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Jasper’s Hottest Winter Festival is Back for 2015!

January 1st, 2015

Submitted by Tourism Jasper

A sure-fire way to kick off the New Year, the Jasper in January Festival is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s festivities. From January 16 – February 1, Jasper in January invites locals and visitors alike to bundle up and embrace winter in true Rocky Mountain style. Festival-goers can experience a range of events and activities including winter sports, live music, wine tastings, food contests, expert workshops, dog-sledding, fireworks, a winter ice bar, and more.

Revel in signature festival favourites like Arts onIce, which is held at the Sawridge Inn and will feature a locally-curated art exhibit, martini bar, and hors d’oeuvres. Those seeking family fun can head to Pyramid Lake on January 17th for Winterstruck, an event designed for all to enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog-sledding, kids programs and bannock-making. The second weekend is just as eventful with the ATCOStreet Party, where Jasper’s downtown core turns into a celebratory display of street performers, live music, flashlight art, a Walk of Lights and incredible firework show.

New Year’s resolutions are certainly not the focus during Jasper in January, as the festival features multiple food-focused events embraced by locals and visitors alike. Wine in Winter is a food and wine event that promotes everyone coming together to sample a vast array of wines from around the world. The Hopscotch and Wines evening is another yearly favourite, with guests tasting some of the world's finest artisan beers, spirits, and wines from over 25 different vendors, all matched with exquisite appetizers. The culinary excitement continues with Foodapalooza, a restaurant-hopping event in downtown Jasper featuring unique small plates and beverage pairings. Not to be forgotten is the much-loved Chili Cook Off put on by Mountain Park Lodges – one of Jasper’s greatest parties!

Beyond the Festival’s set events, adventure-seekers can take the opportunity to explore Jasper’s stunning winter playground with activities like downhill skiing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, ice climbing, tobogganing, fat-biking, and snowshoeing just to name a few.

Jasper in January has the best of Canadian winter covered and is an ideal way to embrace the season for fun-seekers of all ages. Be sure to keep checking back for event updates and detailed information on, and don’t forget to look for our hashtag #MyJasper.

Tourism Jasper is the destination marketing organization for Jasper, Alberta. Jasper is that breath of fresh cool mountain air, crisp and invigorating, yet reassuringly calm. A self-described little town in a big park, this historic settlement strikes a fine balance between conservation and development, ecology and economics. In its untamed heart, it’s a gateway to adventure within the largest and most northerly Canadian rocky mountain national park, part of a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more information, please visit

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