Econo Lodge & Suites
571 Gregg Avenue
Hinton, AB T7V 1N1
Phone: (780) 817-2000
Fax: (780) 817-2810
Arts & Museums
While you're busy admiring the spectacular scenery, stop off at this art gallery in the luxurious Jasper Park Lodge to see how artists have captured Jasper's surroundings. The gallery features several Canadian artists, including Wendy Wacko, Destanne Norris-Brown, Mel Heath, Jerry Heine and Lynn Malin. You'll see the lakes, valleys, wildlife and mountains of the Jasper region captured in varying styles. Do check the website for timings, as they vary seasonally.
Located in a historic building, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives houses nearly 200 years of human heritage. Find artifacts from Jasper's fur trade days, bits and pieces of the Pocahontas coalmine and an interpretive exhibit that focuses on the history and heritage of the area's native people. If your children are easily bored by museum displays, there is a kid's activity room to keep them occupied while you peruse the exhibits and gift shop. Museum is open daily from 10a-5p during the summers, and open on Thursday to Sundays from 10a-5p during winters. Call for additional information.
Hear the roar of the grizzly, the clatter of mountain goats over the high rocks, and watch the stealthy approach of a cougar in the forest. They won't be real animals that you'll see in the Den, but with a little imagination, you can picture these wildlife models coming to life. Set in their natural habitats, these models portray the world of Alberta's animals with an eye on educating the public.
Bringing home handmade, original, and unique souvenirs is one of the pleasures of traveling. Our Native Land specializes in arts and crafts that transcend the standard and allow visitors to take home a piece of the area's heritage. Find soapstone and woodcarvings, special jewellery, beaded moccasins, dramatic masks, small totems, Inukshuks and one-of-a-kind books. Jade carvings by famous Canadian artist Lyle Sopel can also be found here. Prices range from the tens to thousands of dollars.