.

In the winter Maligne Canyon is just as, if not more so, impressive! You can visit as normal and view the canyon from above or join a tour like this one and take the Maligne Canyon icewalk along the frozen bottom of the canyon and view frozen waterfalls in what can only be described as a winter paradise. For the price of $74 CAD, it includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, your guide, and all needed equipment.

If you’re an adventure-seeking couple like we are, check out this ice climbing tour and scale one of the waterfalls in the canyon! This is an extreme sport that will take some practice to become good at but the best thing about this tour is that it is catered towards beginners – so you will be in safe hands with your guide! It is a pricey experience costing $236 CAD but if you’re looking to make super unique memories with your new spouse this is a perfect choice for that!

Regardless, in both seasons, Maligne Canyon is a must-visit!

Hot Tip: This activity is great on a cloudy day when your views of the mountains would be hindered! Even in the rain, Maligne Canyon is impressive!

4. Join a Wildlife Tour

A grizzly bear in Jasper National park on a wildlife tour
A huge grizzly bear we were lucky to see!

Wildlife can be found everywhere in Jasper National Park, and even on your own, you’ll likely spot a variety of species. However, many come to see bears and although there are a few around, they can be hard to spot!

In fact, I’ve only ever spotted one Grizzly bear while not on a wildlife tour in Jasper National Park. To be honest, I’d say the large number of visitors to Jasper keeps the bears away. But there is one way to dramatically increase your chances of seeing a bear (or even elk and moose) is to join a wildlife tour in Jasper.

A tour such as this one runs in the late afternoon when animals in the national park are the most active. Tours usually run for around 3 hours and your guide has expert knowledge on where to find certain animals. Expect to pay around $85 CAD per person.

You aren’t guaranteed to see anything, but the chances are that you will, and depending on your luck, you could see more bears in one day than you’ve ever seen before in your lifetime!

5. Explore the Pyramid Island Boardwalk

Enjoying the views on Pyramid Island on Pyramid lake in jasper
Not a bad view on Pyramid Island!

Jasper is filled with iconic places to visit that you’ve likely seen plastered all over social media. One of those places is Pyramid Lake, and more specifically, Pyramid Island.

The small island and boardwalk offer visitors a chance to enjoy a short walk to the island to enjoy spectacular views from all angles. On a calm day, the lake reflects the surrounding mountains better than a mirror and the shaded benches make for a great place to enjoy lunch.

You can visit Pyramid Island in both summer and winter. Although the island is busier in summer, from the photos I’ve seen the island only becomes more beautiful in winter. Be aware though, the lake is frozen so bring your skates!

A leisurely walk along Pyramid Island is a really romantic activity and a great chance to get beautiful photos on your Jasper honeymoon.

You could even book a couple of nights at Pyramid Lake Resort which sits right on the water here in the beautiful secluded location.

Important: Parking at Pyramid Island is very limited. To ensure you get a spot try to arrive early in the morning.

6. Hike the Valley of the Five Lakes

A lady poses for a photo overlooking one of the 5 lakes on the Valley of the Five Lakes hike.
Just one of the 5 lakes!

I usually love tough hikes. You know, the ones that take you high above the valley floor so you can look down and enjoy breathtaking views that make you feel tiny. Yep, those ones!

Funny enough though, I fell in love with the Valley of the Five Lakes hike in Jasper – even though it’s a rather easy trail! So much so that I’ve now done it twice. But what makes it so great?

Well, not only is the trail an easy two-hour (4 kilometers/2.5 miles) walk, but the trail passes by five breathtaking lakes that literally look like the color of emeralds. Up close though, the water is crystal clear and you’ll often see fish swimming at the bottom.

The lakes have the most color on a sunny day and if it’s hot enough, don’t be shy and take a dip in the cold water to cool off! Honestly, the Valley of the Five Lakes is a must in Jasper for anyone who loves short hikes and breathtaking lakes!

