This Jasper in January story was produced in partnership with Travel Alberta.

Jasper in January

Jasper in January is a great time and place for a festival! Credit: Jeff Bartlett/Jasper Tourism

The merriment of the holidays may be fading into the past, but things are just starting to heat up in Jasper! The Jasper in January Festival is three weeks of winter fun that showcase the beauty and depth of Jasper’s fascinating past and fantastic present!

Each week of the festival has a theme with unique activities for every age group. If your family can’t find something awesome, I’m sorry to have to tell you, but there is just no hope.

See something listed that isn’t in the week you plan to visit? Many activities are offered several times throughout the month. Be sure to check the schedule of events on the Jasper in January site!

Jasper in January

Learning firestarting with Parks Canada at Winterstruck. Credit: Jeff Bartlett/Tourism Jasper

Adventures January 14-17 is for adventures… Jasper is known around the world for being a spot for all kinds of sports enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Don’t worry if your skills need a little honing, there is still something for you too! From Fire-starting and Bannock-Making, to snowshoe lessons, plus interactive Aboriginal storytelling and learning experiences, there is something to pique the interest of everyone in your family.
Don’t miss: Winterstruck, a day of outdoor family fun with sleigh rides, winter bocce, Aboriginal crafts, skating and more! January 16 at Pyramid Lake.

Appetites There is a huge range of eating opportunities in Jasper and from January 21-24, Jasper in January is all about showing them off! For families there will be a Full Moon Feast and the chance to learn some back country cookery skills. If you have a babysitter, mom and dad might want to check out Hopscotch &Wine or Wine in Winter.
Don’t miss: Food-a-pooloza All weekend long select Jasper restaurants will be offering a $15 entrée so you can get a taste of some delectable eats at a bargain price!

Fireworks to cap off the ATCO Street Party! Credit: Hecktik Travels/Jasper Tourism

Fireworks to cap off the ATCO Street Party! Credit: Hecktik Travels/Jasper Tourism

Arts Art shows and demonstrations, a tipi design workshop and a wildlife camera safari are all part of what’s in store for the final weekend (January 28-31) of Jasper in January. There is a rich tradition of arts and crafting in the Mountain Parks. The third week of the festival is all about showcasing talent and unleashing your artistic inclinations!
Don’t miss: ATCO Street Party on January 30, 2016 to finish off what is sure to be another amazing Jasper in January, Patricia Street is transforming into the ultimate party venue. Street performers, aboriginal drumming, and cool winter activities will be on hand to add to the fun. To cap off the night, join the light parade to Centennial Park for a fireworks spectacular!

If you are looking for a place to stay, there are a bunch of lodging deals available during the festival. The Mountain Park Lodges have a ski and stay deal and  The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is running a “the Longer you Stay, the Less you Pay” promotion; both good for the length of the festival. If you are able to visit during the week, you can take advantage of some great midweek deals from Best Western Jasper Inn and Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre. Travel Alberta is also able to help you find the perfect accommodations.