Jasper in Winter – 12 Stunning Photos

There’s a special kind of magic to be found in the pristine stillness that permeates the largest and wildest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain parks in winter.  Snow-covered mountain peaks, frozen waterfalls and lightly dusted forests make Jasper National Park a winter wonderland if ever there was one. The landscape begs to be explored and photographed. Here are twelve of our favorite photos of Jasper in winter.   

Related: Check out our post about the Best Kept Secrets in the Canadian Rockies.

Active Pursuits

An image of a cross-country skier in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada - Jasper in Winter - 12 Stunning Photographs
 There are plenty of wonderful cross-country ski trails to discover in Jasper in winter. Photo by GREG OLSEN

It’s fun to venture out on the extensive trail system in Jasper. From snowshoeing to cross-country skiing to fat biking, there are trails for every ability and interest. 

An image of Marmot Basin Ski Resort in Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Jasper in winter - 12 stunning photographs
Marmot Basin Ski Resort has unparalleled skiing and boarding. Photo by GREG OLSEN

Here are the stats on Jasper’s ski resort: Marmot Basin has 91 named runs on four mountain faces with 3,000 vertical feet of drop. The area has a lift capacity of close to 12,000 skiers per hour on seven lifts, but it never seems to reach capacity. There’s lots of light airy powder for everyone. 

An image of a man holding a little girl in his arms on a snowy Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada - Jasper in Winter - Stunning Photos
Pyramid Lake is a great place to go for a walk or even go ice skating. Photo by GREG OLSEN
An image of two horses pulling a sleigh at Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada - Winter in Jasper - Stunning Photos
You can also enjoy a traditional sleigh ride at Pyramid Lake. Photo by GREG OLSEN
An image of the heated outdoor pool at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in winter  - Jasper in winter - stunning photos
The heated outdoor pool at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is delightful in winter when the steam rises high. Photo by GREG OLSEN

Wildlife in Jasper in Winter

An image of a bull elk in Jasper National Park in winter - Jasper in Winter - Stunning Photographs
A big bull elk brushes aside the snow to access the sweet grass underneath. Photo by GREG OLSEN
An image of a coyote in Jasper National Park in winter in Alberta, Canada- Jasper in winter - stunning photos
A coyote scampers through the deep snow in Jasper in winter. Photo by GREG OLSEN
An image of a moose in the snow in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada - Jasper in winter - stunning photos
We spotted this moose on Maligne Lake road. Photo by GREG OLSEN

Scenery in Jasper in Winter

Jasper National Park is one of the largest and wildest of Canada’s national parks and it is particularly beautiful when it’s blanketed in fluffy snow.  

An image of a woman taking a photograph of Maligne Lake with snow on the ground, but the lake unfrozen. Jasper in winter - stunning photos
Maligne Lake is gorgeous year-round, but particularly so just after the first snows have fallen. Photo by DEBBIE OLSEN
An image of Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada with stars in the sky. Jasper in winter - stunning photos
Jasper is the second largest dark sky preserve in the world. Photo by GREG OLSEN
An image of Maligne Lake in early winter before the lake has frozen and with snow on the ground. Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada  - Jasper in Winter - stunning photos
Maligne Lake should not be missed if you’re visiting shortly after the first snowfall. Photo by GREG OLSEN

Info About Visiting Jasper in Winter

For more information about visiting Jasper, visit the official tourism information website. 

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