The History of Jasper

By: Meghan Power
ISBN: 978-1-926983-00-4
Publication date: July 2012, reprinted/revised 2020.
172 pages | Paperback | 6 x 9 inches


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The History of Jasper is a book about the history of Jasper, a small town in the Canadian Rockies. It features interesting writing by a long-time Jasper local, a reader-friendly layout, and the liberal use of historic and contemporary images. The book includes sidebars, a timeline, recommended reading, and a thorough index.

From the arrival of the Paleo-Indians around 8,000 years ago through to contemporary times, The History of Jasper leads both locals and visitors alike on a historic journey through one of the world’s most magnificent national parks. Providing balanced coverage of the entire park’s history—from mountaineering feats to the construction of the Icefields Parkway—the panoramic story of how Jasper grew into a world-renowned destination is revealed.


MEGHAN POWER spent many years as the head archivist at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and is the author of Maligne Lake: The Jewel of Jasper National Park. When Power isn’t sorting historic photographs and documents or working on freelance writing projects, she is out and about enjoying the beautiful region that she is fortunate enough to call home.