Top Ten Jasper Winter Activities
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Jasper is full of breathtaking cross-country skiing adventures. Trails take you through scores of beautiful valleys, past stunning lakes and mountain scenery. Recommended ski trails include: Whistlers Campground, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls-Whirlpool Valley and The Pyramid Bench.
DOGSLEDDING As dogsledding tours are not permitted in the Park, tours depart from Valemount (120 kilometres from Jasper). Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding, www.dogsleddinginjasper.com.
ICE FISHING Fishing in winter? Believe it or not, winter fishing is popular in cold climates. Fishing is about more than just catching dinner, it's about enjoying the serenity of wild places in winter.
ICE SKATING Located beside the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Lake Mildred is considered the hub of ice skating during the winter. The lake surface typically features two cleared rinks in addition to a large oval track. Pyramid Lake is also a popular spot.
MALIGNE CANYON ICE WALK Follow interpretive guides down this frozen fantasy world with Maligne Adventures and Sun Dog Tours.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Explore the ski hill with the highest base elevation in Canada, at 1,698 metres (5.570 feet)! www.skimarmot.com
SNOWSHOEING Marshy or glade areas, like those found on the Pyramid Bench, are the best places to snowshoe. Why not try a Snowshoe Tour with a knowledgeable guide and learn about the area as you explore the mountain wilderness? Sun Dog Tours
TOBOGGANING Rent a toboggan at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and hit the gentle slopes of Lac Beauvert. Locals toboggan on the hill in Centennial Park on Maligne Avenue.
TAKE A TOUR Various tours that are well worth checking out, including: a Jasper Wildlife Tour, a Half-Day Train Tour, Dogsledding, Snowshoeing, and even West Edmonton Mall. Maligne Adventures and Sun Dog Tours.
WILDLIFE VIEWING & NATURE WATCHING Though the bears may be asleep, there is still pleanty of wildlife activity in the Park in the winter. Viewing spots include: The Maligne Lake Road, Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and along the Icefields Parkway.