Surveying routes through uncharted lands with clear mountain rivers and snow-capped mountain passes were all part of the job for David Thompson. Discovering the Athabasca Pass near Jasper, Alberta, was fundamental in linking Canada’s fur traders to the Pacific Ocean. Hikers can still experience the same untouched wilderness.
- Athabasca Pass National Historic Site, Improvement District No. 12, AB, Canada
- Closed July 30 - October 31, 2018
- National Historic Site
Athabasca Pass National Historic Site, Improvement District No. 12, AB, Canada
Maligne Lake Chalet and Guest House
Site showing the prominent role played by outfitters, guides and railways in the region.
Designated a National Historic Site in 1971, the beautiful and scenic Yellowhead Pass is a…
Jasper Park Information Centre
Gain insights on backcountry exploring, hiking trails, camping, paddling, and more.
Gaze across the Athabasca River and envision 50 years of fur trading history located at th…