Winter in Jasper #3 – Jasper Town

Jasper, Alberta in Jasper National Park is a small town nestled in a valley between the mountains near the West boundary of the province of Alberta. The population in the 1970s hovered around 3,000 and today is still only about 4,664. The population swells during both summer tourist and winter skiing seasons.

Every January, they host Jasper in January near the end of January, with special pricing on room rates and at the ski hill. Every Christmas, they decorate to make the season special for their residents and guests. The early years.

These shots are from early April 2019 (not truly winter, but still ski season).

Jasper is the perfect little mountain town with just enough amenities to satisfy all.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

21 thoughts on “Winter in Jasper #3 – Jasper Town

    1. They really are. They do snow sculpting contests every January for their Jasper in January festival. Somehow appropriate timing for the post as this is just coming up. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  1. When I was preparing my Best of Canada, I was looking for a picture of Jasper. I realized that I didn’t photograph much of this town, probably more attracted to everything around it. I’m glad for you that you took more time.

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  2. We will see Jasper again in October! Got our place booked at Patricia Lake so thanks for the info about that lovely place. Pyramid Lake (the site of our original stay 40 years ago) is now out of our price range!

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    1. Excellent. Hope you have a fabulous stay. Yes, we have stayed at Pyramid several times, but the only time we can afford it is on Hallowe’en Eve through the AMA discount. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  3. I’ve always enjoyed towns that put on some sort of winter festival or special winter event. It’s a great way to get people outdoors during the winter months, myself included. I wonder what these winter festivals will look like next year in a (hopefully) post-COVID-19 world.

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    1. Canada is a winter country, so we may as well embrace it. Love the winter festivals in Alberta. Edmonton is Festival City and Covid has shredded that. Will b so glad when some sense of normal comes back. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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