November 1, 2023 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!

Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives

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, anyone interested in Indigenous culture should experience the Fireside Chat with Warrior Women.


2 Shopping at Moonlight Madness

Black Friday gets a lot of the buzz this month, but keep your eyes peeled for moonlight madness deals around the same time in Jasper. 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.


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.

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4 Marmot Basin opening

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice! Marmot Basin ski resort's reopening for the season is scheduled for Nov 9. 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. Marmot Basin is also a part of the Mountain Collective Pass, which includes a group of 25 dream destinations.

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. From November 2–12, 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.

  • Nov 9 - Women's Veteran's Appreciation Coffee and Cocktails
  • Most nights during the festival - Bottoms Up! at Ursidae. Two dollars from each Bourbon flight will go to Wounded Warrior Canada
  • Nov 11 - General Remembrance Day Ceremony