Looking for a great winter staycation. Why not visit Jasper in all its snowy glory?
I visited Jasper on the long weekend in September for the first time in many years and was blown away by the beautiful drive up the Icefields Parkway. It must be that much more beautiul now with the snow on the mountains.
Think about downhill skiing at the Marmot Ski Resort, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice skating on a frozen lake, winter hiking and even dog sledding. There's lots to see and do, including Maligne Canyon, beautiful in summer and winter.
To find out about visiting Jasper in the winter, visit Calgary Public Library and check out some of our great guidebook.
Frommer's British Columibia and the Canadian Rockies is also available as an eBook.
We also have a DVD, Jasper National Park: 360 Degrees of Inspiration which has beautiful footage of the park, its people and its spectacular landscapes.
The Maligne Canyon ice walk offers a chance to see frozen waterfalls and fanciful ice formations. The Jasper tourism site lists the tour companies which will guide you through this frozen wonderland.
Jasper in January is the annual winter festival, taking place from January 14 - 30, 2011. There are many fun activities, including the Annual Polar Bear Dip at Lake Edith.
Jasper, a winter paradise!!