Edition 20: April 2, 2002
In the twentieth issue of the Bed and Breakfast Traveller, we take you to Jasper, Alberta, a four season destination with a lot to offer at any time of the year.
Today, in spite of its highways and railroad, Jasper National Park looks very much like it did when David Thompson, Canada's great fur-trade-era explorer first saw it.
This region has seen many changes in the last two centuries - from sporadic visits by native people to more than 3 million visitors a year.
Jasper offers first-class visitor attractions, activities, facilities and services within magnificently scenic wilderness surroundings of unparalleled beauty. Jasper National Park is Canada's largest Rocky Mountain Park and one of North America's largest natural areas - spanning 10,878 sq. km (4,200 sq. mi.) of awe-inspiring scenic splendor.
Jasper is an internationally recognized four-season destination with so much to see and do to suit everyone's tastes. Whatever spectacular time of year you choose to visit - just be sure you plan to stay awhile. You'll want to have enough time to enjoy Jasper's many exceptional offerings.
JASPER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Jasper Festival of Music & Wine, April 19 - 21, 2002
Jasper will bring music to the mountains. Nationally and Internationally renowned artists will move from the concert halls to the mountain tops to perform in venues around Jasper and at Marmot Basin. The performances will be followed by wine tastings to comlement the music. Call Ski Jasper for more details, 1-800-473-8135 or (780) 852-5247.
Spring Run Off, May 5, 2002
This annual 10 km running race takes participants around trails #4 and #7, ending at the Lake Annette picnic area. Totem Ski Shop is the proud sponsor of this race, contact them for further details: 1-800-363-3078 or (780) 852-3078.
Jasper Children's Festival, May 19, 2002
The Jasper Children's Festival is an annual event open to kids of all ages. The day of fun and games including popular children's entertainers, crafts and games takes place at the Jasper Activity Centre from 11am to 4pm. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family, children under 2 are free.
Canada Day, July 1, 2002
What better place to celebrate the Nation's Birthday than in Canada's Largest Rocky Mountain Park? Special events throughout the day include a pancake breakfast, flag raising, parade, entertainment and games for the kids. The day ends with a fireworks display at Centennial Park.
Photographs and text for this issue courtesy of the Jasper Tourism and Commerce site