Jasper National Park

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Jasper National Park

YouIn the olden times man and creature walked as friends who carried the beauty of the land in their hearts. Now each one of us is needed to make sure the salmon can find a place to spawn and the bear cub a tree to climb. There is little time left and much effort needed! Chief Dan George

Jasper National Park

History/ Importance of Park Jasper National Park owes its beauty to millions of years of development, but the community with which it shares its name owes its existence.Archaelogical evidence found in the Athabasca Valley within the park indicates people lived in the area as many as 9,000 years ago, shortly after the big glaciers receded. Coming from the northeast, the west and the southeast, these early people were nomadic hunters and fishers who ranged across the valleys for thousands of years.

FEESEntry to parkAdult- $ 9.80Senior- $ 8.30Youth- $ 4.90Family/Group- $ 8.30School Group/ per student- $3.90Camping Fees- Fees vary depending on what area of the park you stay- The fees range for a one night stay range from $ 9.80 at least and $38.20 highest

(Animals)- The United Nations created the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site partly because of the incredible diversity of animals found here. - Jasper National Park is home to 53 species of mammals, mammals that rely on a variety of habitats, some of which we share with them.- Sadly each year hundreds of animals are killed along Jasper's highways.

(Vegetation)- Montane life zone is warm, dry and found only on the Athabasca and Miette valleys.- In Jasper Park Dogulas Fir trees ca be mainly found throughout the park.- Warm Chinook winds sweep through valleys in winter melting snow and making search of the extensive grasslands easy for animals.-The growth of these grasslands only occur in the warmest and driest portions of the park.

Rare Endangerd Species - Species At Risk are the ones that require special considerations for its conservation.- Lots of species species have slipped on the path toward local and perhaps, global extinction and need immediate action to be taken.Haller's apple moss - Haller's apple moss grows on ledges, in crevices (cracks) of shaded, forested cliffs, at the base of overhangs and where slides of acidic bedrocks occur.- Haller's apple moss is found in Alberta ( Jasper National Park ) and two locations in eastern British Columbia (just west of Jasper National Park ) are currently known.- The status of Haller's apple moss is looking too good in Canada , it has been anylized as a threatend species.- The Haller's apple moss is now protected under federal law by the Species at Risk Act is is trying it's best to protect

Jasper Natinal Park Located in the Western Cordillera Region

Getting There- You could drive to Jasper National Park from Toronto Take: HWY/ON-17WTime: Aprox. 38 H (traffic)

- Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies - Jasper National Park contains the Miette Hotsprings, which are the hottest springs in the Rockies. Water bubbles up from these springs at a sizzling 54ºC. The surrounding pools, where visitors can bathe, are a comfortably warm 39ºC.- Mount Edith Cavell this mountain, located 5 km south of Jasper town, is named after English nurse Edith Cavell, in recognition of the help she gave to prisoners-of-war during the World War I. - The highest mountain in Alberta, Mount Columbia, can be found in the Jasper National Park, with a dizzying height of 3747 meters.

Landform /Climate Regions Province: Alberta, Canada- Jasper National Park is located on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of west-central Alberta, east of the continental border Landform Region: Western Cordillera- A young mountain system made up of folded rocky and volcanic coasts mountains.- Jagged Peaks - Coal in rocky mountainsClimate Region: Mountain - Temperatures and precipitation vary greatly - Spring comes to the valley bottoms in mid-April and reaches the high country by mid-June.Spring comes to the valley bottoms in mid-April and - Summer days are long, but the summer season is short. - July is the warmest month with a mean daily maximum temperature of 22.5 degrees Celsius. - The long winter season is varied with periods of cold stormy weather that can quickly change to a mild chinook wind.

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Geology/ Rock Landforms- Jasper National Park Is an area of dramatic mountain peaks and expensive valleys- The watercourses collect the runoff from an area of over 10,000 sq.km.- Peak flows begins in late June, when snowmelts and rainfall combine to fill the river channels capicity- In Jasper National Park, the main ranges are largely coarse sandstone, limestone, shale, and a somewhat metamorphic rock called quartzite, in particular, 'Gog' quartzite.

The Glacier Skywalk, is an hour south of Jasper, and is the hottest new nature and learning attraction along Alberta’s Icefields Parkway.Overlooking mountains and glaciers, some 280 m (918 ft) up, it’s like standing on thin air.

By: Maryan Ali


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