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Jasper Canadian Rockies

Jasper wants to know: how’s it going? Can they get you anything? How was the trip here? This easy-going alpine town has locals that treat you like long-lost pals and always has something amazing and outdoorsy to do. ● Provisions: Jasper’s got brewpubs, cafés and restaurants that serve up local game like bison, so you just know it’ll make the perfect basecamp for whatever you get up to in Jasper National Park. ● Ski bums: Marmot Basin ski resort is just a 30-minute drive from town. No-brainer. ● Dreamscape: Make Jasper your starting point for the Icefields Parkway, a flat-out stunner of a Rocky Mountain road trip by car, bike or even on foot.  
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Mountain Wellness Day Spa

Jasper, Alberta
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Mountain Wellness Day Spa offers a wide range of relaxing health and beauty treatments and specialised organic spa products. We will make you feel revitalised, refreshed and renewed. A professional massage, which is the basis of most of our treatments and packages, stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph flow, creating a long-lasting and enjoyable pampered feeling.

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Jasper Planetarium

Jasper, Alberta
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Enter our state-of-the-art 35-seat domed theatre and tour the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve with a live guide – rain-or-shine! PLUS outside, try our “Wild Nights” stargazing experience and get the chance to look through the largest telescope in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We offer daily evening programs, special monthly programs and of course a great array of unique programs related to our Jasper Dark Sky Festival in October.

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Marmot Basin

Jasper, Alberta
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Marmot Basin is located in Jasper National Park, which is the most northerly park in the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. The ski area has the highest base elevation of any major area in Canada. Over 400 cm of natural snow blanket the mountain annually allowing skiing from mid-November to early May. Explore a wide variety of runs, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces spanning 1,675 acres (678 hectares) of skiable terrain. Visitors to Jasper regularly get to see wildlife such as elk, deer, coyotes, Bighorn sheep and others throughout the winter

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Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper is home to Canada’s first commercial rafting company – Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting! We’ve been setting the standard for safety and fun since 1971. Raft the rivers we pioneered and allow us to share the knowledge that comes from playing on the rivers for over 40 years.

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Jasper Rafting Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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Our focus is on creating lasting memories and ensuring that you enjoy your time on the water. Our guides are trained and committed to sharing incredible whitewater rafting experiences with you and your family. The magnificent scenery of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park surrounds you while you raft. Retrace the steps of early explorers, look for wildlife along the riverbanks or simply enjoy the lively whitewater rapids. Our Jasper is your Jasper. Let the adventure begin! A small company that started small and will remain small, we are Jasper's newest whitewater rafting company with the most current gear.

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Glacier Adventure

Jasper, Alberta
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Every corner of the world has its must-see attraction… in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, it’s the Athabasca Glacier. The Glacier Adventure tour uses massive Brewster Ice Explorers specifically designed for glacial travel to take passengers on a remarkable, interpretive excursion up onto the surface of the ancient glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield, the largest of its kind in the Canadian Rockies.

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Events

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Symphony Under The Stars

Jasper, Alberta
2018-10-12 To 2018-10-14 MST

Gather under one of the world’s largest Dark Sky preserves for Jasper’s Symphony Under the Stars. Witness the magic of the outdoor Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Strings, spend two nights in luxurious Fairmont accommodations and dine on delectable cuisine prepared by our talented chefs.

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Jasper, Alberta
2018-08-10 To 2018-08-13 MST

Aug 10 (pre-peak, still lots of meteors possible) Aug 11 (peak) Aug 12 (peak) Often regarded as the BIG annual meteor shower of the year, the Perseids can have up to 60-80 shooting stars visible per-hour (up-to a meteor every 45-seconds or so, on-average) Your experience starts inside The Jasper Planetarium, then, come outside for a 10-minute shuttle ride into Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for an all-weather telescope experience. Here you'll receive a tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies at a special dark sky location, recent Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope, tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way if weather permits and a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes. Includes Q&A with our LIVE astronomy experts Various start-times - Tour begins in our planetarium at Marmot Lodge, 86 Connaught Dr. then shuttle departs for dark sky viewing area - See jasperplanetarium.com for details $89/adult, $29 youth (4-15)

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JASPER SOLAR OBSERVATORY VIEWING (AT THE JASPER SKYTRAM LOWER STATION)

Jasper, Alberta
2018-06-01 To 2018-09-30 MST

Join experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a look at giant flames on the Sun, the planet Venus, and maybe even a view of the Moon…All in a 10-20 minute tour at the base of the mountain.Enhance your Jasper Skytram experience at the Lower Station before or after your flight, where a knowledgeable astronomy expert will show you a variety of different views of giant solar flames 100 times the size of Earth- snaking filaments dozens of Earths long, and much more! You’ll even have the opportunity to take pictures of some of these objects with your phone! Opens June 1st to September 30th daily, weather permitting of course - from 12 noon - 5:00 pm. For more information, or costs,please visit one of their websites.

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