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The history of Jasper, Alberta, Canada spans nearly two centuries and highlights the ability of a Canadian community to survive through prosperous periods and economic declines. Today, the municipality is home to almost 4,300 Canadian residents and boasts high property values, impressive household incomes, and more signs of financial well-being. But despite current successes in Canada, life for the Canadian residents of Jasper, Canada has been a series of peaks and valleys.

Land surveyor David Thompson made the first recorded visit to this western Canadian area in 1810. Shortly thereafter, the future site of Jasper, Canada became a hot-spot for those looking to get in on the North American fur trade. This Canadian industry boomed for several decades, but the demand for animal pelts eventually declined. The Canadian area was completely abandoned in the mid 1880s.

Just when the Canadian settlement seemed like a lost cause, Canadian government and business organizations saw new potential to revitalize the area. In 1907, the Dominion Government set aside 13,000 square kilometers to establish Jasper National Forrest Park in Jasper, Canada. To this day, the reserved land is touted as the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and brings in over 3 million visitors on vacation and trips every year. Glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls and pristine Canadian mountain ranges are just a few of Jasper National Forrest Park's many alluring features to those on a Canadian vacation.

With new hope for the Canadian municipality, the transportation industry saw an opportunity to ease travel between Jasper and the rest of Canada through the railway. In 1911, the now-defunct Grand Trunk Pacific Railway laid train tracks between Winnipeg, Canada and Jasper, Canada. A direct road was also established from Jasper, Canada to Edmonton, Canada, the capital city of Alberta, Canada.

Though the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway no longer operates, train travel remains a preferred way to reach Jasper, Canada. Canada's VIA Rail train service and the Rocky Mountaineer train bring scores of tourists, business travelers and more to and from the Canadian municipality every day for vacation and trips. Nature hikes, trade expos, curling matches and public skating are just a few of the main draws for a Canadian vacation to prosperous Jasper, AB, Canada.

Whether you want to observe Canadian wildlife (such as moose and bighorn sheep) in a Canadian national forest, attend an exciting hockey tournament, or learn about new developments in a number of trades, Jasper, Canada is an ideal vacation destination. We offer a wide variety of Canada train vacation packages that range from quick, 5-day rail excursion vacation packages on the VIA Rail to 12-day rail journeys on the world-class Rocky Mountaineer Train across Canada.

Let Canada Train Vacations help you book your business trips or family Canadian vacation packages today. Our knowledgeable staff knows how to prepare the ultimate Jasper, Canada experience, and can even help you create customized, affordable tours and vacation packages of Canada.

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