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Jasper National Park

Winter 2015 - 2016 Interpretation Programs

Explore more and experience Jasper with a park interpreter.

NEW! Marmot Meadows

New! Marmot Meadows Winter Hub at Whistlers Campground

January 2 – March 27, 2016

Join us at the Marmot Meadows Winter Hub at Whistlers Campground for winter fun, learning and adventure. You can skate, ski or snowshoe on your own then join an Interpreter around the fire for stories while trying your hand at new skills, like making a fire with flint and steel or cooking bannock on a stick.

Every weekend we will offer a Wildlife Camera Safari where you will do a bit of hiking or snowshoeing – depending on the conditions. Along the way you can practice wildlife tracking and learn how trail cameras are helping us better understand the park’s wildlife.

A traditional tipi welcomes you to the meadows and provides the setting for Aboriginal programs and cultural teachings.

Watch for special programs including:

  • Starry Night or Moonlight Snowshoe and campfire
  • Aboriginal Dark Sky programs with stories, drumming and constellations
  • Tipi teachings, Metis stories and activities

Programs and activities will be offered every weekend from January 2 – March 27, 2016. Stop by the visitor Information Centre in town for details.

Christmas Holidays

Winter Wildlife Camera Safari

December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Embrace the winter wonderland of Jasper National Park with our holiday themed programs at Marmot Meadows.

From 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m., we’ll be on-hand to help you practice winter skills and lead a Winter Wildlife Camera Safari.

At 6:00 p.m. join us for warm drinks around a crackling campfire where we will share stories that embrace the night and the season.

Jasper in January

With this year’s themes; Adventure, Appetites and Arts, our Parks Canada Interpreters are ready to give you some new Jasper National Park adventure and cultural winter experiences.

New Jasper National Park cultural winter experiences

Adventure: January 14 - 17, 2016 
Interpretive staff will be offering day and evening programs at Marmot Meadows featuring Aboriginal cultural teachings; Dark Sky programs; Winter Wildlife Camera Safari and guided snowshoe activities. A crackling fire and warm drinks will help take away the winter chill.

Appetites: January 21 - 24, 2016 
This week we will put the spotlight on outdoor cooking – from old-time outfitter style over the open fire to backcountry gourmet prepared on a light portable stove. Learn to cook your own bannock on a stick. Make some S’mores and just enjoy the fire. On Saturday evening book your spot for an Aboriginal full moon feast featuring traditional stew and bannock.

Arts: January 28 - 31, 2016 
At Marmot Meadows we will focus on cool crafts and music around the fire. Make your own mini drum or tipi with real rawhide and canvas. Or bring your camera along on a mini nature photography safari.

Learn to Love Winter

Learn to Love Winter

February 13 - 15, 2016 

Visit Jasper National Park this February and learn to love winter (even if you do already)! Embrace the season and warm up with many activities that we have to offer.

Parks Canada Interpretive staff will be on hand at Marmot Meadows every weekend with programs and a crackling fire with hot drinks to keep you warm. Learn to snowshoe, fat bike, cook bannock, start your own campfire and get tips on outdoor winter fun. In the evening we will help you learn about the night skies, about nocturnal animal adaptations and take you on a guided starry snowshoe walk.

All programming subject to change.
All programs are in English.

Other Learning Experiences

Contact Information

Phone: 780-931-7200

Every once in a while a special opportunity presents itself that’s just too good to pass up. When it does we’ll add an extra program to the schedule and advertise it here.