Feb. 8, 2017

Canada's 150th - Spring in Jasper National Park

WHY WAIT FOR SUMMER? EXPLORE JASPER NATIONAL PARK THIS SPRING AND WATCH AS THE PARK IS REINTRODUCED TO GREENERY AND STARTS WELCOMING A NEW GENERATION OF WILDLIFE!

Spring has sprung and new life is popping up all over Jasper! The snow begins to melt away and uncover fresh flowers and plants and the ice is shed to prepare for the epic water sports to come. Enjoy the warmth of the sun as you venture beyond the town to explore the vast opportunities of Jasper National Park. 

Prepare to Venture Beyond

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Welcome to springtime in Jasper!

With winter sports still in effect, the snow begins to melt to bring the option of summer adventures for those ready to venture beyond. Bring your ski and snowboard equipment (or rent, that works too) and also pack your hiking boots! Both are possible throughout most spring seasons! 

With over 11,000 square kilometres in Jasper National Park, you’re sure to find a place all your own to explore. Thanks to free entry into all Canadian National Parks, more people than ever are able to come and enjoy this beautiful, serene, natural landscape.

Make sure you’ve planned ahead and figured out the activities you’d like to experience and you’ve booked your accommodations in advance.

Blue Peak Travel Photography

Parks Canada/ Ben Morin

Cory Johnn

HOW TO DRESS

Although the temperature may be rising, snow is still to be expected!

Make sure you have thick socks, and insulated water-proof boots before heading out on you adventures. Wool mittens are great while walking around, but if you’re planning a more active day of exploration, grab those gloves or mittens with a water-proof outer shell to keep away the cold. And of course, your cozy knit toque and scarf are going to go a long way with fighting the winter chill.

But remember, layers! It’s easier to take off a layer than to put on a layer that you didn’t think to bring with you. Just remember to pack those layers in your backpack before you set off on your Jasper adventure.

Photo Credit: Cory Johnn

Photo Credit: Cory Johnn

WHAT TO DO

Spring is the time of days getting longer, weather getting warmer and the world becoming a little greener; which of course means a time to get outside and explore. In spring you have the freedom to take advantage of the warmer temperatures but also take part in some winter activities. In spring there is always opportunity for an epic adventure!

Where to Stay

The chill of the winter air may still be lingering but nestled in your Jasper accommodation there is one thing that is certain, you'll be warm and cozy during your stay in Jasper.

Where to Eat

All  adventurers needs fuel for their day of exploring the real Rockies, and Jasper is full of opportunity for incredible meals. From hearty mountain breakfasts to an elegant alpine dinner for two - friendly pubs to charming cafes, this is creative Rocky Mountain cuisine at it's finest.

Events and Festivals


Jasper Pride Festival

Photo Credit: Brian Van Tighem

Jasper Pride's 8th annual Festival has something for everyone, with over 20 events in 4 days, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.


Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon

Photo Credit: Cory Johnn

Participate in the second annual JasperCanadian Rockies Half Marathon. Because of the huge popularity last year, the admission availability has been boosted to 1,000 participants! Tie up your running shoes and make your way to Jasper National Park on April 8th, 2017 to run your choice of 21km Half Marathon, 10km, or the 1km fun run!


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