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Jasper, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region
 

Gateway to a Community and a Park

 
 
Gateway to a Community and a Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, September 12, 2017
1. Gateway to a Community and a Park Marker
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Strolling down the aisle, a conductor announces your destination. With steely squeals and a pish-sh-sh-sh of pent up steam, the locomotive glides to a halt. Descending the coach's stairs you step through the mist and arrive at Jasper Station.

Beginning in 1912, and for the next 50 years, passenger trains were the mode of transportation bringing visitors to this doorstep. With the town's main arteries radiating from this central location, Jasper Station represents the heart of the community, and the Park.

Now federally recognized and renamed, the Jasper Heritage Railway Station has greeted thousands of faces since opening its doors in 1925. Today it welcomes train and bus passengers alike, as well as housing Parks Canada offices. Serving as the park's administrative centre and as a transportation terminal, this building symbolizes why this community was established.

Welcome to Jasper.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 52° 52.569′ N, 118° 4.787′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Alberta
Wideview of Gateway to a Community and a Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, September 12, 2017
2. Wideview of Gateway to a Community and a Park Marker
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. Marker is on Connaught Drive (Alternate Provincial Highway 16A) 0.4 kilometers north of Hazel Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper AB T0E 1E0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jasper Information Centre/Le centre d'information de Jasper (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Henry House (approx. half a kilometer away); The Overlanders of 1862 / Les Argonautes de 1862 (approx. 8 kilometers away).
 
Jasper Heritage Railway Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, September 12, 2017
3. Jasper Heritage Railway Station
Canadian National Railway locomotive 6015 image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, September 12, 2017
4. Canadian National Railway locomotive 6015
On display near the railway station

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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Dec. 6, 2022