City of Jasper 09/30/2013: This is a picture of the City of Jasper looking down from the top of Whistler's Mountain. It was a cloudy day and at this elevation it would spit snow from time-to-time. The river surrounding this town is the Athabasca River.
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. It has a population of 4,432 people. It is the commercial center of Jasper National Park, located in the Canadian Rockies in the Athabasca River valley. Jasper is approximately 362 kilometers (225 mi) west of Edmonton and 290 kilometers (180 mi) north of Banff, Alberta at the intersection of the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) and the Ice Fields Parkway (Highway 93).
The Municipality of Jasper, comprising the Jasper town site known as the Town of Jasper and a surrounding rural service area, was established as a specialized municipality on July 20, 2001. Governance is shared between the municipality and the federal Parks Canada agency.
Nikon D600, 28-300mm lens @32mm. Aperture f/11, Shutter Speed 1/200 of a second, ISO 100, and -.67EV. Handheld.