Snow is beginning to melt in the valleys! Blooms are on the verge of budding! Baby animals are being born! Welcome to the cusp of spring in the mountains.
Pro tip: Skip the line to get into the national park by purchasing your Parks Pass in advance!
1 Jasper Pride & Ski Festival
Join us in Jasper National Park for the only gay ski week in the Canadian Rockies. We're talking epic Pride events, action-packed activities and unlimited skiing—all in the spirit of coming together, proud and free. April 14 - 23.
If you haven't tried spring skiing yet, you're missing out. Ski with a warm sun on your face but plenty of pow beneath your boots. With barely any lift lines and an efficient, flowy layout to the entire hill and operations, skiing at Marmot Basin is a dream. And with the warmer temperatures, March is perfect for sipping an apres beer on their panoramic patio.
3 Jasper SkyTram reopens
Take a scenic shortcut to the top of a mountain with the Jasper SkyTram. This premier (and pet friendly) attraction takes you on a seven minute flight to the summit of Whistlers Mountain, where more trails, interpretive signage, rentable snowshoes and a restaurant await.
4 Motorcycle Tour
Feel the wind in your hair as you zoom along the open road in a classic Harley-Davidson sidecar! Jasper Motorcycle Tours opens April 15 and has multiple tour lengths that deliver a unique and memorable way of seeing Jasper's sights. Groups will love getting pictures of everyone fitted out in leathers!
5 Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon
Whether your first-ever footrace, or searching out an event to kickstart the season, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Festival is sure to please! Lace up for the race April 29.