Top 200 Places: Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park
Connaught Drive
Alberta T0E 1E0

As Canada’s largest national park with more than 600 miles of trails, there is also a long rich cultural and natural history to explore in addition to spectacular landscapes that support a large variety of animal, bird, and plant life. It is also 1 of the 4 national parks that make up the Rocky Mountain World Heritage Site. Dogs are allowed throughout the park, on the tram, and in the camp areas for no additional fee. They suggest visitors with pets to stop by the visitor center to get a trail map brochure because there are several trails where dogs are not allowed due to the wildlife. Especially worthy of visiting is the Athabasca Glacier where leashed dogs may walk the short distance to the glacier from the parking area or on the longer trails. Dogs may not be left unattended outside at any time, and their food has to be brought in at night. Dogs must be under their owner’s control, leashed, and cleaned up after. There are 10 campgrounds with a total of 1,172 sites offering varied services. Restrooms, showers, and dump stations are available in many locations. There is only 1 winter campground, located at Wapiti. The camping and tent areas also allow dogs. There is a dog walk area at the campground. There are no water hookups at the campgrounds.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.