Guidelines for New Recreational Activities in Jasper National Park
Parks Canada recently approved the Guidelines for New Recreational Activities in Jasper National Park in response to the evolving recreational needs and diverse interests of visitors.
· Under the guidelines, paragliding and hang gliding will be permitted on a trial basis. Parks Canada is working with the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada to finalise the details of a trial
program for hang gliding and paragliding enthusiasts to practice their sport in the park beginning this spring.
· In addition, Parks Canada is prepared to consider third-party proposals for aerial parks as a new way for a new generation of Canadians to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and learn about and connect with Jasper National Park.
Why is this happening?
Jasper National Park provides unparalleled opportunities for visitors to experience views from the edge or immerse themselves into wilderness.
Parks Canada recognises that visitors are seeking a connection to their national parks through a diverse range of appealing and engaging recreational activities based on personal needs and interests. The
guidelines ensure that the new recreational activities meet environmental protection goals and our protected natural heritage can be experienced by future generations of Canadians.
The natural and cultural resource protection goals and environmental impacts were carefully considered when reviewing the activities and finalising the guidelines. The approved activities and guidelines reflect
the public comments received during the review period.
What this means for you?
As Parks Canada works closely with tourism organizations and recreational associations to renew its visitor offer and facilitate memorable visitor experiences, we encourage you to share the following messages with visitors
and local stakeholders you encounter in your work:
· Parks Canada recently approved the Guidelines for New Recreational Activities in Jasper National Park in response to the evolving recreational needs and diverse interests of visitors.
· By offering a variety of activities, Parks Canada brings its mandate of protection, education and visitor experience to life.
Please direct those seeking more information to the website on the following:
· Guidelines for New Recreational Activities in Jasper National Park at
· An activity fact sheet for traction kiting within the park at
· Information about mountain biking is already available at
· Paragliding and hang gliding pilots should contact the Hang Gliding
and Paragliding Association of Canada (www.hpac.ca) for more
information about flying in Jasper National Park (e.g., possible
launching and landing sites).
· An activity fact sheet for hang gliding and paragliding will be
available on the Jasper National Park website shortly.
For further information or inquiries, please contact Pam Clark, Visitor
Experience Manager (780-852-6168) or Amber Stewart, Integrated Land Use
Parks Canada Agency / Agence Parcs Canada
Parks Canada | Parcs Canada
P.O. Box 10, Jasper AB T0E 1E0 | C.P. 10, Jasper (Alberta) T0E 1E0
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
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rapprocher de la nature