June 29, 2018

What to do in Jasper on Canada Day

Where better to celebrate Canada’s birthday than a national park?

From a delightful community parade (don’t miss Jasper’s own adorable mini Mounties) to a pancake breakfast to a party in the park, Canada Day in Jasper is a wonderful way to enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful places.


Here’s how to make the most of Canada Day in Jasper National Park.

Pancake Breakfast

Start the day off right with a delicious community breakfast (new this year!) $5 per person, except for children under 5 which get in for free. No need to bring plates and cutlery, as they will be supplied! This is a Toward Zero waste event sponsored by the Municipality of Jasper. 8:30am to 10:30am in Centennial Park.

Celebrate at the Legion (aka the Standeasy)

The beloved local watering hole, which also happens to be a raise funds for a worthy cause,  is generally a good bet any night of the year, but for Canada Day the Legion's Stand Easy is going all out. With live music featuring local musicians Gui Benoit and Charlie, BBQ hot dogs and burgers, and a beer garden that opens at 11 a.m., it's guaranteed to be a good time. Don't miss the after party with Del Barber (tickets: $20.00).

Canada Day Parade

An annual highlight, the Jasper Canada Day Parade begins at the Activity Centre and winds through downtown for an hour, starting at 1 p.m.. Don't miss the decorative floats, celebratory music, mini Mounties and local celebrities. Note: There's no parking downtown between 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Historical Walk

This free event leaves from the Friends of Jasper National Park gift shop in the Information Centre and winds throughout town giving fascinating historical context to our favourite mountain town. Runs at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Party in the Park

Centennial Park will be a happening place this Canada Day. The Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives will be hosting a BBQ Fundraising from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and also an adults-only Beer Garden (proceeds will also go towards supporting the local museum) from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to find fun face painting, arts & crafts, storytelling, and more. There will be theatre, entertainment by live local performers and more on the Main Stage as well from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Organized by the Jasper Municipal Library.

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