Banff Jasper Collection

Wild and beautiful Jasper National Park is a protected wonderland boasting jaw-dropping and photo-ready backdrops. It's majestic, inspiring and romantic.

Picture sky-scraping peaks, dramatic canyons, cascading waterfalls and impossibly blue lakes. A charming town centre, flourishing alpine-inspired culinary scene and diverse array of accommodation choices complement its natural beauty and elevate Jasper to a world-class wedding destination.

To help plan your Canadian Rockies nuptials, here are five tips from our team of events specialists for hosting a picture-perfect mountain wedding.

1. Start with the Season: When is the best time to get married in Jasper?

Jasper’s natural beauty stuns in every season — choosing a date for your big day will simply depend on your wedding vision. Winter transforms the park into a whimsical snow-draped Canadian playground, complete with ice skating, skiing and snowshoeing. The town also tends to be quieter, which can help keep wedding costs down.

A bride and groom pose in the winter with a mountain behind them.

A spring wedding in Jasper offers a unique sampling of both summer and winter at once, as the valley bursts to life in a kaleidoscope of colour. Summer is the pinnacle season for weddings and, like winter, the adventure opportunities are vast and varied. Outdoor ceremonies are also a lovely possibility during the warmer months.

In fall, the park’s vibrant foliage and soft golden light are the biggest draw. Autumn’s shorter days also afford magical stargazing opportunities in the world’s largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve.

2. Start Now: How far in advance should I book a wedding in Jasper?

Given Jasper National Park’s natural beauty and four-season appeal, wedding venues are typically reserved between a year and a year-and-a-half in advance. The most popular days for weddings include any Saturday in the summer and holiday weekends at any time of year.

3. Location, location: Where can I get married in Jasper?

There are infinite wedding-perfect settings in vast Jasper National Park. Whether you’re planning an intimate dream day for two or wish to celebrate surrounded by friends and family, you’ll find a host of venues to suit your style and budget. Popular ceremony sites like Pyramid Island and the Athabasca Day Use area at the Jasper Airfield are managed by Parks Canada and should be booked well in advance.

The event coordinators at the Forest Park Hotel are experts at pairing stunning park ceremonies with elegant resort receptions for up to 240 guests, as well as more intimate gatherings for up to 50 guests. If you’d prefer a swoon-worthy outdoor hotel setting, Pyramid Lake Lodge, located just a few minutes from downtown Jasper, is spectacular. Specializing in bespoke weddings, the picturesque property is a short distance to the Pyramid Island Ceremony area and offers an elegant reception space for up to 60 people.

A wedding ceremony in front of a large lake below tree-covered mountains.

Love the idea of a lakeside celebration? Consider hosting your big day at the Maligne Lake Historic Chalet. Available mid-June through September, this 60-guest space is surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks on the shores of one of the Canadian Rockies’ most iconic alpine lakes. Plus, the option to add-on a private cruise to Spirit Island elevates the venue to even greater heights.

4. Fueling Up: Where can I hold our rehearsal dinner?

Terra in The Crimson hotel offers a true-to-place menu of Jasper-inspired dishes and cocktails, plus plenty of room to prepare and mingle ahead of your wedding day. The restaurant’s edge-of-downtown location also makes gathering a breeze, regardless of the time of year.

Dishes from Terra as seen from above on a table.

Another fantastic rehearsal dinner space can be found just up the road from the townsite at Aalto. Overlooking the water from Pyramid Lake Lodge, this recently refreshed space offers an inventive seafood-focused menu, combining the inspiration of its neighbouring lake with mountain-fresh ingredients and flavours.

5. Get Active: What can I plan as a group adventure activity?

If your wedding date falls between late May and early October, the Maligne Lake Cruise is fabulous. Try to book early, as the waters are calmest in the mornings. Plus, the quieter surroundings increase your odds of spotting wildlife along the shoreline. Or, surprise your guests with a private evening cruise, complete with appetizers, B.C. wine and local craft beer.

Two people walk on a boardwalk near a small peninsula.

Another popular excursion that highlights top warm weather attractions is Brewster Sightseeing’s Explore Jasper tour. Planning a winter wedding? Bring the group on a guided ice walk that explores the frozen waterfalls found in Maligne Canyon. Guests of Pyramid Lake Lodge can enjoy easy access to year-round adventure activities directly on-property. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and horse-drawn sleigh rides can be organized in winter, and kayak, paddle board and mountain bike rentals are available throughout the summer.

Pursuit’s event specialists are skilled at managing every element of wedding planning — from arranging flowers, photographers and ceremony sites, to recommending Jasper’s top restaurants, spas and activities. To learn more about our Jasper wedding collection, please reach out to the team here.

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