Admiring the beauty of Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada's Rooky Mountains, which is wildly beautiful. Jasper is located in a spacious area that includes meandering roads and adjacent mountains that protect the Columbia Ice Field’s ecosystem. It is also home to many wildlife such as grizzly bears, deer, and thousands of species of plants and insects.
Jasper National Park was named after Jasper Hawes who run an area store for Northwestern Company's store chain. Previously, it was called Fitzhugh. The park was founded on September 14, 1907, as Jasper Park, and it was recognized as a national park in 1930.
Partly due to the diversity of wildlife found here, Jasper National Park is one of the world heritage sites of Rocky Mountain National Park recognized by UNESCO and one of 15 world heritage sites in Canada. This is the habitat of nearly 70 mammal species whose existence depends on the park. That's why visitors come here to create as little movement as possible. This is the roof of the wild animals that were popular in the West. The flora and fauna populations are still preserved here during the recession in other areas.
Athabasca River is an important river in Jasper National Park, recognized as a world heritage site since 1984. It was voted as the "National Heritage River" of Canadian Heritage River in 1989. The Athabasca River originates from the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, between Columbia, SnowDome, and Winston Churchill mountains, at an altitude of about 1,600 meters. It flows about 1,231 kilometers before entering the Arctic Ocean. Visitors here can join the rafting service on the river to watch the majestic scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
Located about 44 km south of Jasper, Lake Maligne is about 22.5 km wide. The average depth of the lake is about 35m and its deepest point reaches 97m. The lake is above sea level of 1,670 m. The amount of water in the lake is always provided by Maligne River. Just like the Maligne River, Mount Maligne and Lake Maligne are all derived from the French language representing ferocity.
Famous for the best view of Lake Maligne is Spirit Island - a small island in the middle of the lake with a few dozen sparse pine trees. This is considered the most prominent tourist destination of Lake Maligne, attracting a lot of tourists and photographers around the world to visit.
Jasper National Park is open year-round. However, the most comfortable weather and the most beautiful scenery are in late summer and early autumn. If you are a soul with a love for nature, this place is the perfect and perfect destination. Come here, you will be really relaxed, immersed in the wonderful natural scenery, and forget the daily worries.
By: Jimmy Saunders