There’s a buzz on the ski hills, spreading outwards to other outdoor live venues and festivals as we break into spring in Western Canada.

Vernon Wild West Winter Carnival Ice sculpture

Let these cool winter events cure your cabin fever, as you embrace sub-zero temperatures and don your coziest thermal underthings to gather outdoors in relative safety.

Fall is definitely upon us. The snow is falling as fast as the leaves and kids are madly going about making costumes to wear under their winter coats.


Celebrating Jasper's distinction as the largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve in the world, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival has themed events and activities in and around Jasper.

Jasper in January

Being chilly is just a state of mind. You won’t even notice the thermometer reading while you’re having a blast at Jasper in January.

Once again, I’m rifling through drawers and closets in search of misplaced mittens, sweaters and toques. In the background, a weather report calls for 20 to 30 centimetres.

For many of us, Christmas comes and goes in a blur — but for skiers and winter-loving folk in Alberta, Jasper in January is a festive time that keeps on giving.

JASPER, AB – When you’re “winterstruck”, you’re in love with every frosty delight that comes with western Canada’s longest season.

JASPER, AB - Organizers of Jasper in January are forecasting an avalanche of family fun and 100 per cent chance of swirling activity when the winter festival blows in next week.

The second annual Dark Sky Festival had taken over the lawn of the Jasper Information Centre and turned it into a ‘Space Cadet Fair' - a day of sky-themed entertainment and educational activities,