The Jasper Information Centre a truly historic site, was build in 1914, and is located on the main road. It was used to house the park super­in­tend­ent and the park admin­is­tra­tion offices, and has always been a focus point for the tourists.

In the past it also housed a fish hatch­ery and a Library. The house was build out of rocks and local logs to suit the setting, it became a model of rustic design for other national parks.

Jasper Park was named after a fur trading post in the area called Jasper House, which was named after Jasper Hawse, who managed this post in the early 1800s.