Related Read: There are also some great easy hikes in Vancouver, and if you’re traveling with your loved one, you might find our guide to planning a Vancouver honeymoon helpful too!

7. Relax at the Miette Hot Springs

woman stands in the miette hot springs with mountains behind her
Such a beautiful location at one of Alberta’s best hot springs! Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Roth and Ramberg

What could be more enjoyable than relaxing in natural hot springs in Jasper National Park with breathtaking views of the mountains? Not much! For that reason, a visit to the Miete Hot Springs on any honeymoon in Jasper is a no-brainer.

The Miette Hot Springs are located 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Jasper town and they are actually the hottest natural springs in Canada. From the ground, the water comes out at a whopping 54 degrees Celsius (129 degrees Fahrenheit) and must be cooled to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) before it enters the pools.

As mentioned above, the views from the pools are spectacular, and on a cold day, the Miette Hot Springs is the perfect activity. There are two hot pools at the park which are manmade, however, the water is 100% natural. The main minerals in the water are Sulphate, Calcium, Bicarbonate, Magnesium, and sodium. These minerals are said to be great for the skin!

The best part about the pools is that it only costs $17.50 CAD to visit but bear in mind that the pools aren’t private and you will have to share them with other visitors. To avoid the crowds, go first thing in the morning.

Note: Miette Hot Springs is typically only open from May to October. Be sure to check their website for the exact opening and closing dates each year.

8. Enjoy Winter Activities

Snowboarding in Jasper
Snowboarding in Jasper

Jasper is much more than just a summer destination. In my opinion, winter in Jasper is actually more beautiful than summer. I just love the snow-covered peaks and pine trees! Plus, around the holiday season, there is plenty to do in Jasper in December and well into the New Year.

So if you’re honeymoon is planned for winter don’t worry, there is plenty to do!

The first and most obvious is to hit the slopes. Marmot Basin ski field is one of the most popular in Canada and unlike others around Banff and Lake Louise remains far less crowded.

Next up, I’d highly recommend putting on some ice skates and skating across a frozen lake! There are a few to choose from as Jasper is surrounded by lakes with the best and most accessible being Pyramid Lake and Mildred Lake. At both lakes, you’ll find lots of people skating and it’s free so long as you get some skates in town or bring your own with you!

Other activities to do in winter include the icewalk in Maligne Canyon which I mentioned earlier, dog sledding, ice climbing, and of course photography!

Jasper is an exciting place to visit any time of the year, so if your honeymoon just happens to be in winter, you’re in for a real treat!

9. Ride the Jasper SkyTram

Views from the top of the jasper Sky Tram in Jasper National Park, Canada
Not a bad view!

The best views in Jasper are actually surprisingly easy to get to! In fact, with a short 7-minute ride up the Jasper SkyTram, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Rocky Mountains and Jasper town.

Riding the Jasper SkyTram takes you up Whistlers Mountain only a short distance from the summit. Once at the top, you can choose to take a short hike to the summit, shop at the gift shop, just admire the views or enjoy a meal and drink at the restaurant.

If you want to hike to the summit it will take you just over an hour to complete the 2.4-kilometer round trip (1.5 miles) at a relaxing pace. Although a little steep at the start, the trail isn’t overly difficult.

You can grab tickets to ride the tram for $67 CAD. It is open from 9 am to 8 pm during the summer (hours vary other times of the year), but the Summit Restaurant is only open from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The SkyTram is open seasonally from mid-March through mid-October.

We had so much fun riding the SkyTram and exploring at the top. What’s more romantic than breathtaking views with your loved one?

10. Go on a food tour

Did someone say ice cream?!

Looking at the activities on this list, it may seem like I’m biased toward outdoor activities in Jasper. And that’s true, I mean Jasper is about getting out and exploring natural attractions.

