Jasper – Wildlife Viewing
Jasper – Icefields
Jasper – Golf
Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies comprises a vast wilderness area of Alberta province defined by glaciers, lakes and peaks like 11,033-ft.-high Mt. Edith Cavell. The Icefields Parkway, a road from the town of Jasper, passes subalpine forest and the immense Columbia Icefield. Outdoor activities like hiking, camping and skiing are popular. Native wildlife includes elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears.
Elk, deer, big horned sheep, mountain goats, foxes, coyotes, wolves, and moose, are just a sample of Jasper’s many wild mountain animals. Learn all about the ways these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the National Park.
When you arrive at the Columbia Icefield Centre you will have an opportunity to take part in a 90-minute ‘Ice-explorer’ tour onto the glacier, and/or explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. You may also choose to enjoy the interpretive exhibit at the Icefield Centre or take a short guided walk to a scenic view point. Keep your camera close at hand for spotting bears, bighorn sheep, moose, and mountain goats!
The award-winning golf course run by the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is one of the must-play courses in Canada. The 18-hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering, holes aligned with distant mountain vistas, and fairways that carve through thick forest.
Canmore is a town in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary. It’s known for craggy summits like the Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak. In nearby Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, the Grassi Lakes Trail weaves past a waterfall to 2 turquoise blue lakes. The park also features cross-country ski and mountain-bike trails. East, Grotto Canyon’s steep limestone walls flank a narrow creek bed leading to a cave.
Entering Canada is simple for the most part. All that is required is a Passport from your Country of residence.
Alberta Marriage Law
GETTING YOUR CANMORE AND BANFF, ALBERTA MARRIAGE LICENSE If you’re getting married in Banff National Park or Canmore, you’ll be getting a marriage certificate issued by the province of Alberta. The requirements for getting an Alberta certificate are pretty basic. The license is valid for three months from the date of issue.
Obtaining an Alberta Marriage License The Bride and Groom must provide the following information:
• Proof of identification
• Full name of father, birth place of father
• Maiden and full name of mother, birth place of mother
• If divorced, Decree Absolute
• If widowed, Death Certificate of former spouse
Please note there is no Marriage License issuing office in Lake Louise. Couples from out of province may arrange their Alberta Marriage License in advance through the Banff Bureau.
Civil marriage ceremonies can be conducted at any location
Two witnesses of at least 18 years of age are required for the ceremony. It is not necessary that the witnesses have prior knowledge of the couple being married
Upon the granting of Royal Assent to the federal Civil Marriage Act, same-sex marriage is legal in Alberta as of July 20, 2005.
The people living in this area are Anglophone Canadians and therefore speak Canadian English. Canadian National Parks are operated under Federal jurisdiction, and therefore have signs, brochures and (theoretically) all services in both French and English, as well as universally understandable pictograms. Banff is a major international destination, and tourist industry recognizes the role of international visitors; tourist services are usually available in Japanese and German, and increasingly in languages such as Mandarin and Spanish.
In all of Canada the currency is the Canadian dollar, please see your local currency conversion or contact your local bank for current currency exchange rates.