Athabasca Pass - Historic Places Days

Athabasca Pass

Jasper, Alberta
Athabasca Pass National Historic Site, Improvement District No. 12, AB, Canada
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Closed July 30 - October 31, 2018

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.


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  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms


Athabasca Pass National Historic Site, Improvement District No. 12, AB, Canada
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