However, sometimes you both might feel like you want to take it easy. Plus, the weather in Jasper isn’t always ideal, so my favorite alternative is to join a food tour! This would be a great option because the time spent outside is just long enough to get to the next stop and as you do, you and your partner will learn about Jasper’s history!

Enjoy 4 courses perfectly paired with 4 alcoholic beverages on this Jasper Food Tour. What a fun way to learn something new about your new bride or groom’s palate! You wouldn’t believe how many amazing restaurants are in Jasper, so this is the perfect way to experience multiple.

The tour lasts around 3 hours and costs about $143 CAD. You are more than guaranteed to end the tour stuffed so make sure to come with empty stomachs!

5 Most Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in Jasper

1. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Most Luxurious Hotel)

Cabins at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Cabins at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

First up is arguably the most luxurious and romantic out of all of the hotels in Jasper – the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The lodge is located a little outside of Jasper town on Beauvert Lake on a large property that’s immaculate, to say the least.

The hotel features a range of different rooms including a stunning lakefront suite and as well as some “budget” rooms. All rooms come with the luxuries you’d expect in a Fairmont hotel, however, it’s worth noting that most rooms come without air conditioning (which in the middle of summer can be a problem for some.)

One thing I love about the Jasper Park Lodge is the property. With such a large backyard to wander, you actually don’t have to leave to enjoy a short hike or romantic walk. They also have a large pool and offer horseback riding and even kayaking experiences. In fact, I would consider visiting the Fairmont one of the best things to do in Jasper.

For those couples who golf, you’ll be in heaven at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The hotel is located only meters from the Jasper Park Golf Course which features 18 holes surrounded by mountain views and stunning lakes. Golfing here is considered a bucket list experience!

Overall, this is a great hotel if you aren’t worried about your budget. You could easily spend thousands of dollars between the activities, your room, and the 8 restaurants on-site. However, when it comes to value for money I think the hotel falls short. For that reason, I’d only recommend this hotel to those who want to golf or who have a budget without limits.

Rooms start around $239 CAD in the low season but can get up to $950 CAD during the summer. You’re definitely paying for luxury!

You can check up-to-date prices and availability of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge here.

2. Pyramid Lake Resort (Overall BEST Hotel in Jasper)

The front of the Pyramid Lake Resort in Jasper
This photo does the place no justice!

As far as hotels for your honeymoon in Jasper go, I’d say the Pyramid Lake Resort is the best place to stay if you have the price in your budget.

As the name suggests, the resort is located on the edge of Pyramid Lake which is a little outside of Jasper town. With that said, the location is so stunning I think it’s the most ideal place to stay. In fact, visiting Pyramid Lake is one of the best things to do on your Jasper honeymoon – so why not just stay on the lake?

Rooms range in price depending on the time of year, I’ve seen them as low as $188 CAD and as high as $620 CAD. For that, all rooms come with a breathtaking lake and mountain view, balcony, and air conditioning. Basically, you don’t have to leave your room to enjoy a romantic glass of wine with a view!

For fitness lovers who never take a break, the onsite fitness center is a huge bonus, and for those who want to relax, the onsite spa with a breathtaking view will blow you away on your romantic Jasper honeymoon!

Of course, for those wanting more adventure, Pyramid Lake provides the ultimate playground. With canoe rentals, nearby beaches, and of course Pyramid Island, there’s plenty to do nearby. In winter, you can also ice skate on the lake as well as cross-country ski!

If you can afford the price tag, you won’t regret staying at the Pyramid Lake Resort on your honeymoon to Jasper!

You can check availability and book your honeymoon stay at the Pyramid Lake Resort here!

3. Whistler’s Inn (Best Hotel Right in Jasper Town)

The spa at the Whistler Inn in jasper
What a view! Photo Credit – Whistler’s Inn

For some, being close to town is a must. I myself also love being within walking distance of the best restaurants and bars. I also love the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Jasper, and if you do too, then the Whistler’s Inn is a top choice for a place to stay.

