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Discover the stunning scenery and immaculate ice fields of Jasper National Park on your next ice climbing expedition!

Situated in the northern Canadian Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park is the perfect destination for an ice climbing adventure. With icefalls and frozen waterfalls appropriate for every level of climber and incredible natural beauty at every turn, there’s nowhere better to be this winter. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Ice Climbing trips in Jasper National Park. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Jasper National Park

What should I know about Ice Climbing Jasper National Park?

Approximately 300 kilometers west of Edmonton and only a bit farther from Calgary, Jasper National Park is a haven for ice climbing enthusiasts.

Among the top spots for dedicated ice climbers headed to the park are Maligne Canyon, Tangle Falls and Edge of the World. Each spot makes for a great day of climbing and all three spots can be climbed in a weekend.

Best of all, these three spots are well off the beaten path, meaning you will get to enjoy plenty of these icefalls and immaculate frozen waterfalls all to yourself.

Along with the impeccable natural beauty and the great climbing conditions, many people head to Jasper National Park to see some of Canada’s most iconic wildlife, including elk, caribou, moose, deer, porcupines, lynx, beavers, foxes, otters,, grizzly bears, coyotes, bighorn sheep, black bears, timber wolves, cougars, and wolverines.

Why should I choose Jasper National Park for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Nothing beats climbing with a view and in that respect Jasper National Park will not disappoint. Complete with stunning glaciated mountain ranges, thick evergreen forests and blue lakes, it would be hard to find a more scenic backdrop in front of which to climb. Heading up to the top of a frozen waterfall is the best way to see this stunning scenery.

Avoid the crowds

As is the rest of Canada, Jasper National Park is big. Sprawling over 11,000 square kilometers, with plenty of lakes, waterfalls and glaciers, there is plenty of ice to go around for everyone. Exploring the icefalls of Jasper is a great way to get out into nature and forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life for awhile.

The Columbia Icefield

Situated in the southern end of Jasper National Park, the Columbia Icefield is the largest area of interconnected glaciers in the Rocky Mountains. As the winter sets in, the icefield is also one of the top spots for ice climbing in North America, with smaller icefalls perfect for beginners to multi-pitch waterfalls.

What can I expect from the weather during my Ice Climbing trip in Jasper National Park?

During the winter, average daily temperatures range from Jasper National Park 5 to 15 degrees below freezing. Winter is also the wettest time of year, with an average of 160 to 260 millimeters of snow falling per month.

How can I get to Jasper National Park?

For ice climbing in Jasper National Park, you will likely fly into the international airports in Calgary (YYC) or Edmonton (YEG). From here it is easiest to rent a car and make the 3.5 hour drive to the national park.

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What currency is accepted around Jasper National Park?

Canadian dollar (CAD)

When is the best time to travel to Jasper National Park for Ice Climbing?

November to April

What people are saying about Ice Climbing | Jasper National Park



Our guide (Ian) was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. It was our first time ever ice climbing, but it went smoothly and never once did we worry about our safety or abilities. Thanks Ian!



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