Jasper Alberta's Life Zones

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What can I do in Jasper Alberta?

Here is a short list of Jasper favorites. Albertans and travellers alike will find information on popular attractions, activities and events located on the following websites:
Hike Jasper

Jasper Hotels

Restaurants of Jasper

Ski in Jasper Alberta

Wildlife in Jasper

Jasper Alberta Shopping

Jasper in January

Jasper Alberta's Historic View

Jasper's Alpine Terrain

Athabasca Pass History

Jasper Alberta's Historic Treasures

Jasper Park's Information Centre

Alberta Alpine Life Zones

Jasper Alberta's Montane

Mountain Ecosystems in Jasper

National Park History

Jasper Alberta's Subalpine

Yellowhead Pass History

Alberta's Jasper House History

Jasper Alberta Life Zones

Jasper Alberta Index
Jasper's History

Jasper Alberta's National Park is divided into three life zones; montane, subalpine, alpine, which are broad landscapes with characteristic species, communities and physical environments. Climatic differences associated with changes in altitudes determine these differences in Jasper's biodiversity. Higher elevations in Jasper Alberta are generally colder and wetter, while lower elevations are warmer and drier. Local differences in slopes angles create local microclimates. Jasper's steeper mountain slopes are generally better drained and drier than moderately sloping or flat areas. South-facing mountain slopes are drier and warmer than north-facing ones at the same altitude.

Jasper's ranges of plants and animals are related largely to their tolerances to Alberta's alpine and subalpine cold, heat and drought. Other factors that influence distributions in Jasper include food species, competition with other animals or vegetation species, and soil conditions. The wettest areas in Jasper Alberta are occupied by lakes, ponds, marshes and fens. Grasslands occur in the warmest, driest portions of Jasper National Park and forests in moderate environments. Trees can not grow in cold conditions of high altitudes above about 2200 metres and so forests are absent, replaced by low shrub and wildflower communities.

Jasper Alberta's History

Those wanting to learn more about Jasper Alberta came to the right place! Here you will find historical facts and accounts from Jasper's locals and archives on how Alberta's beautiful little mountain town became to be. Additional Jasper National Park history can be found within as well.
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Historical Timeline of Jasper Alberta

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Jasper National Park, Alberta Facts and Climate

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