6 Ways To Celebrate Family Day In Jasper National Park

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Written by Katherine Speur
Main image by Parks Canada/ Adam Greenberg

Nothing Brings A Family Together Like Adventure

Jasper, Canada’s base of adventure, welcomes you and your family to venture beyond the average vacation. From novice to extreme and everything in between, there are plenty of thrilling activities and discoveries to be had for even the smallest explorers. 

Running from February 17-19th, the family day long weekend is the perfect opportunity for some fantastic February family adventures in Jasper National Park! Here are 5 ways to take advantage and make the most of the long weekend: 

Let the family adventures begin!

1 Ski or Board at Marmot Basin

Grab your equipment and head out to Marmot Basin ski resort for the weekend!

Marmot has some fantastic deals, including the Marmot Escape Card! For $75, the Marmot Escape Card provides card holders with half price lift tickets all season long. Are you already the proud owner of an Escape Card? Junior full day lift tickets are 20% off for card owner’s children!

1 Get Outside With Parks Canada

Parks Canada will be celebrating Family Day from February 16th-19th!  Park Interpreters will be offering free guided snowshoeing for the whole family throughout the weekend. Times and locations to be provided at a later date. 

See the full schedule here

2 Go For A Sleigh Ride At Pyramid Lake

Matched teams of horses, tuned bells, sleighs with comfortable seats and warm throw blankets make for a classic winter experience. Join Jasper Park Riding Stables for wagon rides around Pyramid Lake throughout the weekend, weather permitting. Bonus: children under 5 years old ride for free!

Saturday: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM 

Sunday: 10AM, 11AM, 12 Noon, 1PM, 2PM

3 Relax With The Family At The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Enjoy a rejuvenating weekend at the Fairmont with the Family Day Weekend Celebration Package. The package includes deluxe accommodation for a family of four, family programs & activities, family movies and parties on-site, on-site recreation rentals, kid's hangout and much more! 

4 Spend The Day On The Ice

Whether you want to skate on a frozen lake, walk through ice caves on the Maligne Canyon Icewalk or climb up frozen waterfalls with Rockaboo Adventures, Jasper’s got your icy winter needs covered. Bundle up (and don’t forget your skates or ice-cleats!)

5 Test Out Some Fancy New Skis

Edge Control is offering the chance to ski on current models of Head skis: Kore, Monster, Supershape and the Joy line-up of women's specific skis. This event is happening at Marmot Basin on Feb. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and although the skis are free to test, you'll need a credit card for security.