Chili Cook Off Results

An event­ful evening at the Activ­i­ty Cen­tre with the local culi­nary skills and cos­tumes. Moun­tain Park Lodges has been host­ing this event for over twen­ty years and is it’s always a great event to take in Jasper in Jan­u­ary. This year did not dis­ap­point, Explore Jasper even entered the event with the raft­ing crew from Jasper Raft­ing Adven­tures.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge — Peo­ples Choice Award

The chili was made fresh at the venue and was out­vot­ed by one to the Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge’ chili from the peo­ples choice award!

Jasper Tourism
Jasper Tourism — Tak­ing in Num­ber 1 by the judges
Earls In The Rockies
Earls In The Rockies- Tak­ing in Num­ber 2 by the judges
Explore Jasper
Explore Jasper- Tak­ing in Num­ber 3 by the judges
Coco's Cafe
Coco’s Cafe  — Cos­tume awards
Jasper Events Management
Jasper Events Man­age­ment — Cos­tume awards
AFCA — Cos­tume awards

More of the­se pho­tos can be reached at: FB


Jasper & Hin­ton


Brief his­to­ry of the library

The Jasper Munic­i­pal Library occu­pies a build­ing, which was con­struct­ed in 1926 as the Jasper Sub/District Head­quar­ters of the Roy­al Cana­di­an Mount­ed Police. The library locat­ed to this build­ing in 1975 when the RCMP moved to a new larg­er and more mod­ern build­ing. The library has done exten­sive ren­o­va­tion to the inte­ri­or of the build­ing, but has tried to main­tain the charm and quaint­ness of the orig­i­nal build­ing.

Main Entrance
Main Entrance


Library mem­ber­ship costs $15 per per­son. Senior cit­i­zens and chil­dren up to the age of 18 years whose main res­i­dence is Jasper receive free mem­ber­ships.

Loan Peri­ods and Over­dues

The loan peri­od is three weeks, exclud­ing movies and peri­od­i­cals which are loaned one week. Fines accrue at 10 cents per day to a max­i­mum of $5 for print mate­ri­als and $1 per day to a max­i­mum of $10 for movies.

Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram

The Jasper Munic­i­pal Library is a Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram (CAP) site. The Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram is a gov­ern­ment of Canada ini­tia­tive, admin­is­tered by Indus­try Canada that aims to provide Cana­di­ans with afford­able pub­lic access to the Inter­net and skills they need to use it effec­tive­ly.

Municipal Civic Forum
Munic­i­pal Civic Forum

Library Pro­grams

Children’s Sto­ry time — runs Octo­ber through May.
Sat­ur­day at 1:30 pm

Please check with the library for infor­ma­tion on children’s French sto­ry time and Par­ent Link preschool sto­ry time.

Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram — July & August

Shut-in Ser­vice — For those unable to vis­it the library.

Inter­net tuto­ri­als — Avail­able by request. Ask staff for details.

Childrens Section
Chil­drens Sec­tion
Childrens Section
Chil­drens Sec­tion
upstairs section
upstairs sec­tion

Inter­net Access and Equip­ment

We have a total of six com­put­ers for inter­net.
Library mem­bers receive up to thir­ty min­utes free Inter­net access, or one hour of Wire­less access dai­ly (sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty). Non mem­bers are charged $2.50 for thir­ty min­utes for inter­net access with our com­put­ers or $2.50 for one hour of wire­less use. (price might vary as of writ­ing)

The library also has one ded­i­cat­ed word proces­sor, a B&W laser print­er, col­or laser print­er, a scan­ner, DVD and cd burn­ers.

Oth­er equip­ment avail­able: a pho­to­copier, fax machine small lam­i­na­tor and a slide pro­jec­tor.

Internet Access
Inter­net Access
Comfortable reading area
Com­fort­able read­ing area

Online Library Cat­a­logue

The Jasper Library belongs to a con­sor­tium of four region­al library sys­tems with approx­i­mate­ly 1.5 mil­lion titles in a cen­tral data­base. Patrons use this site to place orders for titles and to check and renew titles they have out. Our staff will be hap­py to show you how to use this web­site.

Online Data­bas­es

The Jasper Library has access to thou­sands of mag­a­zine arti­cles and
ref­er­ence data­bas­es. Please ask staff for help in access­ing the­se.


The Alber­ta Library

Mem­bers of the Jasper Library may use their library card to bor­row books from any of the par­tic­i­pat­ing pub­lic and aca­d­e­mic libraries in Alber­ta online or in per­son.

Ask a ques­tion”

The Jasper Library par­tic­i­pates in this online ref­er­ence source, a
col­lab­o­ra­tive ref­er­ence site by Alberta’s Librar­i­ans to provide patrons answers to any ques­tion asked.


Jasper Munic­i­pal Library
Box 1170
Jasper, AB
T0E 1E0
Phone (780) 852‑3652
Fax (780) 852‑5841


In Jasper, we have a local theatre (Chaba) for our movie events, it has two screens. They have prices that is worth the family outing anytime. The Jasper Film Club usually run in the winter times on Thursdays. A locally ran club that brings in independent films.

Do not forget about the High School and their plays. If you are lucky to be in the area at a play/showing, I highly recommend a visit.

School Play
School Play Cast

Art Jasper now located in the Library, they also have some displays there worth a visit.

Jasper Arts
Jasper Arts


Marmot Basin In The Deep Freeze

It is Sat­ur­day and the deep freeze is going to be over accord­ing to var­i­ous weath­er chan­nels. Still it was about –19C at Mar­mot Bas­in this morn­ing, but it did not stop the beau­ti­ful sky that hap­pens most­ly in Decem­ber ear­ly in the morn­ing.

Magic Carpet - Marmot Basin
Mag­ic Car­pet — Mar­mot Bas­in
Sunrise over Kerkeslin Mountain
Sun­rise over Kerkeslin Moun­tain — Explore Jasper

And it did not stop the Jasper Freeride Club and the Jasper Ski Team from train­ing. Some indoor warm ups was well received by the ath­letes.

Jasper Freeride training on the ladders - Explore Jasper
Jasper Freeride train­ing on the lad­ders — Explore Jasper
Jasper Ski Team training - Marmot Basin
Jasper Ski Team train­ing — Mar­mot Bas­in

The cat is seen in the day­light as Mar­mot Bas­in pre­pares the ter­rain park. Not sure when they will be ready for open­ing, but defin­te­ly ready for next week­end.

Cat pushing snow for the terrain park - Marmot Basin
Cat push­ing snow for the ter­rain park — Mar­mot Bas­in
A Pine Marten paused to check what I was doing - Explore Jasper
A Pine Marten paused to check what I was doing — Explore Jasper


As a local, here's my spin...