Festivals & Events

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

Jasper in January

Jasper in January is one of the best times to visit Jasper National Park. The January festival is chalked full of daily canyon ice walks, wildlife tours and snowshoe hikes for the outdoorsy type – live music for the soulful and plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes up at Marmot Basin.

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.

Jasper Beer & Barley Summit

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.

Jasper NordicFest

Check out the Family Fun-Ski on Saturday. It’s a FREE event, sponsored by the Mount Robson Inn. There will be a 2km loop marked out with turnaround points every 500m. Bring the family out for an afternoon of skiing, hot chocolate, bonfire and great interpretative displays by Parks Canada.

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.

Jasper Pride Festival

For three days, Jasper comes together 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.

Miette Hot Springs Operating Season

Miette Hot Springs, located in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, feature the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. The natural hot springs water flows from the mountain at 54°C (129°F), the water is then cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40°C (104°F) as it enters the hot springs pool. Miette Hot Springs beautiful location and luxurious water makes it one of the top things to do in Jasper National Park and one of Alberta’s best kept secrets. Whether it is the quiet peaceful panorama surrounding the hot springs or the scenic drive along the wild Fiddle valley, Miette Hot Springs is a unique experience that will keep you coming back year after year.

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.

Canada Day Celebrations

The Canada Day celebration in Jasper begins with a pancake breakfast at Centennial Park. Several events, such as the parade, BBQ, live music, and kids’ activities are planned throughout the day. Cap off the day with a fireworks display in the evening.

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!

Jasper Dark Sky Festival

Jasper National Park has been deemed as the World’s Largest Dark Sky Preserve (accessible) and this year we celebrate in a big way! Already boasting an astronomy all-star lineup, the fifth annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival will see Col. Chris Hadfield, Canada’s first astronaut to walk in space, host an event on Friday, October 23rd.

Be sure to check out the Mount Robson Inn’s Dark Sky Festival Special Rate including breakfast and late checkout – a 15% savings.