Visiting Jasper National Park in the Winter

If you are ever ever bored in Edmonton – which is inevitable – then you should zip off to Jasper for the day. Is it a waste of gas? Maybe. But if you do it right, and pack a car load of people (and snacks), then you might end up having a great day. Whether you end of skiing or site-seeing, it’s is up to you, but either way visiting Jasper National Park in the winter is a day well spent.

Jasper Train Station - Jasper National Park in the WinterJasper shops - Jasper National Park in the winter Pyramid Lake Lodge in Jasper National Park in the winter

The shops in the off-season close as early as 4 in the afternoon, so be wary of that if that’s your goal. Although, shopping really isn’t the thing to do in Jasper as it can be in Banff. Stop for a cozy cuppa and snack if you wish; I personally love Cafe Mondo. After you’ve fuelled up from the long drive, it’s time to venture out into the snow.

Skating on a frozen lake in Jasper National Park in the Winter; Pyramid Lake, AlbertaPyramid Lake, Alberta in the Winter Cozy winter style in Canada

Pyramid Lake is magical in all seasons, but winter is the only time that you can walk on water (or ice). While it’s a great place to canoe in the summer, bring snowshoes or skis in winter. You can always make use of the ice for skating or curling, too! Fancy a bit more romance? Take a ride on the horse-drawn sleigh.

Walking into the snow on a snowy lake in Alberta

Standing on a frozen lake in Jasper National Park in the Winter. Pyramid Lake, Alberta wearing a cozy winter coat.

wooden curling rocks in the snowCanadian curling outdoors on a lakehorse-drawn sleigh in the snow

Before you head home in the dark, grab a bite at Jasper Brewing Co. The food is delicious and the beer is local. They have a sister pub in Banff, too.

Jasper Brewing Co.naan bread sandwich in Jasper Brewing Co.yummy burger in Jasper and Canadian beerDelicious Canadian burger in Jasper

Jasper National Park in the winter, or whenever you visit, is best enjoyed outside in good company.

Walking Across Frozen Lake - Jasper National Park in the WinterFamily photo - jumping in the snow

Looking through legs family photo - Jasper National Park in the Winter

Girls throwing snow in the winter wearing cozy snow outfits

Shop my “Jasper National Park in the winter” outfit:

Hat (similar), coat (no longer available – similar here and here), scarf (from Scotland – similar here), best-butt Levi jeans, and comfiest winter hiking boots on sale.

Tying my shoe in the snow; Canadian winter outfit

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