February 9, 2021 in ,

10 Top Valentine’s plans in Jasper National Park

Sabrina Doyle
2 minute read
Written by Sabrina Doyle
Main image by Jamie Robson | @jamierobson.photo

In a year where you might be spending way more time with your significant other than usual, coming up with new ways to inject romance into the same old routine can feel tricky. So we’ve done the work for you. Pick and choose from the below activities for a unique, romantic getaway in the mountains.

1 Give flowers

Nothing says I adore you like red roses. Elysion Florals is a full-service flower shop with weekly fresh flowers and cool plants, and can help you build the perfect bouquet to start the weekend off right.

2 Skating

Glide hand in mittened hand with your sweetheart on one of Jasper's frozen glacier-fed lakes. Lake Mildred and Pyramid Lake each have groomed areas with stunning views, and rental skates nearby.

3 Romantic dinner

Dine privately on paired, multi-course meals, and share firelight toasts beneath Jasper's vast blanket of stars. This Valentine's Day, Pursuit is offering Eat, Play, Love culinary experiences, available February 12–14, at The Pines, Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen, and the Hearthstone Lounge. Or, choose from one of Jasper’s other swoon-worthy eateries.

4 Sleigh ride

Take a page out of the historical romance playbook and arrange an experience on a horse-drawn sleigh beneath the mountains. Jasper Riding Stables provides a blanket for you two lovebirds to cuddle under, though the Bridgerton comparisons will be yours to make.

5 Skiing

Nothing can make your heart race quite like a new love, but Marmot Basin ski resort will sure do its best. Located just 20 minutes outside the Jasper townsite, the beloved local powder heaven is part of the reason Jasper was recently voted Best Ski Town in North America.

6 Relax fireside

Soak up Jasper's cabin culture and relax next to a crackling flame. Find one of our favourites here, or stay overnight in one of Jasper’s winterized cabins: Bear Hill Lodge, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Overlander Mountain Lodge and Pocahontas Cabins.

7 Icewalk Tour

Maligne Canyon in winter is truly otherworldly. When the river at the bottom of the canyon freezes, crampon-equipped and licensed guide-led adventurers can witness the magnificent natural ice sculptures that form along the towering limestone walls.

8 Planetarium

If you thought stargazing was romantic when you did it on a picnic blanket in your hometown backyard, you should try the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve. Stay warm while you explore the universe in the Jasper Planetarium’s dome theatre. They also have a new virtual option!

9 Jasper Romance Package at the Fairmont

Get luxury, relaxation and cozy accommodations with this package deal from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Includes: two nights in a Fairmont Room, wine and chocolate truffles welcome amenity, $300 credit at The Spa, a dinner for two, daily breakfasts, and more.

10 Helicopter Tour

Cap off your getaway with an unforgettable excursion, high above the mountaintops. See the glaciers, valleys and waterfalls that make the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies so incredible. Rockies Heli Canada has multiple tours available, including a special Romance & Rotors option which includes complimentary champagne and truffles.