The hotel is located right on the main street of Jasper, you really couldn’t get a more central location. You’ll be within walking distance of everything in town including banks, supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars – you name it! You’re also across from the train station if that’s how you’re arriving in Jasper!

The hotel itself is also really nice and comes with the luxuries you need to enjoy a honeymoon in Jasper. Some of the highlights include mountain views, baths in all bathrooms, a rooftop hot tub, a steam room, and a great bar.

You can swing a night’s stay for around $150 CAD in the low season but the rates will climb to the $400s CAD in peak season. There is limited availability, so be sure to book this in advance!

Overall, the Whistler’s Inn is the perfect option close to town for any couple wanting to celebrate their honeymoon with a few nights out in town (and a few drinks!)

Book your stay at Whistler’s Inn here, before it fills up!

4. Jasper Inn & Suites

Outdoor area of Jasper Inn and Suites on a sunny day
Located right in the heart of Jasper! Photo credit: Jasper Inn and Suites.

The cost of your hotel can really impact what you do in Jasper on your honeymoon. The more money you spend on a hotel the less you have for activities and meals out.

So, for those who’d rather spend their money on activities in Jasper National Park, the Jasper Inn & Suites is the hotel for you! Its location is ideal being in the heart of Jasper. Rooms are well-furnished, and each one comes with a fan, a flat-screen TV with cable and Chromecast, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a fridge. Additionally, free Wi-Fi access is available in all accommodations.

What makes this hotel one of my personal favorites is its facilities such as a sauna, steam room, indoor pool, hot tub, ski lockers, ski wax room, and free parking space. It even offers on-site dining and guests can fuel up with authentic Canadian cuisine. During the summer season, guests can relax on the outdoor terrace.

Sitting in the heart of Jasper, the hotel is within 30 miles of Maligne Lake and only 14 miles from Ski Marmot Basin. It is within walking distance of the main streets of downtown Jasper.

You can book a double room here starting from approximately $150 CAD a night, although prices do fluctuate seasonally. During the summer, expect to pay around $380 CAD.

In all honesty, there aren’t many budget places to stay in Jasper especially if you want to avoid hostels and keep that romantic atmosphere. So, if the price is a huge factor for you, then you should seriously consider Jasper Inn & Suites.

Check prices and availability at the Jasper Inn & Suites here.

5 Places to Enjoy a Meal on Your Jasper Honeymoon

To truly enjoy a honeymoon in Jasper you’re going to want to eat out at some of the best restaurants in Jasper. Below are the top 5 places we love eating at in Jasper!

1. Syrahs Jasper

Elk Steak at Syrahs of jasper
The elk steak is amazing!

For a formal meal in Jasper, few places can compete with Syrahs of Jasper, and out of all of the Jasper restaurants we’ve dined at in Jasper the ambiance here is the most romantic yet relaxed for couples! There are only around 15 tables so it feels intimate, especially with the warmly lit ambiance to set the mood.

The restaurant specializes in high-quality meat, including game choices like bison, elk, and bore, and also classics like Angus beef. A meal I won’t soon forget is their Smoked Bison Ragout served with Parmesan Potato Gnocchi – it is truly incredible!

If you are pescatarian or vegetarian, don’t worry, they have options for you too such as the Pan-Seared Steelhead Salmon or the Wild Mushroom Loaf. You can even request a special gluten-free menu if that is a dietary restriction of yours.

The service is really incredible and all of the meals I’ve had there have been amazing! This is a fancy restaurant, however, the mains only cost around $40 CAD. So you don’t have to completely blow the budget for an incredible meal!

Syrahs of Jasper is the perfect place for a romantic dinner in Jasper. It’s also one of my personal favorite restaurants in Jasper. They are open 7 days a week from 5 to 9:30 pm.

2. Jasper Brewing Co.

Bailey enjoying her wings at Jasper Brewing Co while I get ready to eat my chicken sandwich!
A mid-chewing photo of Bailey at Jasper Brewing Co.

