Festivals & Events

Mountains, lakes, plus amazing events, Jasper has got it going on!

Upcoming Events

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Jasper Dark Sky Festival

Experience the Cosmos Like Never Before at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival!

Welcome to Jasper, where the night sky unveils its celestial wonders in all their glory. Nestled within the breathtaking Jasper National Park, we proudly present the Jasper Dark Sky Festival – an awe-inspiring celebration of the cosmos that promises to transport you to another realm.

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2023 Events Lineup

October 13-15:

  • "Symphony Under the Stars" blends music and the cosmos.
  • Explore astrophotography at the "Intro to Photography Workshop."
  • Dive into Indigenous culture with the "Indigenous Fireside Chat."
  • Thrilling "Animals of the Night Hike" and "Geocaching/Dark Sky Treasure Hunt."
  • Stargaze with "Planetarium" and "Telescope" experiences

October 20-22:

  • Groove to the "Jay Ingram and the Dark Sky Band Show."
  • Witness the captivating "Drone Light Spectacle."
  • Engage in cosmic knowledge with "An Unusual Journey Through the Stars."
  • Test your wits at "Trivia Night" and meet up at the "Insta Meet-Up."
  • Discover Indigenous culture with "ᐸᐦᑭᓯᒧᐣ pahkisimon."
  • Explore nature during "Bio Blitz."

October 27-29:

  • Experience the grand "Jasper Dark Sky Space Ball."
  • Soar on the "Sunset Helicopter Cruise in the Rockies."
  • Find serenity with "Yoga Under the Stars."
  • Enjoy the "Music of the Night."
  • Immerse in "Planetarium Dark Sky Package" and "Planetarium Dome Theatre Experience."
  • Conclude with "Animals of the Night Hike" and the final "Geocaching/Dark Sky Treasure Hunt."
  • Jasper's Unique Nighttime Wonder:
  • Jasper National Park, a Dark Sky Preserve, offers minimal light pollution for a mesmerizing night sky.

Why Jasper?
One of Canada's 17 Dark Sky Preserves and the second largest in the world, Jasper offers accessible stargazing from town.

Join the Jasper Dark Sky Festival for cosmic revelations. Book your stay at Mount Robson Inn and journey into the cosmos!

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Jasper in January

Jasper in January is one of the best times to visit Jasper National Park - it's beautiful and an endless variety of winter activities are at your fingertips. The schedule is usually full of daily canyon ice walks, pond hockey tournaments, Brewpub Bingo, cinema nights and curling bonspiels. There are several outdoor activities available for the outdoorsy type and plenty of indoor opportunities to celebrate the winter season in beautiful Jasper, Alberta.

Jasper in January offers great daily deals and specials at various Jasper restaurants, activity services and yes, the Mount Robson Inn has special offers available too!

Click here to find more information on the Tourism Jasper events page

Jasper Pride

Jasper Pride Festival

The Jasper Pride Festival has expanded to 10 days to celebrate everything Pride. From parties to skiing to burlesque to outdoor adventures, you'll have endless options for planning an unforgettable weekend.

Jasper Pride is a popular event with over a thousand visitors travelling from around the world to attend a marquee pride event in a spectacular mountain setting.

2023 Jasper Pride Events - stay tuned for updates for 2024

*CONTEST ALERT* Book the Jasper Pride Jaunt package deal at Mount Robson Inn and you'll be automatically entered to win the Jasper Pride Prize pack - a future stay valued at $250!

The MRI hotel package itself is designed for anyone who wants:

  • to save BIG during the pride festival celebrations
  • free parking
  • breakfast included
  • a special pride snack basket waiting for you in your room

Learn more about the Jasper Pride Jaunt package and Jasper Pride Prize Pack. BOOK NOW!

Past Events

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Santa and Jasper the Bear Skate

Visit with Santa and Jasper the Bear, skate the lake and warm up with hot chocolate, apple cider and s’mores.

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Marmot Basin Retro Weekend

Take to the slopes with your favourite decade attire and enjoy 50% off online lift tickets. DJs will be playing through the day to compliment an epic BBQ will take place from 11am-2pm on Saturday. Then don your onesie or bomber windbreaker at the fashion show on May 1 at 12 pm.

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Our Vanishing Glaciers Art Exhibition

The Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives presents an art exhibition all about glaciers, water security, and climate change in Jasper and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

You'll have a chance to view paintings by various artists from mountain galleries and a climate action plan designed by guardians of the ice outlining how you can make a difference.

Glacial artifacts, maps, and the book Our Vanishing Glaciers by Robert William Sandford Available for purchase.

