November 1, 2021 in ,

What to do in Jasper in November

Sabrina Doyle
2 minute read
Written by Sabrina Doyle

Celebrate winter's approach and make November the best it can be with a mountain escape. Get cozy in a cabin, get first line down a ski run at Marmot Basin, and score some great shopping deals during this underrated month.

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

1 Arts & Culture

When the weather is changeable, it's the perfect time to lean into some cultural experiences. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives has a wide and fascinating introduction to the region. Meanwhile, art lovers will adore the fine works at Mountain Galleries, and anyone interested in Indigenous culture should experience the Fireside Chat with Warrior Women.

2 Shopping at Moonlight Madness

Whether you're looking for the perfect souvenir or just need to pick up an item you forgot to pack, Jasper's various retailers can help you find what you need. Stocking everything from rugged garb fit for backcountry adventures to fashionable Rocky Mountain attire to top-of-the-line ski gear, get ready to venture in style. And there's no better to shop than the annual November sale weekend, Moonlight Madness.

3 Cozy cabins

As the self-proclaimed Cabin Capital of Canada, Jasper has tons of cabins to rent, but most of them aren’t open through the winter. But four properties (Bear Hill Lodge, Pocahontas Cabins, Overlander Mountain Lodge, and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge) pair heritage aesthetic and cozy luxury year-round. Book now for the winter season.

4 Marmot Basin opening

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice! Marmot Basin ski resort's reopening for the season is scheduled for Nov 19. To save all season long, buy an Escape card to save 50% off regular price Adult, Senior, Student and Youth lift tickets every day, all season, with no blackout dates. Additional benefits include saving up to 20% off Marmot Basin products and saving 30-50% at partner ski areas across AB, SK and BC.

5 Veterans Appreciation Event

Every November 11, the community of Jasper (and the rest of the country) remembers the sacrifices made by veterans in service to their country. This year, our small mountain town is expanding this special period of remembrance. For the first two weeks of November, from the first to the fifteenth, Jasper is inviting veterans, their families, and everyone else to take part in the Veterans Appreciation Event. Created to show support for our military veterans, Vet Fest will include events, activities, and dining throughout town, with many deals and discounts.