January 25, 2024 in ,

What to do in Jasper in February

Sabrina Doyle
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Written by Sabrina Doyle

After the excitement of December and January, February can sometimes feel a little forgotten. But it doesn't have to be! Spice up the second month of the year with this list of winter activities and goings-on.

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


1 Maligne Canyon IceWalk

Walk the bottom of a frozen canyon, spy fantastical natural ice sculptures and experience one of Jasper's most fascinating geological wonders in a way that few people get to try. Tours provide crampons and expert guides to ensure safety.

inversion at marmot basin

2 Skiing

With barely any lift lines and an efficient, flowy layout to the entire hill and operations, skiing at Marmot Basin is a dream. Catch air or just panoramic views at this award-winning ski resort. Advanced skiers will be extra stoked about the newly opened Knob Quad Chair, which gives easy access to The Cirque, the resort's newest opened expert terrain.

Marmot Family Pass

3 Go on a family weekend getaway

If having the whole family cooped up in the house for an entire long weekend doesn't sound like your ideal Family Day, we don't blame you. There are plenty of outdoor kid-friendly activities for households who want to make the most of family day, and Jasper has some of the best outdoors around. Running from February 17-19th, the Family Day long weekend presents an opportunity to break out of the routine and make memories with the beloved members of your household. Get ideas here.


4 Sightseeing Tour

There are lots of landmarks around the national park that have been photographed extensively in summer. But what all these shutterbugs don't realize is that in winter, these iconic spots take on a whole new persona. Take a tour or explore on your own to places like Athabasca Falls, Maligne Lake, Pyramid Island, Maligne Canyon and more.


5 Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival

Mountains, cabins and beer. The ultimate weekend. Get ready for a beer festival experience unlike any other. Hosted at the world-renowned Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, the Jasper Beer and Spirits Festival is in a class of its own. Think of it as part beer/spirit festival, part intriguing story-time seminars, and part wilderness adventure. February 9-11.