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8 Birds You Can Find in Jasper National Park

on Monday, 29 July 2013.

8 Birds You Can Find in Jasper National Park

 

Because Jasper National park and the surrounding areas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, they are particularly pristine habitat for wildlife. And because of the range of habitats -- forests, lakes and streams, and mountain highlands -- there are a variety of rare of bird species that call the area home.

Jasper Wildlife Tours - a short to guide to an amazing experience

on Monday, 10 June 2013.

Jasper Wildlife Tours - a short to guide to an amazing experience

Jasper wildlife tours are some of the Overlander visitors' favorite activities in spring, summer, and fall. Because Jasper is located at the nexus of several national and provincial parks, it supports an abundance of wildlife native to the Canadian Rockies.

Jasper Wildlife Favorites

Porcupines

Easily recognizable by their pelt of hard black and white quills, these spiky rodents are common throughout the lower forests in Jasper National Park. If you decide to go camping, be sure to pack up your food and backpacks tightly, because porcupines love to rifle through them in search of salty snacks.

 

11 Types of Wildlife to See in Jasper National Park

on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Elk, Bears, Deer and many more

11 Types of Wildlife to See in Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is home to an incredibly diverse mix of wildlife. Animals and birds can be seen year-round, although some species have specific sleep patterns or migration routes that make them easier to spot at certain times of year. While the unique wildlife in the Jasper and Hinton area is fascinating to watch, some of the animals are susceptible to human disturbance, and others can be very dangerous. It is important to be aware of the different types of animals in the park, and how to respond when you encounter them.

5 Things to Remember if you Run into a Bear

on Monday, 16 April 2012.

5 Things to Remember if you Run into a Bear

 Bear safety tips for hiking in Jasper and Banff

 Black bear by Overlander Mountain Lodge

Most hikers spend their time on the trails peacefully admiring natural flora and fauna, but those who venture out in Jasper National Park  and other parts of bear country have to be on the lookout for grizzlies and black bears. If you spot a bear in the distance, resist the urge to get a closer view and retreat slowly downwind. If the bear has detected you, following these five tips may save your life.

1. Do Not Run.

Most people understandably respond to danger by running away from it as quickly as possible, but unless you have super-human speed, avoid the temptation. Jasper National Park is home to grizzly bears that can sprint up to 35 miles per hour, far faster than any human.

2. Remain Calm.

Slowly take a few steps backward while speaking calmly. Avoid looking the bear in the eyes but never let him out of your sight.

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