Brewster (780/852-3332) offers a four-hour Discover Jasper tour taking in Patricia and Pyramid Lakes, Maligne Canyon, and Jasper Tramway (ride not included in fare). It departs daily at 8:30 a.m. April–October from the railway station ($52).
Jasper Adventure Centre, in the Chaba Theatre (604 Connaught Dr., 780/852-5595, www.jasperadventurecentre.com) operates several well-priced tours, including the following: Mount Edith Cavell (departs 2 p.m., three hours, $65), Maligne Valley (departs 9:30 a.m., five hours, $95, including boat tour), and Miette Hot Springs (departs 6 p.m., four hours, $72). Similarly priced tours take in historical sites and local wildlife.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition