2017 WPEF Conference Accommodations

Whitebark Pine Science and Management Workshop Accommodation Options in Jasper National Park

Jasper is a busy tourist town in September. We expect most hotels will be full if you wait to reserve in the spring. Most hotels have reasonable cancellation policies, so book early!

To help you plan, we have secured several accommodation options; most are blocked for you only until the end of April.

The meeting venue has been moved down the street to the Sawridge Inn and Conference Center in the town of Jasper (http://www.sawridge.com/our-hotels/jasper/)

You can order your free annual park entry pass for any national park in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday here: http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/parksb2c.


Pine Bungalows (45 bedrooms blocked)

780-852-3491, www.pinebungalows.com

  • 2 km from the Crimson Hotel, just outside town
  • 25 hotel rooms (some have queens, some have 2 singles) – $140/night
  • 10 cabins (two bedrooms, some with kitchens) – $170 – $220/night
  • Held until April 30th
  • Use Pine Bungalow’s online reservation system. In the comments type “Whitebark Pine Foundation”. They will send back a confirmation.
  • 72 hour cancellation policy.


Parks Canada’s Palisades Stewardship Education Center (7 bedrooms blocked)


  • 10 km north of the town of Jasper
  • 5 cabins blocked (each cabin sleeps 2-8 people) – see details below if interested.
  • Available September 19-22 only.
  • Held until June 15th.
  • Contact the Palisades directly at 780-852-6192 ext 221.


Parks Canada’s oTENTiks (10 tent-cabins)


  • 2 km south of the town of Jasper within Whistlers Campground.
  • 10 tent-cabins (heaters, beds, wood floors, need to bring bedding) – $140/night
  • Each cabin sleeps 6.
  • Held until early August.
  • Email Shepherd@pc.gc.ca to reserve and you will pay upon check-in.


Whistler or Wapiti Camping


  • 2 km south of the town of Jasper
  • Hook-ups available, but reserve early for those, starting January 10th. Basic campsites will be available at the last minute. Shower buildings onsite. These are beautiful Parks Canada campgrounds.
  • Book directly at https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Home.aspx


Other Options

These accommodations currently have vacancy but we couldn’t hold rooms. Try reserving these located close to the meeting:


Palisades Center Cabin Details

  • Icehouse: $249/night, sleeps 2 people, double bed, queen pullout, a small kitchen and is quite nice.
  • Machine Shed2: $189/night, sleeps 2 people, double bed and queen pullout. No kitchen facilities.
  • Machine Shed2: $189/night, sleeps 2 people, double bed and queen pullout. No kitchen facilities.
  • Smithy: $249/night, sleeps 2 people, double bed, queen pullout and a small kitchen.
  • Research House: $495/night, sleeps 8 people in 3 bedrooms – 3 queen-size beds and 1 double-bed, and has a full kitchen.

All prices are subject to tax.