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At the heart of the snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Jasper National Park, Jasper has the feel of a frontier town. It's compact enough to walk around easily, but large enough to offer an excellent selection of restaurants, bars, shops and activities. Thanks to the area’s extensive trail system, you can snowshoe, fat bike and cross-country ski around a large part of the town and surrounding areas.

Jasper is a designated Dark Sky Preserve, so is a great place to step out at night and admire the stars, wrapped up warm with a hot chocolate in hand. Visiting Jasper in winter, you often feel like this winter playground is reserved just for you. We recommend walking through the frozen waterfalls of Maligne Canyon and ice skating on Pyramid Lake.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Jasper

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Jasper, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Ideas for experiencing Jasper

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Jasper, and which use the best local guides.

    • Maligne Canyon frozen waterfall

      Maligne Canyon ice walk

      Jasper

      Explore the frozen creek bed and ancient rock formations of Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park, looking out for ice climbers and ending up alongside the meandering Maligne River.

    • Ice climbing in Jasper National Park

      Frozen waterfall ice climbing experience

      Jasper

      Learn how to safely navigate yourself up a frozen waterfall, using ice axes and crampons, experiencing one of the most exhilarating Canadian winter activities.

    • Snowshoeing in Jasper National Park

      Snowshoe tour of Jasper’s alpine wilderness

      Jasper

      Follow your local guide through the pristine landscapes of Jasper National Park, hiking through deep snow with snowshoes on your boots, keeping an eye out for animal tracks.

    • Food tour of downtown Jasper

      Food tour of downtown Jasper

      Jasper

      Satisfy your love of good food and drink on this culinary tour of downtown Jasper, enjoying carefully selected dishes and wine pairings at four local restaurants.