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Jasper National Park has thousands of square kilometres of practically untouched alpine wilderness. It’s glorious if you’re into wildlife, exploring mountains, and other spectacular kinds of stuff.
In 1948, Canadian artist James Simpkins created the character of Jasper the Bear to recognize the importance of environmental stewardship and cartoons about Jasper became a regular feature in Maclean’s magazine. In 1962, the character was officially adopted by Jasper National Park and a statue was erected at the townsite. These days, you’ll find the original statue at the top of the Skytram and a replica north of the Jasper Information Centre on Connaught Drive.
The grandeur of Jasper does more than simply take your breath away: It inspires you to slow your pace, to breathe deeply, to reflect on the amazing artistry of nature. This reflection underscores every treatment and experience offered at The Spa at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Their spa experiences allow guests to participate in nature’s gifts in the heart of Jasper National Park. They offer customized treatments to help you recover from long days on the golf course or the mountain trails. Whichever treatments you choose, The Spa at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ensures an experience unlike any other—one that gives you the time and space you need to breathe, dream and reflect on the natural abundance that surrounds you.AwardsConde Naste: Rated as the number 4 resort spa in Canada Spas of America: #13 of Top 100 Spas of 2017Spas of America: #3 of Top Spas in Canada of 2017Spas of America: #1 of Top Spas in Alberta of 2017
Stanley Thompson, Canada's master golf course architect, designed this 18-hole course with elevated tee boxes, wide fairways that carve through thick forest, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas. It has received 4.5 Stars from Golf Digest, the Gold Tee award from Meetings and Incentive Magazine seven years in a row, and the Successful Meetings Magazine Pinnacle Award six years running. In addition to being recognized annually among the best public courses in Canada, SCOREGolf Magazine rated it as the Number One Public course in Canada for 2013.
Alpine Village Resort is the ideal Canadian Rocky Mountain accommodation - just what you would expect to find while visiting Jasper National Park. It is ideally situated in a forested setting across from the sparkling Athabasca River with panoramic views of Mt Edith Cavell and Mt Tekarra. A variety of cabin styles are available to choose from, including the new Whistler One Bedroom Cabins built in 2018, the custom-designed Deluxe and Executive cabins, Family cabins or Heritage-style cabins, most featuring fireplaces, kitchens and outdoor sitting areas. Alpine Village Resort is close to the many attractions, hiking trails and outdoor activities in the area. Let the friendly staff of Alpine Village be your guide to assist you in planning your stay while visiting gorgeous Jasper National Park.
Conveniently located in the town of Jasper, Lobstick Lodge invites you to experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting. With spaciously oversized accommodations, expert service, and numerous activities right outside our door, Lobstick Lodge is an ideal setting for your next family, group or individual vacation adventure complete with 3 outdoor hot tubs, and a heated indoor pool.
Nestled right in downtown Jasper, the Filia Inn is one of Jasper's best kept secrets. Enjoy majestic mountain views in peaceful surroundings. They are within walking distance from restaurants, shops and the Jasper train station. They also feature a breathtaking second story patio with one of the best views in town.
A romantic getaway at this Jasper Rocky Mountain escape promises to steal your heart. Cozy accommodations, delectable dining experiences and the indulgence of Reflections, our new Fairmont Spa offer the perfect chance reconnect with your loved one.
Jasper Ski for Free Package includes nightly accommodation for two, ski lift tickets for Marmot Basin and transportation to and from the ski hill.
Explore the Canadian Rockies by rail in the winter. Take in the views and enjoy gourmet meals as you enjoy the privacy of your very own cabin on board the VIA Rail train. Spend your time in Jasper and Banff, enjoying one of the many activities this package offers.
Located in crystal clear Patricia Lake, Jasper Dive Adventures offers a unique underwater experience for visitors to the park. Their certified PADI Scuba Dive Instructor offers certification from the Open Water level up to the Rescue Diver level. Already certified? Take a guided tour to the WWII wreck in Patricia Lake, code named Project Habbakuk!
Go beyond nature's edge and immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring interpretive experience in one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Explore the immense powers of glaciology from a fully-accessible,cliff-edge walkway that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 280 m (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley. From ice-capped mountain peaks to vast glacier-formed valleys, the Columbia Icefield Skywalk is your front-row seat to nature's most grand performance.
Maligne Lake Boat Tours introduce you to the azure-blue waters and majestic scenery of Maligne Lake. You can take the 90-minute cruise to Spirit Island, named the “Best Boat Tour in Canada” by Reader’s Digest, or specialty cruises like the Through the Lens cruise for photographers. Guided fishing tours are also available, along with canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails, afternoon tea at the historic Maligne Lake Chalet, and dining at The View restaurant. View the webcam.1166
Escape the cold winter air and fill your mugs with some of the best locally crafted beer. There is no better way to kick off your Super Bowl weekend than becoming a beer expert in one of Canada’s largest National Parks. Spend the weekend enjoying luxurious accommodations at JPL, beer seminars & activities, unrivaled views, exceptional service and beer, all while dining on delectable cuisine paired perfectly with craft beers from across North America. The Grand Tasting Evening event happens Friday and Saturday evening and will feature a different line up of tantalizing craft beers and spirits to sample, as well as succulent foods prepared by the amazing chefs at JPL. Tickets available.
The PJ Party girls' event is back for another amazing year of ladies-only fun. Bring your favourite pajamas and your best friends for a weekend filled with dance parties, cocktails, fabulous food, fun classes, and most importantly, some much deserved 'me-time' with the girls. This is one Jasper getaway that you will not want to miss.