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Travel Alberta: Signature events return to Jasper

Celebrity chefs, music, food/drink and unique gala events returning to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge this year.
 

If you've never been to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, (JPL), the luxury cabin experience in the heart of the Canadian Rockies is an unforgettable treat, to be sure. If you have been, you already know the beauty and grandeur that is on offer through the property's signature events, ones that have been sidelined during the pandemic.

But Hallelujah! these awesome experiences are back. From gorgeous symphonic music under the sun and stars, to culinary extravaganzas, everyone is invited to the 2022-23 season of special celebrations in an amazing, scenic setting. If there's a birthday or anniversary, family gathering, girl's weekend or 'just because' on the horizon, consider taking in one or more of these wonderful events, right in our own backyard at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Here's a look at the lineup.

Symphony Under the Sun, June 28, 2022 Experience the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performing on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert. Amplified by the surrounding Rocky Mountains and shimmering sun as the backdrop, tickets for the concert start from $159 CAD pp. Packages that include dinner and VIP preferred seating are also available.   Bubbles on Beauvert, July 9 and August 13, 2022 Back by popular demand, summer evenings will pop as the JPL team pays homage to the resort’s 100 years of history during Bubbles on Beauvert. The JPL's July 9 event is a Prohibition-era party, paying homage to the decade the lodge first opened its doors. Put on your fringe-dress and bowler hats and celebrate!  August 13 is all about old Hollywood glamour, as the lodge pays tribute to the actors and films that took place in Jasper over the decades. Are you feeling Gatsby-like? Bring your best Hollywood glam look and enjoy the bubbles to this festive evening.

Sparkling wine and cocktails join a selection of chef’s finest culinary creations as guests are entertained with live music and majestic mountain views from Beauvert Plateau. Tickets to either evening are $149 CAD pp.   Symphony Under the Stars, October 14-16, 2022 During Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival, the lodge will host the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for a celestial experience. Starting from $699 CAD per person, this grand weekend package includes two night’s accommodation, Friday evening dinner reception with live jazz music, Saturday night three-course dinner, Symphony Under the Stars live concert, and all gratuities and resort fees. VIP packages are also available with preferred seating and designated concert-side beverage cart and fire pits. It’s memories in the making under a million twinkling stars.   Christmas in November, November 4-13, 2022 A fan favourite, the JPL's most anticipated event, CIN, will return for its 32nd year. Featuring guest chefs Michael Allemeir, Susar Lee, Anna & Michael Olson, Corbin Tomaszeski and Vikram Vij, this festive culinary experience starts from $1,499 CAD pp. This all-out extravaganza offers three nights of accommodations, daily breakfast, lunches and dinners and more. There's a Christmas Welcome Dinner Reception, Gala Dinner featuring live entertainment, a Farewell Brunch, interactive Christmas-themed seminars and tastings, and a special Christmas in November welcome amenity. Gratuities and resort fees are included. VIP packages are available and the lodge’s Signature Cabin Collection may be booked for groups. 

If you only ever get to CIN once, do make the trek for this very special event. In past years, attendees have enjoyed seminars/workshops making Christmas wreaths or centrepieces, and a private 'kitchen party' with Anna and Michael Olson. There are wonderful memories to be made here, and though every year is unique, visitors come time and again to kick start their festive season with family and friends.   Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival, February 10-12, 2023 A selection of North America’s craft breweries and distilleries gather for a weekend designed with the beer and spirit enthusiast in mind. Guests will enjoy cooking classes, seminars and tastings featuring craft beer and local spirits – plus, an exciting option to add on a Super Bowl Sunday viewing party package. Starting from $649 CAD pp, this festival includes two night’s accommodation, two Grand Tasting Dinners, meals throughout the weekend, interactive seminars and tastings, a Jasper Beerfest welcome amenity, and all gratuities and resort fees.   The PJ Party, March 10-12, 2023 Grab your ladies and your best pajamas and head to the mountains for endless dance parties, cocktail receptions, interactive classes and a Gala Dinner with Kaitlyn Bristowe, (of The Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars fame). Packages starting from $799 CAD pp. Fun guaranteed!   Devour! Food Film Festival, March 31-April 2, 2023 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s most sophisticated culinary event returns to pair independent films with culinary expertise from some of Canada’s most creative chefs. Guest chefs and wineries join with the culinary team at the lodge to serve up a legendary two-day food and wine extravaganza that features a Signature Cabin Crawl, Chili Smack Down Competition, Bubbles Brunch, and a highlight five-course Gala Dinner, where curated short films are perfectly paired with each chef’s creation and fine wines. Packages start from $789 CAD per person.   All events can be booked online at www.jasper-park-lodge.com.