For traveling families seeking all things outdoor adventure and heart-pounding activities — with an epic view — Jasper, Canada, is your destination. From skiing and snowboarding to ice climbing, glacier hikes and snowshoeing, Jasper has it all.
Head out on a group or private ice climbing tour, scaling one of Jasper National Park’s frozen waterfalls. Grab a pitch, strap in and pick and climb to the top. Choose from beginner and experienced levels for the best option for your family and head out with an experienced guide.
Snowshoeing is an exhilarating stretch of the legs and a killer workout. Head out on a Walks & Talks tour, hitting the snow, road and anything in between. Opt for a snowshoeing trip with Sun Dog Tours December–March, learning about the local ecology, history and geology of Jasper National Park.
Take a hiking and ice walking tour through Maligne Canyon experiencing towers of frozen ice and fossils. Explore ice caves, frozen waterfalls, deep canyons and unspoiled nature along a guided tour. Enjoy quality time with the family while getting a workout and nature lesson.
Ski and snowboard families would be remiss to travel to Jasper and not get out on the slopes. Head to Marmot Basin for a cross-country ski tour through backcountry and secluded wilderness, or head out on the Canadian Rocky Mountain slopes of Jasper National Park. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience surrounded by natural beauty, breathtaking vistas and incredible ski and snowboarding runs down the world-famous mountainside.
Sleigh rides aren’t just for jolly old Saint Nicholas. Take to the open snow with a team of bell-clad horses riding along Pyramid Lake. Sit back under a warm blanket taking in the scenery on the 40-minute ride. Kids of any age enjoy the ride and its timeless charm.
Want to go a bit faster? Try a dogsledding tour through the Alpine Valley by day with Sun Dog, or climb more than 1,000 vertical feet with Cold Fire Creek dogsledding tours. Each excursion offers different experiences, from introductory lessons and information about the dogs to hands-on rides up Small River Valley for an overnight cabin stay. The kids will love the up-close experience with the dogs and incredible experience with the whole family.