1. Drink at Jasper Brewing Co. 

As Canada’s first national park-based brewery, Jasper Brewing Co. has been going strong since 2005. Book a tour of the facilities and then order a sampler of six miniature brews like old-timer The 6060 Stout and local favourite Blackeye Blueberry Vanilla Ale. Peckish? Try the Millionaire Steak or the Cast Iron Pan Nachos.


2. Visit the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives 

From explorer David Thompson’s musket balls (recovered at Jasper’s Athabasca Pass) to ancient arrowheads and spear points, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives houses thousands of historic artifacts. 


3. Eat at Evil Dave’s Grill 

Evil Dave’s Grill has a wicked theme with dishes like Vicious Hippies deep-fried cauliflower bites and Crazy Noodles chow mein. Try a personal sized coconut cream pie for dessert. 


4. Go Stargazing at the Jasper Planetarium

Cast your eyes to the sky at Jasper Planetarium, located inside the Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites. Click here for updated tour and safety details. View stars, planets and galaxies inside the 50-seat inflatable dome theatre (currently booking at half-capacity), then head outside to look through the largest telescope in the Rockies. 


5. Shop at Bombshell Boutique 

At Bombshell Boutique, you’ll find budget-friendly Canadian clothing labels like Gentle Fawn and Three Stones, as well as locally made jewelry like Aravinda Designs’ raw quartz necklaces.


This article was originally published in August 2016 and has since been updated.