What Happens in Jasper
- Jasper in January
- Each January the town of Jasper presents a festival entitled Jasper in January. It's a fun filled time with lots of family activities. There are skating parties, fireworks, a RCMP race, tea at the top of the ski hill for Seniors, the Mountain to Valley Relay Race in which all can enter, a waiter/waitress challenge and many others. One of the highlights is the annual chili bake-off and dance. Connossieurs of Texas red chili will enjoy this event. Some of the hottest chili know to human mankind will be available. There is a Snowball Dance, a parade, and a special spaghetti supper and pie contest. The Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation holds it's annual Ski-a-Thon during this month, usually on the grounds of the Jasper Park Lodge. There's lots of activities for young and old alike in which to participate. Marmot Basin offers discounted ski passes throughout Jasper in January.
- Jasper-Banff Relay Race - Chasquis Race
The summer of 2000 was the last year for the Jasper-Banff Relay race.
- On the first Saturday in June, teams of five to seventeen runners each will gather in Jasper, Alberta, Canada to start a challenging footrace through the Canadian Rockies. This renowned endurance event is run beside the Jasper/Banff highway and takes place continuously over a 24 hour period. The race covers 285.9 km (177.6 miles) of mountain terrain and carries on through the night and into the dawn. The teams must maintain a maximum of a 5 minute/km pace and there are 17 stages ranging from 14 km to 20.3 km (8.4 - 12.7 miles), each differing in complexity and terrain. Teams may consist of all men, all women or mixed. As a sponsoring town, Jasper has one automatic team entry. The mixed team is made up of 17 resident Jasper runners - the top 12 men and the top 5 women - based on the results of the Totem Spring Runoff. As more teams apply than can be accommodated, there is a draw to determine which teams will participate. Currently the cap is set at 120 team entries. Teams from as far away as Japan participate in this yearly event which takes place the first weekend in June.
- Canada Day
- Golf Tournaments
- Jasper Folk Festival
- The Jasper Heritage Folk Festival looks forward to welcoming you at Centennial Park in Jasper. The superb setting of a World Heritage site offers an unparalleled backdrop to enjoy an extravaganza of folk music including roots, blues/jazz, bluegrass, country, women's, traditional, contemporary and ethnic music. An extensive children's program, beer gardens, crafts and ethnic food fairs are available. Of special interest is a native village and a community awareness area. See some of the best recording and variety artists from across Canada and the world. The Jasper Folk Festival takes place every second year during the first week in August and is two days long.
- Jasper Indoor Rodeo
- This is a CPRA sanctioned rodeo with bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, and ladies barrel racing. For locals there is a packhorse race. There is a country and western dance and beer garden on Friday and Saturday night. Held annually the third weekend in August in the Activity Centre Arena.
- Marmot Challenge
- Mountain to Valley Challenge - See Jasper in January
- Root Romp
- Spring Run Off
- The Totem Ski Shop Spring Runoff is a 10 km race around Lake Edith and onto trails #4 and #7. It begins and ends at the Lake Annette picnic shelter. Held on Mother's Day, it is an open race requiring only that people be reasonably fit to enter. There are prizes for Men's Open, Women's Open, Junior, and Masters over 40 categories. Enter at the Totem Ski Shop. Participants for the Jasper-Banff Relay team, The Jasper Bears, are determined from the results of this race.
- Terry Fox Run
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