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Welcome to Jasper ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Jasper had a population of 4,265 people.<1>

Jasper was founded in 1813.

Jasper is 3,490 feet [1,064 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Jasper is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Jasper lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you leave Jasper and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Telephone area codes for Jasper: (780) & (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Jasper had a population of 4,265 people.

The population of Jasper represents 0.13% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 4,265 people, the population of Jasper increased 2.03% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 4,180 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jasper.

Communities near Jasper ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Brule   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cadomin   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hinton   [Map]   9,738   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Luscar   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Park - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pocahontas   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Jasper.

Communities Also Named Jasper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Jasper - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jasper.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jasper. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jasper:

Websites for Jasper ...

Official Website:   www.jasper-alberta.com
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.jaspercanadianrockies.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jasper ...

Looking for more information about Jasper? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jasper, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jasper.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jasper: www.jasper-alberta.com

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Jasper were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jasper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Jasper. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jasper) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jasper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jasper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jasper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8833, Longitude: -118.0833     [Map].

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