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Visitors who want to escape the summer rush in Jasper National Park should avoid the months of July and August which are the most popular. If you want to visit the park during these months, make campsite or hotel reservations well in advance.
By far the most flexible way to see the sights of Jasper National Park is by car. If driving is not an option, guided coach tours can take you to the more popular scenic canyons, lakes and waterfalls. A (rental) driving or guided coach tour also is a practical way to get the most out of the mountain scenery if you have arrived in Jasper by train. There is no rail service along the Icefields Parkway (Hwy #93) - the beautiful route that connects Jasper and Lake Louise.
You are likely to see a good variety of wildlife on drives through the park. To get closer to nature, however, consider a hike or camping trip. There are many wonderful hikes for all levels of skill and experience within a short drive from the townsite. Maps and reports on trail conditions are available at the Jasper Information Centre. Horseback riding - both day and overnight outings - is also available for exploring the area.
The TripAdvisor page entitled Inside Banff : Safety includes suggestions for avoiding confrontations with wildlife.
Make sure to bring a few sweaters or light jackets. Even in the summer, nighttime temperatures can be quite low, as Jasper National Park is situated more than 1000 meters (3200 feet) above sea level - actual elevation of Jasper town center is 1063 m (3488 ft). The elevation also makes the town of Jasper a premier ski destination during the winter. The nearby resort of Marmot Basin has several dozen downhill ski runs of various difficulties.
Much of the information on TripAdvisor's Inside Banff : First-time Visitors page also is applicable to Jasper.