Festivals & Events
Mountains, lakes, plus amazing events, Jasper has got it going on!
Whether it's a signature festival or one of the many unique local events that showcase our mountain culture, there's always something happening in Jasper to complete your adventure in the real Rockies.
|June 3, 2023|
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.
Banff Jasper Relay
|June 3, 2023|
|Lake Louise to Jasper|
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.
Parks Day - Jasper
|July 15, 2023|
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
|October 13, 2023 - October 22, 2023|
Jasper National Park has been deemed as the World’s Largest Dark Sky Preserve (accessible) and this year we celebrate in a big way! With little light pollution and optimal conditions for dark sky viewing. Jasper was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Be sure to check out the Mount Robson Inn’s Dark Sky Festival Special Rate including breakfast and late checkout – a 15% savings.
Jasper in January
|January 12, 2024 - January 18, 2024|
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
Santa and Jasper the Bear Skate
|December 23, 2021|
|Pyramid Lake Rd. Jasper, AB Canada T0E 1E0|
Visit with Santa and Jasper the Bear, skate the lake and warm up with hot chocolate, apple cider and s’mores.
Marmot Basin Retro Weekend
|April 30, 2022 - May 1, 2022|
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.
Our Vanishing Glaciers Art Exhibition
|on until October 2|
|Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives|
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.
Veterans Appreciation Week
|November 4, 2022 to November 13, 2022|
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.
Christmas in Jasper
|December 2022 and January 2023 dates TBA|
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
|January 21, 2023|
|Jasper Activity Centre | 305 Bonhomme Street, Jasper, AB|
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
Time: 5:00pm cocktails | 6:00pm dinner | 7:30pm performances | 9:00pm dance
Venue: Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper, Alberta
Tickets: $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].
Jasper Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival
|February 3-5 and February 10-12 2023|
|Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge|
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.
Jasper Pride Festival
|April 14, 2023 - April 23, 2023|
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 - April 14-23
*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!
Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon
|April 29, 2023|
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.