New year, new Jasper! Bring out your woollies to party beneath the peaks and start 2018 off right at this year's Jasper in January celebration. From fat biking to culinary crawls to a street party, there's so many amazing events to take part in. The festivities span three themed weekends (Adventures, Appetites, Arts), from Jan. 11 - 28.
Here are some can't miss highlights to mark in the calendar.
Why stop your favourite activity just because there's snow on the ground? Fat biking has swept through the cycling world and is quickly gaining popularity as more people realize how irrepressibly fun it is. And now there's the chance to race alongside professionals! From a meet & greet lunch to a fat bike summit presented by QBP’s Gary Sjoquist to two different fat bike races, the weekend will be jam-packed with fat bike fun. Don't have your own fat bike? They're available to rent! Register now!
Taste local chili recipes made by competing teams in themed costumes. Amazing food + dancing until midnight = great times. This event is 18+, located at the Jasper Activity Center, and tickets are $20. For this 30th annual contest, the chili judges have decreed that no ingredients can be pre-cooked or chopped prior to the start and — just to make things a little more challenging — no beans are allowed.
This culinary crawl will span some of the town's best restaurants and feature small plates with beverage pairings. Eateries will include: Coco's Café, Other Paw Bakery, Raven Bistro, Cassios Restaurant, Downstream Jasper, Fiddle River, Evil Dave's Grill, Jasper Brewing Co., Jasper Inn Grill, and Syrah's Of Jasper. Peruse their mouth-watering menus here.
In winter, when falling snow blankets a quiet landscape, is the perfect time to rediscover your inner peace. Join us for a weekend of yoga, tea tasting and wholesome food with our friends from Lolë Jasper. Running from Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, the wellness package includes: two nights' accommodation in a Fairmont room, friday welcome Reception, daily breakfast for two in ORSO Trattoria, four separate yin, yoga in motion, vinyasa and core classes led by Lolë Ambassadors, yoga mats and gift packages from Lolë, Jasper tea tasting and tea samples presented by Wild Moon Organics and 20% off services and products at Reflections Spa . Rates start at $389 per person based on double occupancy.
Want to experience street performers, live music, food, games and an ice bar all beneath the sparkling Jasper peaks? Get it all for free at the ATCO Street Party, where downtown Jasper transforms into a rollicking good time for all. This year the esteemed band Delhi to Dublin will be gracing the stage. Don't miss this Canadian world music group's eclectic musical fusion of Bhangra, Electronic, Funk, Dub Reggae, Hip Hop, Celtic music and a mash up of other genres. This can't miss event is happening January 27, starting at 6 p.m. and will feature a fireworks show.