Jasper National Park

Jas·per National Park

geographical name \ˈjas-pər\


reservation W Canada in W Alberta on E slopes of the Rockies NW of Banff National Park

Jasper National Park

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National park, western Alberta, Can. Located on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, it was established in 1907. It occupies 4,200 sq mi (10,878 sq km), including the Athabasca River valley and the surrounding mountains. It encompasses part of the great Columbia Icefield, the meltwaters of which feed rivers that flow to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans. The park's wildlife includes bear, elk, moose, caribou, and cougar.


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