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Jasper National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park is the most accessible and visited glacier in the world.
Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park
Location Alberta, Canada
Nearest town Hinton
Area 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi)
Established 1907
Visitors 2,345,130 (in 2016-17)
Governing body Parks Canada
World Heritage site 304

Jasper National Park is a national park in Alberta, Canada. It is the largest national park of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. Its area is around 11,000 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is to the north of Banff National Park and to the west of Edmonton. The park has glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.

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