Jasper in January is one of those festivals where your kids are going to be able to try dogsledding, try cabane a sucre for the first time and bundle up to experience an old fashioned sleigh ride. It’s some of the best of what Jasper has to offer through the winter months, and a great reason to get out of town.
Winterstruck (January 16)
Join Jasper National Park staff for a fun-filled day at Pyramid Lake! Jump on a dogsled from Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding, enjoy a good old fashioned sleigh ride from Jasper Park Riding Stables and other awesome activities such as ice skating, fire starting, bannock bake, winter bocce, and Aboriginal crafts in a teepee. For the dogsledding, adults are $20, children are $10.
Atco Street Party (January 30)
Head down to Patricia Street between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for a variety of fun! Enjoy authentic aboriginal drumming, practise your animal forensic investigation skills, challenge yourself with some GPS fun and meet Parka the Parks Canada mascot. There will be a rail jam, festival of lights, fireworks and more!
Learn How to Carve a Bear (Older children)
Head to Mountain Galleries at Jasper Park Lodge and join Allan Waidman as you learn how to carve a bear out of stone. Allan is a self taught artist that is highly respected in the Jasper area and beyond. He continues to evolve that talent, refine his work and generously share his knowledge.
Try Cabane a Sucre
Join the Association Canadienne-Française de l’Alberta for tire sur la neige (maple taffy) during Winterfest. You can get one stick for $3, or two for $5. Remember to bring cash, as there are no ATM machines on site.
Looking for a place to stay while in Jasper? Check out our experience at Bear Hill Lodge.