Icefields Parkway
Upcoming Events

The communities of Banff and Jasper offer visitor experiences year round with special events and festivals that showcase the essence of Canadian Rockies culture. Whether we are celebrating Canada Day in our National Parks, opening days of the ski season, bears coming out of hibernation, art and photography, ice carving competitions or climbing and cycling competitions, we love a great festival and event. At the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper and Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise you will find accommodations paired with such events and festivals.

Jasper in January

January 11, 2018 — January 28, 2018

There's no better time than January for an adventure in Jasper. Ski, snowshoe, and skate during the day and we'll keep you entertained at night with awesome events for the whole family. 

Adventure Week (January 11-14): including Ice Climbing 101, Live Music, Dark Sky Snowshoe, Dogsledding, Sleighrides and Yoga events

Appetites Week (January 18-21) including: Brewery tours, WIne in Winter, Whiskey, Wine & Hops event, 

Arts Week (January 26-18) including: Lole Wellness Weekend, Yoga, Dark Sky Snowshoe, Pond Hockey Tournament and much more. 

For more information, visit:
https://www.jasper.travel/january/

Ice Magic Festival

January 18, 2018 — January 28, 2018

Hosted by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, this 34-hour competition is the most anticipated spectacle of the Festival. The competition sees twenty four internationally recognized professional ice carvers work in teams of two to sculpt a towering one-of-a-kind works of art from imposing blocks of solid ice on the shores of Lake Louise. With each ice block weighing a daunting 300 lbs, this exceptional art form involves grueling physical labour in a delicate balancing act with precision artistry.

The competition takes place at the beginning of this two-week long festival (January 18-20, 2018), but you can see the completed works, well until they melt!

Tickets

Tickets are required to visit the carving sites during peak visitation on Saturday, January 20 and 27 and Sunday, January 21 and 28 from 10 am - 5:30 pm.

When you book at the Mountaineer Lodge, you get free tickets for all-day access to Ice Magic Festival, VIP shuttle access from Samson Mall, steps from the Mountaineer, to Chateau Lake Louise and return.

For more information, visit:
https://mountaineerlodge.com/visit-lake-louise/events-festivals/ice-magic-festival

Banff & Lake Louise SnowDays

January 18, 2018 — January 28, 2018

By day, skate on the stunning frozen surface of Lake Louise, watch competitive ice carvers, or spend a day skiing or riding on the slopes of one of the nearby ski resorts. By night, join the festivities in town by watching live music, ski and snowboard competitions, or enjoying drinks by the fire. More details and event schedule

For more information, visit:
https://www.banfflakelouise.com/snowdays

Jasper Pride Festival

April 19, 2018 — April 22, 2018

For three days, Jasper comes together to celebrate everything Pride. From parties to skiing to burlesque to outdoor adventures, you'll have endless options for planning an unforgettable weekend.

Jasper Pride is a popular event with over a thousand visitors travelling from around the world to attend a marquee pride event in a spectacular mountain setting.

For more information, visit:
https://www.jasper.travel/events/

Miette Hot Springs Operating Season

May 4, 2018 — October 7, 2018

Miette Hot Springs, located in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, feature the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. The natural hot springs water flows from the mountain at 54°C (129°F), the water is then cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40°C (104°F) as it enters the hot springs pool.  Miette Hot Springs beautiful location and luxurious water makes it one of the top things to do in Jasper National Park and one of Alberta’s best kept secrets. Whether it is the quiet peaceful panorama surrounding the hot springs or the scenic drive along the wild Fiddle valley, Miette Hot Springs is a unique experience that will keep you coming back year after year.

For more information, visit:
http://www.hotsprings.ca/miette-hot-springs

Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival

October 18, 2018 — October 28, 2018

Jasper's Dark Sky invites stargazing adventurers to get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves. As daylight hours begin to recede, October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing celebration aimed at connecting all ages to our universe and beyond.  This free festival has quickly become of the Jasper's signature events. Check Jasper Dark Sky Festival for a full listing of events that are taking place. October is also Dark Sky month in Jasper National Park and there are many great events happening throughout the month. 

For more information, visit:
https://jasperdarksky.travel/