Jan. 25, 2017

Jasper in January: Arts Weekend Itinerary

Being surrounded by towering mountains and glistening frozen lakes tends to brings out both the inner adventurer and artist in all of us.

Venture beyond and get creative during Jasper in January’s Arts Weekend!


This final weekend of Jasper in January has something for everyone. With so many great events to choose from, we’re here to help you come up with a plan to make the most out of your weekend.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27:

Check into a wide selection of accommodations right here in Jasper! You really can’t go wrong, so take your pick from these great hotels and resorts.

7:00PM: Dark Sky Stories

Join a Parks Canada interpreter at Marmot Meadows for some fireside First Nations Dark Sky Stories and ceremonies while enjoying bannock & tea. It’s a unique experience to enjoy while visiting one of the largest Dark Sky Preserves in the world!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28:

12:00PM: Jasper in January Brewery Tour

Come visit Jasper's National Park Brewery. With six signature beers brewed on-site, Jasper Brewing Company uses only the best: premium hops and malts combined with their own cultured yeast strains. Their final ingredient is the pure, natural mountain water sourced from the great Canadian Rockies. Unlike most commercial breweries, the brewmasters at Jasper Brewing Co. do nothing to the water but remove the chlorine added to it. Participating in the brewery tour means you not only get to see how these delicious drinks are made, but you’ll walk away with a souvenir pint class, a Jasper Brewing Co. t-shirt and enjoy your choice of a burger or sandwich off the menu!

3:00PM: Wildlife Camera Safari

Take a peek into the world of wildlife research in Jasper National Park. Join a Parks Canada interpreter on a Wildlife Camera Safari. Practice wildlife tracking and learn how trail cameras help us better understand the park’s wildlife. Depending on the weather, this adventure will either be done hiking or snowshoeing. 

4:00PM: Evenings at the Eagle

Pack in some extra time on the slopes at Evenings at the Eagle hosted by Marmot Basin! Running from 5:00PM – 7:00 PM, enjoy a delicious three course meal followed by an exciting chance to ski down the hill in the dark using headlamps to guide your way!

6:00-9:00PM: ATCO Street Party

Downtown Jasper transforms into a street party full of fun and music. With street performers, live music from Shred Kelly, food, games, and an ice bar, this is one event you can’t miss!

8:00PM: Del Barber at the Jasper Legion

Jasper’s favourite Juno Award nominated troubadour is returning to the Jasper Legion on January 28th. Doors open at 8PM and the show starts at 9 PM. If you feel like skipping out on the fireworks this year, stop by the legion after checking out the street party! Del Barber’s smooth storytelling and country folk vibes will instantly warm you up from the cold.

9:00PM: ATCO Walk of Lights & Fireworks

Bring a light and join on the Walk of Lights to Centennial Park. Meet at the ATCO Sound Stage and carry on to Centennial Park for a spectacular fireworks display. Find out if fireworks really are brighter in a designated Dark Sky Preserve!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29:

11:30AM: Luuk Wijk Artist Reception

Stop in to the Yellowhead Museum & Archives and enjoy snacks and a cash bar while taking in the gems and jewels in Jasper National Park through the world of local photographer Luuk Wijk.


Be sure to share your adventures by tagging @Tourism Jasper, #MyJasper or #JasperNationalPark!


For more information on Jasper in January, please visit: http://www.jasper.travel/january/

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