Jasper in January


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, which goes from Jan. 17 to Feb. 2.

Festival Dates: -
Festival Type: Arts & Culture Food Music Sports
Community: Jasper
Region: Alberta Rockies
Province: Alberta

There are a ton of daily indoor and outdoor free and special events going on around this Alberta mountain town that knows how to throw a party in any season. It’s the perfect chance to try a new winter sport (ice climbing, anyone?), go dogsledding, snowshoeing, stargaze with pro astronomers, or find your new favourite wine. It’s the perfect time to make new friends or just hang out with your old ones doing some cool Canadian things. 

Here are a few of the highlights, so dress warm and put on your best winter game face.

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Jan. 17 - Kickoff party – Head to Cassio’s Trattoria for a night of live music, drink samples and appies. No cover, 18+.

Jan. 17 - Wine in Wilderness – You might want to hire a babysitter for this new for 2020 event. Hosted at the Wilderness Kitchen at Maligne Canyon, gather with locals and friends for an evening of sampling local and international wines. Jasper local Peter Cherniaswsky will set the mood with his music by the cosy, crackling fire. Tickets $59. Free shuttle from town.

Jan. 18-Feb.1 - Festival of Galaxies – Did you know Jasper is a designated Dark Sky Preserve and winter is the prime time for stargazing? Join professional astronomers and see the wonders of the night sky from some of the most powerful telescopes in the Rockies. Check out the select dates and more details here

Jan. 18 - Whiskey, Wine and Hops Festival – Grab your tickets and a few friends for this evening of sipping spirits from around the world, as well as nibbling on yummy tapas. Tickets are $60 and the party is held at the Sawridge Inn Ballroom.

Jasper in January

Jan. 17-19 - Winter Photo Tour #1 – Want to elevate your photo skills? Then sign on for this weekend course that will see the beauty of the Jasper area through the lens of your camera (or phone). Sunrise and sunset photo sessions included.

Jan. 18, 19 - If you’ve ever wanted to try ice climbing on a frozen waterfall, here’s your chance. Ice Climbing 101 is being offered during the festival for 20 per cent off on Jan. 118 and 19. Pros will teach you the ropes, safety, and technique over a six-hour outing. All gear is provided.

Jan. 25 - ATCO Street Party – Put on your favourite long underwear along with your outdoor party outfit and head downtown for this fun community, all ages event. There’s ;ots going on: an outdoor stage with live music, food tents and flame throwing and juggling street performers an ice bar and Marmot Basin hosts a rail jam. It’s all capped off with a dazzling fireworks show.

When You Go

Check out the official Jasper in January website for more details

While you are in Jasper, head to Marmot Basin.. it's literally all yours.

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