Jasper Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
Curly Philips Boathouse
This boathouse, located directly on Maligne Lake, is a registered historic building that was one of Jasper National Park’s first outdoor outfitters. Outfitter and guide Curly Philips used this boathouse as a base for fishing trips and other excursions. Visitors today will find an array of supplies and items needed to explore Maligne Lake including canoes and kayaks that are available for rent.
Jasper Park Information Centre National Historic Site
Completed in 1914, this building is an example of rustic architecture found in many of Canada’s national parks. Made of cobblestone and timber, this historic site is a major information centre for Jasper. A gift shop is located on site.
Old Fort Point
Near the site of an early fur brigade post, this area is the starting point for a number of hiking trails. Old Fort Point boasts excellent views of the town and Athabasca River. The area is located 1.6 km (1 mi) south of Jasper.
Jasper House National Historic Site
While this abandoned fur trading post is inaccessible because of the Athabasca River, it is visible from a viewpoint and interpretive site just off the Yellowhead Highway. This historic site was moved in 1829 from Brule Lake to its current location. This caused a decrease in use of the shelter, eventually resulting in its closing and abandonment. Today, Jasper House stands as a symbol of the west's fur trading past.