Province/Territory: Alberta

Glaciers and waterfalls an arms reach from your motorcycle and sidecar

  • 100 kilometres of the famous Icefields parkway
  • 02 passengers and one guide on a Harley and a sidecar
  • 325 sq km ice mass known as the Columbia Icefield

Snap an endless stream of photos from the comfort of the sidecar attached to a Harley Davidson while Jasper Motorcycle Tours takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. Feel the mountain fresh air fix the smile on your face. Smell the trees and flowers in bloom. Look in every direction to see endless unobstructed views of Japer National Park. You are surrounded by stunning emerald green lakes, snow-crested mountains, blue glaciers, massive icefields all linked by a narrow deserted stretch of highway. Your tour guide is your driver and he will treat you and your companion to sights missed by motorcoach and car. Park along the highway or lonely back road to watch bears, mountain goats, elk and moose as they move through the forest. Step off the motorcycle to walk a trail to a thundering waterfall. Then hop back into the sidecar or switch to the seat behind the driver so you can salute other riders as they do the same mountain-lined trek. Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Alberta and it's vast, untouched and stupendous by motorcycle. The Icefields Parkway is rated as one of the worlds greatest drives.

Spread your arms like an eagle on the back of a Harley and take it all in – if you can!

Why you should visit
  • See the splendor of the Rockies with unobstructed and unconfined views from the sidecar of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
  • Getting suited up is part of the fun: you’re outfitted in a leather coat, chaps, gloves, glasses and helmet. Pose with your bike by the side of the highway.
  • Be awed by views of the six massive, glittering white glaciers at the Columbia Icefield.
  • Ride the longest and highest aerial tramway in Canada to explore a mountain peak and view the spectacular valley below.
  • Have a therapeutic soak in Miette Hotsprings, the hottest mineral springs in the Rockies.
  • Appreciate the stunning beauty of Maligne Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most photographed lakes in the world.

Weather

  • The weather in The Canadian Rockies is unpredictable with snow creeping into the forecast any month of the year, so be prepared by bringing a variety of layers. The sun at these alpine altitudes is strong year-long, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat for protection from UV exposure is suggested.
  • Jasper enjoys warm summers with occasional unseasonably hot days but it is not uncommon to have cooler temperatures. July and August daytime highs sit at an average of 21°C dipping to 7°C in the night. Jasper receives an average of 55 mm of rain each of the summer months.
  • The fall season is short for Jasper with the leaves quickly turning colours in September with chances of early snow in October. • Winter is wonderful in Jasper but cold and snowy. December brings frosty air with an average daytime high of -1°C dipping to -12°C at night.
  • Springtime is a mix of all seasons so bring some lighter weight clothes as well as some thick sweaters and waterproof coat. The snow stays quite long into the season with spring daytime average high temperatures of 10°C.
  • Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Visitor information
  • Tour information & prices.
  • Sidecar tours offered daily, April through October.
  • Food and beverage nearby.
  • On-site motorcycle shop.
When to go
  • Motorcylce tours and rentals available April through October.
  • Golf at the famous Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course May through early October.
  • Wildlife viewing is best from spring until fall.
  • Hike, camp, bike, raft and ride in comfort in the Rocky Mountains from June until October but always be prepared for the cool evenings.
  • Plan your vacation to Jasper around festivals & events.
Need to know
  • Sidecar tours from 1 to 6 hours are enjoyed by any age. Prebooking is best but walk in's are welcome.
  • All equipment and riding leathers including heated vests for chilly days are included.
  • Sidecars are comfortable and safe for disabled and small children.
  • Motorcycle rentals are also available for people 21 years and older.
  • Wildlife viewing is best from spring until fall.
  • Hike, camp, bike, raft and ride in comfort in the Rocky Mountains from June until October but always be prepared for the cool evenings.
Getting Here