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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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Jasper Solar Observatory (at the Jasper Skytram Lower Station)

Jasper, Alberta
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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 Jasper Skytram. Enhance your Jasper Skytram experience at the Lower Station before or after your ascent, 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. Open June 1 to Sept. 30 daily, weather permitting, from noon - 5p.m.

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Mountain Galleries

Jasper, Alberta

Mountain Galleries' mission is to support and promote living Canadian Artists. Founded in 1992 by artist/filmmaker Wendy Wacko, Mountain Galleries is one of the largest commercial galleries in Western Canada with locations in Banff, Jasper and Whistler. The collection represents major and mid-career artists. The diversity of the collection is part of the gallery's success. Museum quality clay, glass, bronze and stone carvings are featured, as well as a very carefully curated Inuit collection. The gallery also houses original paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, as well as an interesting collection of private edition reproductions that are very reasonably priced.

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Mountain Air

Jasper, Alberta

Mountain Air has been Jasper's favorite boutique for shopping. Offering ladies and menswear in fun and contemporary fashion. Featuring lines: Guess, Miss Me, NYDJ, Parkhurst, Joseph Ribkoff, Mystree, Superdry, Desigual Mjus, Josef Seibel, Kenneth Cole, Stance, and Happy Socks.

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Evenings on the Ice

Evenings are magical at the Columbia Icefield. Experience this first-hand with an exclusive Ice Explorer Glacier tour that includes delicious appetizers on the Athabasca Glacier. Then come inside for dinner at Altitude Restaurant. Available Fridays, June 22 – Sept 21. Reservations required.

Expires: 2018-09-21
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Jasper Raft Tours / Jasper SkyTram Combo

Jasper SkyTram, views of 6 major mountain ranges, glacier fed lakes, and the snow capped peak of Mt. Robson. Jasper Raft Tours, easy rafting / scenic float with National Park-licensed Guide, you relax and enjoy all the spectacular breathtaking scenery. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife.

Expires: 2018-10-06
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Western Highlights

One-way tour from Calgary or Vancouver traveling through dynamic landscapes of Western Canada by coach and rail. This 7 day tour is packed with incredible sights and unique experiences. From glacier fed lakes of the Canadian Rockies to the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley.

Expires: 2018-10-09
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Glacier Adventure

Jasper, Alberta
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Discover the power of nature on the Glacier Adventure – the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. You’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge.

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Tonquin Valley Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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Ride horseback, hike or cross-country ski through the beautiful Tonquin Valley to this backcountry lodge on the shores of Amethyst Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Multi-day trips can be arranged.

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Canadian Skyline Adventures

Jasper, Alberta

We focus on offering exceptional hiking experiences that take clients off the beaten path into the backcountry. Our guides are locals who will teach guests about the natural and human history of the area while helping guests learn the art of travelling in the wild. We keep our groups sizes small, which helps create an intimate experience and lasting memories for our guests.

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Events

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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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Braden Troy Gates in Concert

Jasper, Alberta
2018-05-23 to 2018-05-23 MST

For one day Braden Troy Gates will be in Jasper! Join in an afternoon workshop, for fiddle, and then come back in the evening for a rare house style intimate concert at the art centre.

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Christmas In November

Jasper, Alberta
2018-11-02 to 2018-11-11 MST

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.

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