Local Attractions & Events in Jasper, AB
When you stay at the Jasper Inn, you will be within minutes of local attractions, wildlife viewing, outdoor activities and major tourist attractions. There are so many places to visit and things to do in Jasper.
If you have a passion for running, cycling and sports, make sure you visit when the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon, Gran Fondo, and the Banff Jasper Relay are on. A visit to the lake is always a great idea for families and Jasper is home to many stunning ones. Medicine Lake, Patricia Lake, Lakes Edith and Annette, Pyramid Lake, and Lac Beauvert some of the top choices to visit when you’re here.
If you are an art enthusiast, check out the Jasper Library and Cultural Centre , or Mountain Galleries at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Some festivals and events to enjoy throughout the year include Jasper Winter Pride Festival, Jasper Dark Sky Festival, Christmas in November, Jasper in January, Parks Day and the Aloha Cup.
Maligne Adventures was founded in 2000 as Overlander Trekking & Tours with a focus on exploring the natural surroundings of Jasper National Park on hiking trails. As we’ve evolved to Jaspers’ adventure specialists we’ve added guided fishing, and wildlife tours to our selection of guided hikes and backpacking trips. Having this variety of adventures ensures we have a trip for anyone seeking a fun, safe, and educational excursion on their vacation in the Canadian Rockies. We welcome you to join us on an adventure you won’t forget in Jasper National Park.
Ski Marmot Basin is an internationally acclaimed snowboard and ski spot with acres of terrain for all skill levels to enjoy. There is a lounge, day care, ski school, restaurants, shops, rentals and bus transportation at this attraction.
How sweet is it to be able to skate on an outdoor lake or pond?! We have so many options in our natural playground to skate laps or play a little hockey scrimmage in the fresh mountain air. Mildred Lake at Jasper Park Lodge and Pyramid Lake to name just a few. Bring your own skates or rent some locally and make memories with family & friends.
Our expansive National Park offers numerous X Country ski trails for every level of Skier. Stick close to town and make a few laps at Whistler Campground, shoot the pipeline tube to the West or drive about 45 minutes to iconic Maligne Lake with breathtaking views. Whatever you decide you will not be disappointed by the lovely tracked trails maintained by Parks Canada. Rental options are also available in town. Visit: https://pureoutdoors.ca/
Jasper National Park is a mecca for Ice Climbers. Whether you’re an experienced ‘Leader’ or this thrilling activity is on your bucket list, the options are plentiful in our beautiful winter playground. Frozen Maligne Canyon, Tangle Falls or The Edge of the World offer spectacular ice experiences for adventurers of all ages. Visit: https://rockaboo.ca/
These stunning falls are approximately a 30-minute drive south of Jasper on Highway 93 in Jasper National Park. Enjoy a short self-interpretive walk and travel over the largest waterfall in the Park on the upper Athabasca River.
Start your visit to Jasper with an unforgettable ride on the Jasper SkyTram, the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada. This sky-high trip, perfect for the whole family, offers a panoramic view of mountain ranges, numerous lakes, glacial-fed rivers and the town of Jasper. Plan on an early morning or evening visit for the best light to take pictures and avoid crowds. Jasper SkyTram operates from late March to the end of October.
Discover the power of nature on the Glacier Adventure—the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Here, you’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge.
Generally ideal from late April to late October, Jasper National Park has some of the best walks and hikes to be found begin at or near Jasper Town site. There are over 1,000 kilometres of well-maintained trails that exist in the Park.
Known as the hottest natural hot springs in the Canadian Rockies, Miette Hot Springs is just 55 kilometres east and south of Jasper on Highway 16 towards Edmonton. There are towel rentals, swim suits, a snack bar and a restaurant. It’s a great place for an outing with the family!
Take a winding, scenic alpine road to Mount Edith Cavell lookout point. Enjoy an easy walk to high altitudes along the short interpretive path to the foot of the Angel Glacier hike. It’s a great way to exercise and see some natural beauty along the way.
We offer canoe trips on Jasper’s most scenic lakes and multi day rafting adventures on the mighty Snake Indian River. Wild Current’s goal is to share some of Jasper National Park’s most amazing places by offering memorable and safe backcountry experiences that combine historical and traditional means of travel and exploration. All trips are tailored to meet guests’ personal needs.
Referred to as one of the most scenic highways in the world, The Icefields Parkway is the most direct route to Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary. Pack up the car and head out for an exciting adventure with friends and family.