Nestled in the middle of the real Rockies, Jasper is a rugged town of 5,000 people, and a hidden gem where anyone can be true to oneself. Plenty of LGBTQA friendly businesses and accommodations, locals that treat you like family, an inspiring art and food scene, and an adventure for all levels are what awaits those willing to venture beyond the big city scene.
Jasper’s got no shortage of hot spots to check out when you’re in the mood for your fave adult beverage. Wine and unique cocktails are on the menu at places like Evil Dave’s Grill and if beer is more of your speed, it doesn’t get much fresher than the house-made offerings from Jasper Brewing Co.
A night on the town in Jasper is a little different than anywhere else. Dance to a DJ at the Atha-b or check out a live show like a local at many restaurants hotels and even the legion (trust us on this one!)
Curl up in for an afternoon in a cozy café or grab a morning java jolt to rev you up for adventure. Not sure where to start? Look for rainbows on the doors of The Bear’s Paw, Snowdome Coffee, and Coco’s Café, to name just a few.
From a romantic snowshoe for two through a snowy aspen forest in the winter to a thrilling rafting trip with your favourite people in the summer, your perfect adventure awaits.
What started as a grassroots movement seven years ago has since made Jasper known for its legendary community spirit, welcoming atmosphere, and for being home to the Canadian Rockies’ only LGBTQA-themed winter Pride Festival.
Each spring, visitors are invited to celebrate during the Jasper Pride Festival in a community that is known for welcoming everyone with arms wide open. Revelers enjoy LGBTQA-themed entertainment and activities, but also to get out and experience the natural winter wonders that make Jasper one of Canada’s premier Rocky Mountain destinations.
With no shortage of majestic mountain peaks, crisp glacial waters and towering alpine forests, it’s no surprise that Jasper National Park is where many couple dream of saying “I do”. Romance is always in season in the real Rockies and you really can’t ask for a more picturesque backdrop for your special day. If you and your one true love are considering saying your vows in Jasper, here are a couple of things to consider:
Parks Canada has a variety of gorgeous day-use areas throughout the park that make postcard perfect venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Athabasca Day Use area has a permanent wedding arbour and bench seating for up to 120 people. Pyramid Island is perfect for small parties of about 50, the Whirlpool Group Camping site is rich with rustic charm, and Maligne Lookout’s log gazebo is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Be sure to contact Parks Canada for booking times, fees, and necessary permits when applicable.
If you’re looking for some on-the-ground help to plan your big day, Jasper has a couple of local options that can help make your wedding fantasy a reality. From the venue to activities, the team at Jasper Event Management specializes in bring your wedding vision to life in a ways that is seamless, special, and stress-free. Some hotel properties such as Mountain Park Lodges and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge also have on-site wedding specialists that work with you to arrange every detail of your dream day so that you can focus on making memories instead of plans.
Whether you decide to bring all of the details together on your own or you get a little bit of help to make everything just right, Jasper is the perfect place to make your wedding dreams come true.