Jasper Your Greatest Personal Expeditions Begin Here
Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and clear sky, Jasper has everything you need for an epic winter adventure. No need to hibernate, embrace the season with some unbelievable experiences you won’t find outside of the real Canadian Rockies.
EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY
Imagine marvelling at the Canadian Rockies on a ski adventure down 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of diverse terrain at Marmot Basin. In Jasper you have the opportunity to venture beyond the run-of-the-mill tourist attractions to places you never thought possible.
Embark on one of Jasper’s famous adventures like ice climbing up a frozen waterfall, skating on a pristine frozen lake surrounded by towering mountains, exploring the depth of the powerful Maligne Canyon during a spectacular ice walk adventure, feel the speed and strength of a team of enthusiastically friendly sled dogs or grand horses for a true winter wonderland experience. When it comes to adventure in Jasper, not even the sky is the limit! Take flight in a helicopter for a memorable and scenic tour from above. Fly over the Columbia Icefields and witness the vast beauty of the Athabasca Glacier before landing on Abraham Lake’s frozen winter bubbles – one of Alberta’s most treasured winter wonders!
TAKE IN THE SIGHTS
Truly a photographer’s dream comes true — Jasper boasts some of the most magnificent landscapes and gorgeous protected wilderness on the planet. Winter is the perfect time to refine your photography skills, so put on your toque and start exploring the untouched. Drive along the Icefields Parkway and capture memories of awe-inspiring mountains, epic glaciers, frozen waterfalls and smooth icy lakes that define the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. If you’re looking for some direction, Jasper Photo Guide can help turn your casual winter snapshots into breathtaking scenic photographs.
When the sun goes down, the fantastic views continue. Due to limited light pollution, Jasper offers ideal conditions for dark sky viewing. In fact, Jasper National Park is home to the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world and is the perfect location to embrace the night – take a step outside your accommodation and view the wonders of the night sky like a crisp image of the Milky Way, or see if you can spot a planet among the millions of stars. And if you don’t know where to start there is always epic astronomy programs with the Jasper Planetarium.
In January, Jasper comes to life with spectacular events the whole family will love. Celebrate everything this snowy destination has to offer at the ATCO Street Party, a lively event featuring street performers, live music, food, games and fireworks. If you’re a thrill-seeking mountain biker you won’t want to miss Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series & Summit, which offers cyclists the opportunity to test their fitness amongst fat bikers of all skill levels. Foodies are also in luck! Enjoy a glass or two at one of Jasper’s most coveted events, Wine in Winter, a wine and food festival with tastes from around the world, join the locals for the Annual Chili Cook Off, or grab a pint of local craft beer made with crisp glacial water at the Jasper Brewpub.
Spend your ultimate winter weekend in Jasper National Park by warming up in a cabin surrounded by snow-capped peaks! Whether you’re looking for a secluded rustic retreat, five-star luxury and world-class fare, or cozy chaletstyle accommodations close to town, you’ll find the perfect home away from home in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Wherever you choose to stay, Jasper is your base for adventure and the entry point to Canada’s most epic experiences. It is from here that the greatest personal expeditions begin.
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