A winter oasis awaits you! Venture beyond to Jasper National Park this winter and reconnect with nature and adventure.
Ski | Climb | Skate | History | Relax
Jasper National Park is the place to go snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies. Catering to all levels and abilities, our easy to follow trails and routes are a great activity for the whole family. Rentals and guided trips are available, and maps and guidebooks can be found at the Visitor Information Centre.
What's the skinny on fat biking? Well it's a unique and popular winter sport that allows beginner to advanced cyclists to bike on snow covered terrain. With over 12 km of flat packed and dozens more user-packed trails accessible from the Jasper townsite, it’s a great way to explore areas of the park while taking in the fresh, crisp, mountain air.
Attention camping enthusiasts – Jasper National Park is open year round for camping! Just 4 km south of Jasper, Wapiti campground offers electrical hook-ups and heated washrooms. For a more off the beaten path experience, enjoy cross-country skiing right from your campsite at Whirlpool Winter Camp. Equipped with a winterized cook shelter, privy, marked tent pads and a plowed area for RV’s, it’s a great hub for winter campers.
Jasper in January (January 11 – 28, 2018)
Looking for another reason to celebrate after the holidays? Take in the festivities of Jasper in January! Our jolly and knowledgeable Park Interpreter, will be offering free guided-snowshoe hikes throughout the festival.
Snow is what winter in Jasper is all about, and what better way to enjoy it than an exhilarating descent on one of Marmot Basin's alpine ski runs or a tranquil tour on one of Jasper National Park's many groomed cross-country ski trails.
Experience the majesty of Maligne Canyon by walking the ice floor. Witness frozen waterfalls, surreal ice formations and frosted limestone walls. A certified guide and ice cleats and a helmet are recommended when walking inside the canyon.
What could be more Canadian than pond skating? Both Pyramid and Mildred lakes are cleared off each winter and offer free-skating ovals along with rinks for a game of shinny hockey. Once in a while, temperatures drop before the snow falls, leaving many ponds and lakes covered in a thick layer of transparent ice.
Indigenous travelers, fur traders, explorers, early tourists and many people from the past have left their mark on Jasper National Park. Find out more about these early inhabitants' history by visiting the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives, through self-guided interpretive trails or by visiting one of Jasper's national historic sites.
Whether wild or tame, creatures instinctively slow down when the temperature falls. Take advantage of this quiet time in Jasper by slowing yourself down. Relax and enjoy the many restaurants, pubs, shops and spas our quaint mountain town has to offer.