If you’re a couple who loves craft beer like Bailey and I do (our favorite being almost any IPA) you’ll probably be searching for a local brewery! At Jasper Brewing Co you can try an assortment of their own beer, as well as a nice pub meal.

Personally, I love the chicken sandwich and Bailey always gets the Korean BBQ wings complete with blue cheese dip! Although Jasper Brewing Co. isn’t a fancy place to eat, the outdoor seating with views of the train and mountains makes it a great place to relax and enjoy a casual meal.

For beer, you can’t go wrong with their Trail Session IPA (I told you we love IPAs!) or the Crispy Pilsner for something lighter.

There’s nothing I love more than a post-hike beer, so this is a great stop between all of your adventuring. You can stop by Jasper Brewing Co. from 11:30 am to midnight Sunday through Wednesday and until 1 am on Thursday through Saturday.

3. Bear Paw Cafe

display window full of delicious baked goods at the Bear Paw Bakery in Jasper
This is easily the best place for baked goods in Jasper!

You don’t want to be “hangry” on your honeymoon (a term used to describe someone who gets angry when they’re hungry) so it’s best to start your day with a really nice meal. A tasty breakfast spot in town is the Bear Paw Cafe.

Although they don’t serve huge cooked meals such as eggs benedict, they have a huge range of freshly cooked pastries and muffins. Oh, and they make amazing coffee!

My personal favorite is any of the sausage rolls and the white chocolate raspberry scones (they are to die for!). So grab an affordable breakfast and maybe even lunch to go and hit the road for a day of exploring Jasper! The Bear Paw Cafe is open daily from 6 am to 6 pm.

4. Jasper Pizza Place

Views from the jasper Pizza Place
Views from the Jasper Pizza Place

The Jasper Pizza Place serves the best pizza in town with 24 pizza flavors on their menu! They also use local ingredients, so you will have your hands full when it comes to picking out a pie!

If you need some guidance, my personal favorite is their thin-crust Bella Montagna, which has sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, olives, garlic, goat cheese, and oregano on an olive oil base. It’s so good – trust me!

With that said though, there’s more to the restaurant than just great food!

The reason is that they have the most beautiful rooftop dining area that, given you get the right table, has spectacular views of the mountains.

The best part is that even if you’re visiting during the colder months you can still enjoy the rooftop. It’s enclosed in glass, has heating, and has a roof that can open and close. So no matter the weather you can enjoy the best pizza in Jasper with a view!

The Jasper Pizza Place is open from 4 pm to 10 pm on weekdays, and from 12 to 10 pm on the weekends.

5. Spice Joint

Bailey poses with her grilled cheese in front of the Spice joint, Jasper
The Spice Joint is sooo good!

I’ve saved the best for last! My favorite place to eat in all of Jasper is the Spice Joint!

The Spice Joint is a Jamaican sandwich bar that serves the best grilled cheeses in Jasper with a Jamaican twist. The restaurant is family-owned and operated and you’ll likely get to meet the owners when you go.

Now, this is more of a quick service joint rather than a restaurant but they are only open from 12 pm until 5 pm daily but the food is so amazing!

Bailey and I recommend getting the Crabmeat grilled cheese or Miss Green grilled cheese! Both are a little spicy but the flavors are delicious!

Spas and Wellness Centers to Spoil Your Loved One in Jasper

The view of the mountains from the dock on Spirit Island on Maligne Lake in Jasper

For a truly romantic stay in Jasper, why not treat your loved one to a day at the spa? There are a few spa and wellness centers in Jasper and below are two of the best!

Fairmont Spa

The Fairmont Spa is located inside the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Ranking in the #1 spot for spots in Alberta you are sure to discover the relaxation you deserve on your honeymoon! They offer massages, a resting lounge, an outdoor heated hot tub and pool, and both men’s and women’s eucalyptus steam rooms.

