November 30, 2023 in ,

What to do in Jasper in December

Sabrina Doyle
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Written by Sabrina Doyle

This is it. The last month of the year. Close out 2023 in style and celebrate a holiday season to remember with these December activity suggestions. From finding the perfect gift to digging into some delicious comfort food to snuggling up fireside, here's the best of the best of Jasper.

Pro tip: Skip the line to get into the national park by purchasing your Parks Pass in advance!


1 Holiday shopping

You'll find a memorable and unique gift for even your most hard-to-shop-for loved one in Jasper. With the help of outdoor gear experts at one of the local shops, or by getting a gift certificate for a quintessential Jasper adventure, that gift list will be taken care of in no time. Even better if you can make it a gift you can experience with the person on the receiving end. Get seven great ideas here!


2 Indulge in some comfort food

If there was ever a time to dig into some tasty, festive eats, December is it. From sumptuous soups to luxurious charcuterie boards to sinful cocktails, the restaurants in Jasper can add some delicious sparkle to a holiday soirée.


3 Relax in a spa

For years, people have retreated to the mountains to find serenity and self-care. At the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge spa, an extensive menu of rejuvenating massages and treatments awaits. For other ideas for a relaxation-focused respite, pick from this list.

Fairmont Fire

4 Fireplace hopping

Call it caveman instinct, call it hygge, call it whatever you want, but can we all agree that there’s something uniquely special about relaxing next to a cozy fire? And in the winter, that flickering flame seems to be extra mesmerizing. Luckily Jasper’s longstanding cabin culture has helped establish many gorgeous fireplaces around the town and beyond.


5 Helicopter tour

As you look back on the year, look down at a panorama of peaks. A helicopter tour is a special, once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the national park from a bird's eye view. Rockies Heli Canada will take you to a remote spot for snowshoeing or provide a gorgeous shortcut to reach stunning natural landmarks. It's an experience that you'll be remembering with wonder and awe for many years to come.