The resort town of Jasper, Canada, lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, in the province of Alberta. It's also inside Jasper National Park, one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in North America at 4,200 square feet. Jasper lies in the Athabasca River Valley and is surrounded by tall mountain peaks, waterfalls, evergreen forest, ice fields and canyons; it is a four-season outdoor destination.
Jasper caters to the thousands of tourists who visit each year, but it retains a small-town, friendly community. It boasts several community events each year such as the biennial Jasper Heritage Folk Festival and the annual 10k Jasper Root Romp, one of the toughest trail races in North America.