Jasper Tour Company
Jasper Tour Company
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The Jasper Tour Company is an Indigenous owned, boutique experience that offers fun and adventurous trips out into Jasper National Park. Our head guide, Joe Urie is a member of the Métis Nation and his people have been living and guiding along the Athabasca River for so long that he has come to consider its waters to be the blood in his veins. Drawing from both his Indigenous and European heritage, he’ll bring you to a better understanding of this place by giving you an excellent view of how it was and how it is. He delivers the mountains and all of their inhabitants to you with his knowledge, humour, storytelling and a passion for this place that he has called home for more than three decades. If you are planning on heading out in search of some of the Asiniwaciya’s (Rocky Mountains) wild inhabitants, doing it with the Jasper Tour Company has been described as "simply the best!". Come see for yourself!
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
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Angela G
King's Lynn, UK59 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We decided to book a private tour with Joe after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. Great communication before the tour with Patti and Joe picked us up from our hotel at Pyramid lake as had been arranged. He is so knowledgeable about the wildlife and very passionate about his heritage, and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to him and learned so much about his indigenous culture and the wildlife in the area. He knew exactly the places to take us to see bears, eagles, elk, coyote and much more. we would thoroughly recommend taking a tour with Joe, one of our favourite days of our holiday.
Written 13 October 2023
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lindam4142017
Oak Creek, WI3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
My husband & I had the opportunity to spend one full day in Jasper National Park. And we knew that the cookie-cutter tour experience was not what we wanted. Then we found The Jasper Tour Company website. This was exactly what we were looking for. Being able to see the spectacular scenery & wildlife, but also learning about the beautiful Métis culture and history. We chose the 6 hour private tour which we were able to tailor to our needs by being picked up at a local restaurant, and a tour that didn't include much walking. We had such a wonderful time with Joe Urie. We saw so many beautiful sights & animals, but we also learned so very much. We now have memories that will last a life time. Thank you Joe!
Written 28 July 2023
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Sarah P
12 contributions
July 2023
If there is one thing you do while in Jasper, it should be this tour. Yes the wildlife is amazing (among other things, we saw a Grizzly Bear and her two cubs) but the best thing about this tour is Joe. He is a great storyteller and even managed to keep the teenagers engaged.

We only found out about his AirBnB accommodation after we made our hotel booking but in the future I would try and stay with him.

This was a highlight of our trip and something that will stay with us for a long time.
Written 23 July 2023
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limoncello07
Washington DC, DC553 contributions
May 2023
My family and I enjoyed a great private tour with Joe on our last day in Jasper. We chose to focus our time in the Maligne Valley, visiting Medicine Lake, Maligne Lake and Maligne Canyon in addition to some wildlife viewing stops along the way. While we certainly could have visited these places on our own, we got so much more out of the experience by touring with Joe, who is extremely knowledgeable as well as fun. We definitely would have driven by the bear on the side of the road, and probably would have missed a bald eagle in flight. But more profoundly, we learned so much more about the local culture past and present, the geological history of the area, and the native ecosystem than we would have by just reading the signs at each stop. We spent our last dinner in Canada discussing the different thought-provoking lessons that each of us had taken from the tour, and it was clear this is knowledge we will all retain going forward due to Joe's lively presentation. We chose to do this as a private tour due primarily to scheduling constraints, but I have no doubt that the small group tours with Joe are just as enjoyable. I probably would have never found the Jasper Tour Company on my own in the TripAdvisor listings, but thankfully it was recommended by someone on TA's Canadian Rockies forum, and Patti was very helpful and responsive with respect to scheduling. It was also just nice to be dealing with real local people instead of a large corporation. Highly recommended!
Written 21 May 2023
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Globalverse
New York City, NY72 contributions
Sept 2022 • Family
Our wildlife tour with Joe was unforgettable! Joe is extremely knowledgeable and informed about the area as he and his wife Patti are experts in local Jasper history and culture. We set out for an early morning wildlife tour at 7am — at Patti’s encouragement and advice, we departed as early as possible to maximize the opportunities to see animals before the heat of the day. Patti’s advice was 1000 percent correct! Within 15 minutes of departing, Joe spotted a mom and her cubs in a tree! (This is during a period in Jasper when bears were coming into town - obviously no guarantees that this trend will continue). We couldn’t believe our eyes. Joe and Patti also provided binoculars for all guests— I was very grateful for that crucial item as I had not thought to pack my own pair. After an amazing hour of watching the bears, we drove around Jasper and its surroundings and spotted elk; bighorn sheep; a coyote; and a bald Eagle. Joe knows EVERYTHING about animals and has a keenly trained eye to spot them, plus is steeped in local Jasper and Métis culture— it was an absolute pleasure and treat to spend the morning with him. Thank you to Patti for pushing us to get out the door at 7am and also for the additional advice on Jasper accommodations, and to Joe for the fabulous morning. What a great company!
Written 2 September 2022
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midd014
Liverpool, UK32 contributions
Aug 2022
We did a private tour with Joe around Jasper National park. The sites are amazing, we saw bears and bull elks.
Joe was engaging, entertaining and informative, his enthusiasm and knowledge was breathtaking, this trip was the highlight of our Canadian holiday.
Thanks Joe and Patti.
Written 18 August 2022
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Brent G
Papworth Everard, UK44 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
My wife and I booked a private tour with Joe. We loved every minute of the trip. Joe is personable and extremely knowledgeable. We saw bear (both types) ,elk, coyote, beavers, mountain goats, big horn sheep. Honestly I think we only thing we did not see was Bigfoot!!!( wrong area I know but you get my meaning). Both of us agreed that it was the highlight of our trip to the Rockies. We really enjoyed learning the local history as well. This is one of the rare times that I think 5 stars is simply not enough
Written 2 June 2022
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William S
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Sept 2021 • Friends
As a member of the Métis Nation, Joe is a scholar of the Jasper region. Sure you can book any of the other wildlife tours offered in Jasper, but I doubt any of them will rival the love and understanding Joe has for the land and its inhabitants. We didn’t just see elk, deer, and eagles (well we did actually see a lot of them) but we understood their behavior. Joe took us off the main road so we can observe how a bull Elk will corral its harem or how beavers shape the river to their convenience. Easily the highlight of my trip.
Written 5 September 2021
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Jason D
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did a morning tour with Joe, who was approachable, engaging, funny and had a wealth of knowledge about indigenous culture and the local wildlife and ecosystem. We spent a good amount of time watching a black bear eating berries, and saw elk, an eagle, deer and whisky jacks, along with lots of beautiful scenery. Joe really made the effort to find as much wildlife as possible.
Written 4 August 2021
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sameo416
Western Canada20 contributions
Aug 2021
Joe is a masterful teller of the narrative history of the Athabaska region. We saw lots of places of significance, talked present, past and distant past landscapes and explored the broad relations between place and kin. And saw some wildlife. Been visiting Jasper region for over 30 years and I saw places I had not encountered before. A marvellous tour all around, highly recommended for any of the planned or private tour topics. I am wiser for our time together. Maarsi Joe and Patti!
Written 4 August 2021
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