Located in the scenic Rocky Mountain town of Jasper, Alberta, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives is dedicated to collect, preserve – and make available for research and exhibition – documents and artefacts that illustrate the human history of Jasper National Park and the Yellowhead Corridor.
With hundreds of kilometres of mountain bike trails and plenty of road-riding options, Jasper can be explored on bicycle. But whether you’re a newbie or an experienced cyclist, you may want to brush up on your skills before you journey out on a particularly challenging trail. Next door to the Jasper Fitness and Aquatic Centre you’ll find Jasper’s skatepark, an outdoor facility open to skateboards, in-line skates, and BMX bikes. Here you can practice new maneuvers and fine-tune your skills before your next adventure.
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.
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.
Ride the trails surrounding the Jasper Park Lodge. Try a 1.25-hour beginner to intermediate trail ride that takes you through old growth forest and along the shores of Lake Annette. Another choice is the 2-hour trail ride for those with some experience. Riders explore the Athabasca valley by ascending to viewpoints above the golf course.
Celebrate 20 years with Cold Fire Creek Dog sledding! Established in 1998 Cold Fire Creek Dog sledding offers authentic, high quality dogsled adventures to winter enthusiasts of all ages and physicality visiting Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies.Try their Platinum Anniversary “Moonshiners of Whiskey Creek Tour.” Mush 18kms aboard their 2-3 person sleds (drive your own team option) pulled by 6-8 Friendly and Enthusiastic Alaskan Huskies! Marvel at massive snow laden timbers and frozen waterfalls, as you follow along side an icy river. Take a break trail side and enjoy a warm campfire cooked lunch, where you will have time to fuss over your new found furry friends. Check it off your Bucket List! Guarantee you will not be able to wipe the smile off your face!
Blast off with astronomy experts for a dining and stargazing experience at a Jasper SkyTram Star Session. The SkyTram takes you one kilometre closer to the stars where you can view them through powerful telescopes under the darkest skies in the Rockies. Enjoy a guided tour of the solar system; you might even see a meteor or the Northern Lights!
At 11,000 square kilometres, Jasper National Park is the world’s largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve, and the host of the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival. Every October, astronomers of any level can enjoy this natural wonder, and take part in guided stargazing, planetarium experiences and photography workshops. Join the festival, and get lost in the stars.
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 talented chefs.