Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts
  • The Athabasca Day Use area is reopening on July 10, 2020 for groups with existing reservations only. Some modifications to existing reservations may be allowed (contact us for more details).
  • Groups with existing reservations must follow Alberta’s provincial restrictions on gatherings in addition to the venue guidelines
  • No new reservations for 2020 are accepted at this time
  • For cancellation of 2020 events, please email
    • Full refunds will be issued even if cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to your event
    • Refunds may take several weeks to be processed
  • Reservations for 2021 have been postponed to a later date (to be determined)

Visit the Jasper National Park COVID-19 page for updates on park services and sites.

Situated off of Highway 16 and tucked along the beautiful Athabasca River, the newly upgraded Athabasca Day Use area is the perfect venue for: wedding ceremonies and receptions, company gatherings as well as family reunions and barbeques.

To picture yourself and your group at this spectacular event location, take a look through our photo album.

Venue details

Location and parking

The Athabasca Day Use area is located 12km east of the Jasper townsite on Highway 16, adjacent to the Jasper Airstrip. Upon entering the site, you will notice a private gated entry point. Once you enter the gate and continue along the gravel road towards the Athabasca River (600m), there is a parking lot on the left hand side that will accommodate up to 40 vehicle. Beyond that amount a shuttle bus or alternate arrangements are required.


  • Wedding arbour with bench seating for 120 people
  • 15 picnic tables
  • Cook shelter with woodstove
  • Riverside benches
  • Large group firepit and firewood supply
  • 3 outhouses
  • Potable water during the summer season

Group size

Maximum number of people for this site is 150 people.

Time slots and fees

NEW for 2021 reservations: Non-refundable administration fee ($13.50)

Reservations for 2021 have been postponed

There are 3 available time slots to accommodate multiple events and ceremonies on the same day.

  • Morning: 11 am to 2 pm ($200)
  • Afternoon: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm ($200)
  • Evening: 6 pm to midnight ($200)

Note: you may book multiple slots if available. For evening bookings, you have until 10:30 am the next day to tear down your site, however you must pack up all food related items before vacating the area at midnight.

General information

  • This is a day use only area (no overnight stay or camping).
  • Events on site are to conclude by midnight with booking period ending at 10:30 am the following morning to allow for post-event clean up.
  • If serving or selling alcohol, users must first obtain a liquor license through any of the local liquor stores. 
  • All users on site require a valid National Parks Pass.
  • There is no electricity on site. Users that require power need to bring their own power supply (i.e. generator, batteries, etc.).


Reservations for 2021 have been postponed

For additional questions or to book this venue, please contact:

Athabasca Day Use Area