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Jasper in January

Author: Lauren Graham, Tourism Jasper


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For the 28th year, Jasper in January celebrates the best of winter in the Canadian Rockies. While many people flee for warmer climates as the snow begins to fall, there are some – the true adventurers – who will rush to welcome the snow and ice with open arms.

Jasper in January invites those brave explorers to Jasper, where authentic Canadian winter fun can be had by all. Strap on some snowshoes and explore off the beaten path or hop on a dog sled and venture beyond the limits of a day hike. With three core weekends, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone!


Who said you can’t bike in the winter?! Canada’s first ever Jasper Fat Bike Race & Summit Powered by Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series is coming to town. Join us at the Frosty’s VIP Meet and Greet Lunch on January 12th at Jasper Brewing Co. for a few pints and delicious food! Register for all races or take your pick from the following, between January 12-14th.  

  • Frosty's Cross Country Fat Bike Race
  • Frosty's Dual Slalom Fat Bike Race
  • Frosty's Fat Bike Endurance Race

And don't miss the Fat Bike Summit & Demo.


Some adventurers are equally as happy racing to the snack stand as the ski stand.

After working up an appetite in the crisp January air, hang up your snowshoes, skis or crampons and head downtown to indulge in some local culinary treats. Make sure to check out these not-to-be-missed events.

  • Food-A-Palooza
  • Wine in Winter
  • Hopscotch & Wines
  • Evil Winedowner
  • Mixology 101 


Being surrounded by towering mountains and glistening frozen lakes tends to bring out both the active adventurer and the appreciative artist.

After exploring the 11,000 sq km (4,247 sq mi) of Jasper National Park, spend some time with local artists like Jason Bartziokas and Luuk Wijk at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and  take in some live music from bands like Devon Coyote, Johnny McCuaig Band, and Siiines.


Rejuvenate your body and soul at the Lolë Wellness Weekend with a weekend of yoga, healthy meals, tea, and time with like-minded individuals.

Expert Tips

Don’t forget to pre-order your FREE 2017 Parks Discovery Pass to skip the lines at the park gate. Entrance to all national parks are free in 2017, in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. 

It’s going to be a January to remember, start booking now!

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