[Jasper] ► Alberta, Canada: Town of 5,000 People with 20 Million Tourists

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"Seeing the breathtaking view of the mountains and the beauty of nature, savoring the quietness and serenity of the place surely brought us peace, happiness and a feeling of more closeness and intimacy."

Even the residents themselves find it weird to see that the little town of Jasper in the province of Alberta in Canada with a little population of about 5,000 is the recipient of 20 million tourists annually.

For most people, Jasper is a place to go when you are seeking for adventure, excitement and fun in the province of Alberta, Canada. It offers adventures and activities every tourist and traveler will surely enjoy.

Jasper is the commercial hub of the Jasper National Park, the largest national park at the Canadian Rockies. Activities that you can try are hiking, trekking, rafting, helicopter ride, skiing and many more! 

All year round, and most especially summer time, this serene small town is filled with tourists up to a number of 20 million annually (according to one local we spoke with).

She said that it is kind of weird to see millions of tourists in their place with only a population of about 5 thousand. Anyways, on Easter, we decided to go to Jasper not just for fun but more for reflection (few tourists come around this time).


We rented a cute little cabin and we just spent quality time together. Seeing the breathtaking view of the mountains and the beauty of nature, savoring the quietness and serenity of the place surely brought us peace, happiness and a feeling of more closeness and intimacy!

Jasper is 362 kilometers west of Edmonton, Alberta, the capital city of the province. Jasper can be reached from Edmonton via long drive, train or bus.
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Michelle, Canada Travel Correspondent for edmaration.com
This post is contributed by Michelle Atinaja. Michelle is the newest author of www.edmaration.com.

Michelle is a Registered Nurse currently working at University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. She is an independent woman with high spirit for adventure, travel, independence and discovering new places. You can contact Michelle at atinajamichelle@yahoo.ca

More stories from Michelle will be coming soon. Keep in touch folks!
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Tags: Jasper National Park | Jasper, Alberta | Tourist Attractions in Alberta, Canada | Places to Visit in Alberta, Canada

comment 25 #TownFolks Commented :

Yuu Ki on April 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM said...
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Yuu Ki on April 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM said...

Nice to learn about Jasper Alberta, Canada.

I was wondering if i was on the same blog bec i was just out for 2 weeks and you're featuring Canada already.

Edmaration etc on April 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM said...

@Yuu Ki.. Ow, thanks to Michelle :)

Working Mom on April 13, 2012 at 8:40 PM said...

Wow. For a small town it gets millions of visitors? That's just amazing. It must be an exceptional place

dayo odunukan on April 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM said...

nothing is as good as natural things.very beautiful

Edmaration etc on April 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM said...

@Working Mom! Exactly, I am actually excited for more stories of Michelle soon!

Edmaration etc on April 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM said...

@dayo odunukan, I agree with you pal!

Prayag Verma on April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM said...

This is truly amazing , a small town and it gets so many tourists.

Nature's beauty is the biggest attraction, I suppose after seeing the Photo above

Edmaration etc on April 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM said...

Prayag, said it right! Natural Wonders are always on the top of the list..

Gil Camporazo on April 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM said...

No wonder why that Jasper has so many tourist as compared to its population for there are a lot of places to explore, a lot of nature to discover. In short, the place is ideal for adventure and challenges especially the daring and the courageous.

enzo on April 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM said...

Wow. You have just found yourself a counterpart in no less than Canada. Great post here. I'll look forward to read the incoming posts of Michelle.

tatess on April 14, 2012 at 12:15 AM said...

wow, thta is a breathtaking view. Canada is a nice place to live in but when its cold it is really freezing, not good for aging me.

Edmaration etc on April 14, 2012 at 2:05 AM said...

Gil Camporazo on April 13, 2012 11:14 PM said...
No wonder why that Jasper has so many tourist as compared to its population for there are a lot of places to explore, a lot of nature to discover. In short, the place is ideal for adventure and challenges especially the daring and the courageous.

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Exactly sir Gil, everyone loves to go there if only for the means

Edmaration etc on April 14, 2012 at 2:07 AM said...

enzo on April 13, 2012 11:30 PM said...

Wow. You have just found yourself a counterpart in no less than Canada. Great post here. I'll look forward to read the incoming posts of Michelle.

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Me too, I am also looking forward for Mich! Haha

Edmaration etc on April 14, 2012 at 2:10 AM said...

tatess on April 14, 2012 12:15 AM said...

wow, thta is a breathtaking view. Canada is a nice place to live in but when its cold it is really freezing, not good for aging me.

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Haha Mommy, Tess, natawa naman ako sa 'ageing' pero totoo talaga un sabi ng mga matatanda haha.

Bonzenti on April 14, 2012 at 3:55 AM said...

great post edmar by Michelle. I admired people who really have passion to write. Keep it up Michelle. I am looking forward also with your next post.

Unknown on April 14, 2012 at 4:29 AM said...

thanks guys for your kind comments...your words are very encouraging..it inspires me to write and share all my adventures...hopefully I will be able to write simple and short stories about places I have been and turn it into a story with a substance and meaning!

Edmaration etc on April 14, 2012 at 6:12 AM said...

Sir Bonz, Michelle is a good spontaneous writer. Ideas come to her brain instant, haha.
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Michelle Atinaja on April 14, 2012 at 7:59 AM said...

hi guys!thanks for your kind comments!Btw,the unknown author was me.lol

Berylle on April 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM said...

i've heard that it is really cold in alberta canada. Haven't been there though cause it's quite far from where we stayed before. :)

marri on April 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM said...

This is truly a nice place to visit...
Imagine, there are more tourists who are coming
compared to its population! Really AMAZING!

Blanca/BlancNotes on April 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM said...

Wow, this place looks really nice. Breathtaking view of the snow capped mountain.:)

Michelle Atinaja on April 14, 2012 at 11:22 PM said...

@berylle...yap alberta is cold during winter but it is hot during the summer.Aside from Jasper,there are more places to go and visit

Eugene Constantino on April 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM said...

The place looks promising, no wonder it gets that much tourist visits.

juanderfulpinoy on August 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM said...

How far is it from Kelowna?

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