Jasper Vet Fest

Veterans Appreciation Week

The community of Jasper will be hosting the Veteran's Appreciation Event from November 4th to 13th, 2022. With the 100th Anniversary of the Poppy, Remembrance Day, and Veteran's Week, Jasper would like to invite all to our town and Jasper National Park to enjoy events, activities and dining throughout the Town of Jasper. The Veteran Appreciation Event (Vet Fest) is to show our support for our Military Veterans who through their service at home, or overseas, have endured and sacrificed so much for all of us.​

The Mount Robson Inn is proud to join in on the festivities and provide a package deal for this special occasion. Veterans, Military, and Vet Fest attendees can enjoy 15% off of their stay and free breakfast - BOOK NOW.

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Christmas in Jasper

Discover holiday magic with those who matter most this year in Jasper. From ice skating atop frozen lakes to cozy afternoons spent fireside, Jasper’s mountain-town charm pairs perfectly with the Christmas season. Join us this December, and feel the welcoming warmth of Jasper hospitality.

Events to check out: Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Pyramid Lake Activities, Gingerbread Decorating, Kids Christmas Colouring Contest, Santa and Jasper the Bear's Skate, Christmas Photobooth

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Mountain Malanka

The first ever Mountain Malanka is coming to Jasper on Saturday, January 21, 2023. This event is a celebration of Ukrainian culture, food, music, visual arts, crafts and dance. It is anticipated to bring together people of Ukrainian heritage, as well as attract audiences of many diverse cultures.​

Bring your vyshyvanka and jeans for a night of Ukrainian culture, food, music & celebration as everyone rings in the old new year.

Book your stay at Mount Robson Inn - 20% Off Any Available Room Type

We're only a 15 minute walk to the Malanka Venue (1.2km)

Use promo code: Festival2023 to access the 20% reduction on any available room type.

Date: Saturday January 21, 2023

5:00pm cocktails | 6:00pm dinner | 7:30pm performances | 9:00pm dance

Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper, Alberta

$90+taxes/adult (13+) | $60+taxes/youth (5-12) | children under 5 free

Click here to purchase tickets online

Performances by: Volya Ukrainian Dancers, Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton and Euphoria Ukrainian Band
Purchase your tickets HERE

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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Jasper Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival

2 weekends bookending Jasper, Beer, Wine and Spirits Week: February 3-5 and February 10-12

Escape the cold winter air and let us 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.

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Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon

Whether your first-ever footrace, family run or searching out an event to kickstart the season, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Festival is sure to please! There are a wide variety of events from a family run, 5 km run, 10 km and 21 km run.


GranFondo Jasper

The Gran Fondo Jasper is a cycling event meant to bring every adventure (and fitness) level to the roads of the real Rockies, with four different routes to choose from. The event is the second Gran Fondo in North America to be held completely within a national park.

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Banff Jasper Relay

Breathe in the fresh Rocky Mountain air, explore glacial rivers, lakes forests and more as you participate in this unique relay together with teams of other running enthusiasts.

Sequential runners from each team will pass the baton 15 times to complete a total of 257.7 km. The South Phase (from Lake Louise to the Saskatchewan River Crossing) happens simultaneously with the North Phase (Norman Creek to Jasper) in order to complete the race within daylight hours. Click here for more information on the individual course stages.

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Canada Day Celebrations

The Canada Day celebration in Jasper is always a blast! Several events throughout the day mean dancing in the streets from dawn until dusk!


8:30 am to 10:30 am - Pancake Breakfast

  • $5/person
  • 5 and under are FREE
  • bring your own plate and cutlery to reduce waste
  • Commemoration Park

11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Flag Raising

  • raise the flag, sign the anthem, and celebrate with cake
  • FREE
  • location TBD

1:00 pm - Wild & Free Parade

  • A momentous family event for all ages - make sure you catch the candy!
  • begin finding your spot around 12:00 pm
  • The parade will begin at the corner of Bonhomme St and Pyramid Lake Rd, turning south on to the Connaught Dr. As it passes the downtown core of Jasper, it will loop back onto Patricia Street via Hazel Ave. The final leg and last opportunity to observe the procession will be along Elm Ave.

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Artisan Market

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Picnic in the Park

  • Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs for this one because it’s Picnic in the Park! See out the evening with some of Jasper’s favourite bands and special guests. Bouncy castles and lawn games for the kids, Beer Garden for adults, food vendors and BBQ. Lineup to be announced soon!
  • FREE
  • Commemoration Park

10:00 pm to 1:00 am - Rooftop Party

  • DJ Greetings, special drink pricing and Canada day festivities
  • Jasper Pizza Place
  • $20 Admission - buy tickets online

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Parks Day - Jasper

All across the country Canadians will be celebrating the importance of our parks and historic sites and, in Jasper, the Friends of Jasper National Park will be hosting the party! You won’t want to miss the guided hikes and outdoor activities, fundraising barbecue, interpretive displays, aboriginal drummers and dancers, children’s activities, family entertainment and MORE that will take place throughout the park. The big party will take place on Saturday, July 21 but events will take place all weekend-long!