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5 Reasons to Celebrate Spring in Jasper
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5 Reasons to Celebrate Spring in Jasper

With longer days, sunny skies and a full list of family-friendly actives, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is exactly where you want to be this spring.

Whether you’re looking to track down the Easter Bunny with your little ones, or indulge in a private moment of relaxation at The Spa, we know how to make sure you have an incredible getaway. So let’s dive into our top five reasons to visit Jasper this spring!

1. Activities for every bunny

The Easter Bunny stands outside the lodge in the sunshine holding baskets of treats.

Over Spring Break and Easter we like to add a little extra excitement for our youngest guests with activities every bunny will enjoy.

ARTS & CRAFTS KITS
Daily | 12PM – 2PM | March 26 – April 4
Get creative and have fun! We’ll provide everything you need to create your very own masterpiece with one of our daily craft kits. Sign up with Concierge by 9pm the night prior to guarantee your kit and then pick up during the above craft hours.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
March 26 – April 4
Jump into your jammies, snuggle up with your family and enjoy a movie on us! From your guest room TV simply order your favourite movie and our team will take care of the charges. One movie per room, per stay.

BUILD A JASPER BUDDY
Daily | 11AM – 7PM | March 26 – April 4
Make your own plush buddy and remember your time at JPL! You can choose to make a husky, penguin, polar bear or unicorn. Each buddy comes with its own souvenir t-shirt and adoption certificate.
$20 Per Buddy | Available in Fitzhugh’s Fine Foods

MEET THE EASTER BUNNY
April 3 & 4 | 1PM – 3PM
The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to JPL to meet the kids! Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this special visit. Reservations are required, please contact Concierge to book your time slot.

HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES
April 3 & 4 | 2PM, 3PM & 4PM (Reservation Required)
Experience the magic of a horse-drawn wagon ride as we clippity-clop our way around the beautiful Lac Beauvert. Please note masks are mandatory on the wagon and you are encouraged to bring blankets and wear extra layers for a comfortable winter ride. Contact Concierge at jpl.concierge@fairmont.com to reserve your spot.
Adults (16+): $30 | Kids (6-2): $15 | 5 and Under: Free

JPL RESORT GUIDE
There’s no need to leave our picturesque Rocky Mountain resort if you don’t want to. Choose from a wide array of activities, inside and out — there’s truly something for everyone. Our JPL Resort Guide is kept up-to-date with our available on-site activities and amenities, so be sure to take a look as your stay approaches. View the JPL Resort Guide

2. An Egg-stra helping of Culinary Experiences

Sunday Brunch with mimosas and a Mountain Caesar with a view of Lac Beauvert

Close family, delicious food and plenty of chocolate – these are the makings of a perfect Easter weekend in Jasper. Executive Chef, Harris Sakalis, and his culinary team have been hard at work crafting an incredible selection of dining options and we can’t wait for you to experience it all.

So start your weekend off with a celebratory flair by having a hand-painted chocolate egg and bottle of champagne waiting for you in your room upon arrival. Then, hop on over to The Great Hall Gastropub for hearty meal from our Easter weekend carving station. Or, for a modern Italian twist, check out our featured Easter dish in Orso Trattoria and join us Sunday morning for Easter Brunch all’Italiana.

3. Pamper yourself with a Spring thaw at the spa

A woman enjoys a spa treatment as a clay is carefully applied to her face.

Experiencing spring in Jasper means witnessing nature awakening from a long winter slumber – as bears return to the valley and white-tailed deer stroll comfortably amongst you and the cabins. It’s glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls waiting to be discovered as they are slowly enriched with minerals and begin reflecting that familiar emerald hue.

These reflections of nature are what underscore every treatment we offer at The Spa. So take some time to relax, rejuvenate and refresh, before the hustle and bustle of summer begins. And if you’re looking for a way to bring that sense of calm home with you, we have a selection of In-Room Spa Kits that will match every mood.

Learn more about The Spa

4. Stargaze the spring skies

A man prepares to look through a large telescope at the stars.

In the astronomy world, spring is known as an opportune time to catch meteor showers, crisp views of the Big Dipper and, if you’re lucky, the International Space Station gliding across the sky. While the Jasper Planetarium offers some helpful tips for catching these sights at home, for a truly immersive experience you’ll want to join one of their Telescope Experience Tours right here at Jasper Park Lodge.

Spend your evening on an interactive tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies and watch the latest 4K ‘instant-replays’ of live views seen through telescopes in Jasper, including views of the Whirlpool Galaxy ‘eating’ a smaller galaxy. You’ll also have a chance to learn about photographing the Northern Lights and Milky Way with your DSLR camera and enjoy an interactive science area where you can make an aurora and get up close with meteorites, a moon and a mars rock.

Book your experience with The Planetarium

5. Sunshine, longer days and goggle tans

A woman stand at the top of a ski hill in the sun.

Breathtaking views, snowcapped peaks and a world-class ski destination that feels like you have it all to yourself. Celebrate the arrival of warmer temperatures by squeezing in those last few turns beneath a bluebird sky at Marmot Basin. Then wear that goggle tan like a badge of honour and join us for après in the Emerald Lounge.

Marmot Basin is beckoning with four mountain faces, incredible glades, stunning views and a 1,675 acres of skiable terrain. And with 91 named ski trails ranging from long, gentle novice runs, to steep, high alpine bowls and chutes, skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will find what they are looking for. Marmot Basin also boasts the longest high-speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, meaning less time waiting in lines and more time spent on the slopes. For advanced skiers and snowboarders, the five runs at Tres Hombres with up to 45 degree slopes are sure to challenge you!

Learn more about Marmot Basin


Ready to book your spring stay? Check out our Spring Offers!

Our friendly and knowledgeable Concierge team would be delighted to assist you in planning your upcoming stay. For further assistance, please contact the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Concierge desk at 780-852-3301 or email: JPL.concierge@fairmont.com.


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