On their spa menu, there are 3 different couple’s massages on offer including the standard 90-minute Side by Side Massage with essential oils, the 120-minute Sacred Moments Massage complete with a candle-lit room, light music, and a crackling fire, or the Neroli Blossom Sensory Massage that will awaken the senses with various techniques.

If you are looking to get pedicures, facials, or general hair cuts and treatments you can easily pop over to the Wild Orchid Salon which is also on the Fairmont’s property!

They cater to women and men so no matter what service you’re looking for you can find something here!

Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness

Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness is more specifically a massage therapy center. They offer a range of different styles of massage from relaxation all the way to sports massage.

The best part is that if you aren’t sure of what type of massage you want your massage therapist can treat you according to your body’s needs during the 90-minute initial intake appointment for first-time visitors. You can expect this to cost $142 CAD.

Summit Massage in Jasper is an ideal place to visit during your honeymoon if you are in any kind of pain or feeling achy.

Parks Canada Pass Quick Info

If you plan on spending time in Canada’s national parks (including Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Kootenay, and more) then you’re going to have to pay for a Parks Pass.

Single Daily Admission:

This type of pass is valid for one person for one day. It is ONLY the best value if you are traveling alone and only plan to visit a national park for a couple of days.

  • Adult (ages 18-64) is $11 CAD
  • Senior (65+) is $9.50 CAD
  • Youth/Child (17 or younger) is FREE

Group Daily Admission:

If you’re traveling in a group or with family, you can buy a single-day admission for your entire vehicle (up to 7 people in one vehicle.)

  • $22.00 CAD gets your entire vehicle entry for one full day

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

The “Discovery Pass” is what Parks Canada calls their year-long (365 days from the purchase date), multi-park entry pass. This pass will give 365 days of access to all participating national parks in Canada. This includes the most popular parks like Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, Mount Revelstoke, and so much more.

  • Adult (age 18-64) – $75.25 CAD
  • Senior (65+) – $64.50 CAD
  • Group/Family (up to 7 people in one vehicle) – $151.25 CAD

Hot Tip: Although more expensive up front, if you plan on spending more than 7 days in different parks in Canada within a 12-month period, then the Discovery Pass is actually the better deal!

Parks Canada Passes can be bought online here or at one of the Visitor Centers or booths at the entrance to many national parks.

Renting a Car in Alberta

A car drives along the Icefields Parkway
The drive is mesmerizing!

If you’re arriving in Alberta via plane then I can’t recommend getting a rental car enough. Canada is a large country and traveling between cities and even just getting out to some of the best places to visit in Alberta requires transport. Although you can use public transport, on some occasions, it means your trip will not only require more time but more planning.

Renting a car will definitely make exploring all of the fun things to see and do in Alberta easier.

Car rental in Canada isn’t super cheap, but it isn’t overly expensive either, especially if you get a budget car. The cheapest car with pickup and drop-off in different locations is around $100 CAD per day. The price does vary though depending on the time of year and the type of car that you rent. For car rentals, I use the website It’s a search engine with lots of deals with good customer service. In fact, I’ve used them all over the world including in Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. Read our honest review of Discover Cars here for more details!

Another popular option is to rent a campervan or motorhome (only for the brave in winter.) Using Motorhome Republic you can search hundreds of deals across multiple companies to pick a great vehicle and the cheapest price. Having a motorhome is a stunning way to see Canada, and using crown land and campsites, you can often camp for free or very cheap in the most beautiful places imaginable!

Thanks for reading!

Bailey and Daniel take a selfie at the top of the Sky Tram in Jasper
Thanks for reading!

Jasper really is a romantic place to visit and one of the best destinations in Canada for your honeymoon. I hope this blog has helped plan your upcoming honeymoon to Jasper and has taken some of the stress off your shoulders.

If you have any questions at all just leave them below so I can help! Also, if you liked this blog then be sure to check out all our Canada blogs or some related articles below!

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