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 artifacts that illustrate the human history of Jasper National Park and the Yellowhead Corridor.
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.
The Habitat for the Arts is designed for exploration, engagement and experiences in all things art. Traveling and discovering what makes us human always leads to visual storytellers…whether its a painter capturing the landscape on canvas or a potter creating from raw elements…we always come away with a greater sense of who we are. Without these ‘stories’ and ‘storytellers’ we would be void of culture. You are invited to join in the many music, art, theatre or film nights offered at the Habitat.
Travel on the renowned Rocky Mountaineer and drive along the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world.
The resort of Jasper is a little hidden gem resort, and unlike most ski destinations, winter is the quiet period in this year round mountain town. That means wide open ski hills, no lift queues, and you really feel like you are part of the mountain community.
7 Nights accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge including return flights from London. Car hire can be added.
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.
Providing memorable sightseeing, activity and transportation services. From daily sightseeing excursions, to group tours, to airport shuttles, to coach touring and conference services, our staff of vacation planners specialize in making your time in the mountains unforgettable.
Experience the wonders of the Maligne Canyon from the ground up. Your guide will lead you safely along the frozen canyon floor through its maze of fascinating ice sculptures. Explore the entrance to a cave system, ice caves, fossils and towering frozen waterfalls stretching over 30m up the canyon walls. Our tread enhancing cleats and warm winter boots will help you stay warm and feel secure while walking on the ice.
Join us for another rare house style concert at the Habitat for the Arts. A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton's Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over a decade touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers". He's currently touring with his acoustic trio the Second Chances (Bramwell Park on banjo, mandolin, guitar and harmony vocals, and Melissa Walker on upright bass and harmonies)
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)
Join us in our grand celebration of the 30th anniversary of Christmas In November!For the past 29 years, Christmas in November has been the most anticipated event of the year at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. With a variety of presenters, activities and sessions to attend, this event has surely been one to remember. Join our hosts along with a lineup of celebrity chefs and presenters for an occasion like no other.