Feb. 9, 2017

Canada's 150th - Winter in Jasper National Park

IT’S NOT EVERY BIRTHDAY WHERE YOU GET THE PRESENT, BUT FOR CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY THE GIFT IS YOURS! ENJOY FREE ENTRY INTO ALL CANADIAN NATIONAL PARKS ALL YEAR LONG!

Thinking about venturing beyond the city to Canada’s base of adventure?  We’re here to help make sure that adventure is all you’ve ever hoped it would be. Make the most out of your vacation with these tips, tricks, and general (important) information. 

Prepare to Venture Beyond

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Welcome to your winter wonderland!

In the winter, Jasper National Park turns into the most beautiful snow-blanketed scene. With towering snow covered peaks, frozen lakes and a ski hill boasting the highest base elevation of all Canadian ski area. Winter in Jasper will never dissapoint.

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

Marmot Basin

Cory Johnn Photography

Parks Canada/ Adam Greenberg

How to Dress

This winter wonderland is beautiful, but it’s still winter so dress warmly!

Make sure you havesome 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!  Make sure you’ve prepped yourself with layers to keep you warm from that winter chill that you may encounter during your day of activities. 

Cory Johnn Photography

Parks Canada / Adam Greenberg

WHAT TO DO

Winter brings about some interesting opportunities in Jasper National Park. As the snow falls and the landscape transforms, the activities on the roster change. Grab your warm mittens and toque and get ready to venture beyond and enjoy the winter wonderland for all it’s worth! 

WHERE TO STAY

Get nestled into a rustic and comfortable Jasper accommodation after a day packed of winter adventure. When the day of hitting the slopes, venturing through frozen canyons and conquering the snowy trails with snow shoes has come to an end you'll be happy to lay back and relax in your warm and cozy Jasper hotel.

Where to eat

Explore Jasper's culinary scene. 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 in January

Photo Credit: Cory Johnn Photography

Celebrate winter properly! There's no better time than January for an adventure in Jasper. Ski, snowshoe, and skate during the day and we'll keep you entertained at night with awesome events for the whole family.


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.


Christmas in November

Photo Credit: Katherine Speur

Get into the festivities early, learn amazing tips & tricks to up your game this Christmas and wow your friends and family!


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