Jasper National Park is a vast territory of mountain wilderness,  with highways running through two of the major valleys: highway 16, the Yellowhead/Trans-Canada is the east/west route, and highway 93, the Icefield Parkway, runs south from the town of Jasper, to the Columbia Icefields and then on to Banff National Park and Lake Louise and Banff.

The town is small enough to walk around, but many of the park's most popular scenic attractions are some distance away. If you want a car for travel inside the park, a number of rental car agencies (Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, National, etc.) have locations in Jasper. Most of them are located in or near the train and bus station on Connaught Drive. There is a company, Canadian Rockies RV Rentals, which not only offers RVs but also helps with campground bookings and operates other shuttle services in Western Canada.

A few companies such as Brewster Sightseeing Excursions also offer motorcoach tours around the Jasper area, taking you to selected landmarks within the national park. The same company offers a Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience, where an Ice Explorer vehicle takes passengers for a tour of the Columbia Icefield. There are also a number of smaller tour companies that offer guided excursions in smaller nine- or fifteen-passenger vans - morning or evening wildlife viewing excursions are popular.

Since this is a nature reserve, there are of course more creative and adventurous ways to get around the park. Horseback riding and white-water rafting are both popular and fun methods of traveling. Also, High Country Helicopters, which operates out of Hinton, will airlift up to four guests for a “heli-hike” just outside of Jasper National Park. The Jasper Tramway takes passengers up to an elevation of 8200ft (2500m) in a few minutes, where the view of the Athabasca Valley is absolutely amazing.  Maligne Tours operates a 90-minute return cruise across Maligne Lake to Spirit Island.