Canada Day in Jasper


We respectfully acknowledge that Jasper National Park and the Municipality of Jasper are on Treaty 6 and 8 Territories as well as Métis Region 4. This land is the traditional territory, meeting ground, gathering place, travelling route and home for the Danezaa (Beaver), Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Secwépemc (Shuswap), Stoney Nakoda and Métis.

Canada Day in Jasper celebrates being ‘WILD & FREE’ this July 1st, 2023.

This year’s theme embraces the wild nature that we live alongside. We want everyone to reconnect with nature, appreciate the treasures that are at our finger tips and pay respect to the mountains, lakes, forests and all that lay before us. Find a friend, a partner, a new aquainteance and explore Jasper National Park, Wild & Free.

Pancake Breakfast

8:30am to 10:30am | Commemoration Park | $5 per person, 5 and under FREE

Jasper’s favourite Canada Day breakfast is hosted by the Municipality of Jasper.

Bring your own plate and cutlery to reduce waste.

Flag Raising

11:00am to 12:00pm | Jasper Royal Canadian Legion | FREE

Rasie the flag, sing the anthem and celebrate with cake!

Join special guests and diginitaries to kick off Canada Day in Jasper ceremoniously.


1:00pm to 2:00pm | Streets of Jasper | FREE

This year’s theme: WILD & FREE

Find your place streetside and watch the floats and groups as they go by.

Find out more below and how you can participate.

Picnic in the Park

3:00pm to 9:00pm | Commemoration Park | FREE

Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs for this one because it’s Picnic in the Park! See out the evening with some of Jasper’s favourite bands and special guests. Bouncy castles and lawn games for the kids, Beer Garden for adults, food vendors and BBQ.

Featuring a lineup of local Jasper talent.

15:00 | Caleb Deneau

15:45 | The Wild Harpist

16:30 | Hannibal Weeks

17:30 | Sons & Daughter

18:30 | Warrior Women & Tasidy Short

19:15 | Marie et Christine

20:00 | The Project

3:00pm to 7:00pm | Jasper Theater Productions presents ‘Party Time’. Multiple shows, limited seating, 7-minutes of ultimate party energy!

3:00pm to 7:00pm | Lawn Games

3:00pm – 8:00pm | Bouncy Castles

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Jasper Fire Department Hose Down

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Picnic in the Park please email

What to Expect...

As a longstanding annual tradition in Jasper, the Canada Day Parade can see 30+ participants ranging from local businesses, organizations and sporting groups and even the odd group of dinosaurs.

The parade begins at 1:00pm following the parade route depicted below. It will begin at the corner of Bonhomme St and Pyrmaid Lake Rd, turning south on to the Connaught Dr. As it passes the downtown core of Jasper, it will loop back onto Patricia Street via Hazel Ave. The final leg and last opportunity to observe the procession will be along Elm Ave.

Street Closures will be in effect between 10:30am and 3:00pm on July 1.

  • No Parking in the downtown area between these times.
  • Seek alternate methods of transport.
  • Streets affected: Pyramid Lake Road, Connaught Drive (Pyramid Lake Road to Hazel Avenue), Hazel Avenue, Patricia Street (Hazel Avenue to Elm Avenue), Elm Avenue.

Some tips to best enjoy the Parade…

  • Get there early, but not too early. We suggest finding your spot from 12pm onwards.
  • Avoid spots such as corners to allow for larger floats to turn safely.
  • Patio season is in effect. Please do not crowd in front of road side patios as space is limited.
  • We all love a sweet treat. Candy can be handed out and not thrown. Please ensure the kids stay safe and do not run out onto the road.


Do you want to be part of the Parade? Registrations are now open for submission.

Now that I have registered, what next?

  • Rally your Parade crew. Encourage as many people as possible to participate with you.
  • Get creating! You have your vision now make it come to life. Head down to the Jasper General Store or 3Sheets to get your crafting supplies.
  • Represent! Be it your culture, ethnicity, history, sporting group, business or organization; we want to see all things that make Jasper the place to be.


Parade Day!

  • All parade entries are expected to arrive at the Parade Marshalling Area along Bonhomme Street outside of the Jasper Activity Centre and forming to the south between 12:00pm and 12:30pm on July 1.
  • Please enter the marshalling area from the south for easier formation.Once you arrive you will be directed by the Parade Marshalling Coordinator to your position in the parade. Be kind, be patient – A lot will be happening in this short period of time.
  • The parade will begin at 1:00pm. 


Some things to remember:

  1. All participants must follow the directions of the Parade Marshalling Coordinator.
  2. For safety reasons, distribution of candy or promotional material must be delivered by hand and not thrown.
  3. Drivers must be appropriately licensed.
  4. A safe vehicle speed must be adhered to.
  5. Do your best to avoid gaps in the parade procession. Don’t drive too fast, remember people want to enjoy your efforts.
  6. Road closures will occur from 10:30am. If you have larger floats including trailers, plan your route effectively as turning points will be limited.




Zumba with Jhay

10:00am to 10:45am | Commemoration Park | FREE

Canada Day Artisan Market

2:00pm to 5:00pm | Robson Park | FREE

Canada Day at the Jasper Legion

12:00pm to Late | Jasper Royal Canadian Legion | FREE

Celebrate Canada Day with the Jasper Legion.

BBQ, Beer garden. Sons & Daughter at 10:00 pm

Downstream Canada Day Party

9:00pm to Late | Downstream Lounge | FREE

Tunes by Furia Tropical, no cover.

$3 drink specials from 9 pm – 11 pm

Canada Day Rooftop Party

10:00pm to 1:00am | Jasper Pizza Place | $20 Admission

Celebrate Canada Day at Jasper Pizza Place’s rooftop patio with DJ Greetings, special drink pricing and stunning views!


We are looking for volunteers to help make Canada Day in Jasper happen. Without you the events can not happen.

Can you help in the following areas?

  • Parade Support and Ambassadors (12:00pm to 3:00pm)
  • Picnic in the Park Vendor/Activation Support (2:00pm to 10:00pm)
  • Beer Garden attendants and servers (Pro-Serve required) (3:00pm to 10:00pm)
If you are able to help out with all or part of any of the above areas, please register your interest below.

Contact Us

Jasper Canada Day Committee

PO Box 8, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0