In the midst of sprawling, feral, Jasper National Park is a unique town of the same name. Jasper still has the look, the feel, indeed the substance of a frontier outpost. Yes, there are restaurants, hotels, shops, and everything else travelers need. And what Jasper doesn't have you won't miss. You'll be grateful it's not there. No glitz. No hype. No buzz. Jasper has foresworn the growth at any cost mentality that afflicts most of North America. It has peace and authenticity, which are deeply endearing to visitors in search of the genuine Canadian Rockies. Done in a Day Jasper describes where to invest your limited hiking time to enjoy the greatest scenic reward. Choose an easy, vigorous, or challenging hike. Start your adventure within a short drive of town. Witness the wonder of Jasper National Park and be back for a great great meal, and soft bed. Jasper is four hours drive north from Banff town, along the spectacular Icefields Parkway.