Christmas passes quickly, but we’ve got a secret to slowing it down. It’s easy: get out of town. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the carting around from house to house, and family dinner to family dinner. Spend it watching Christmas movies, walking in fresh show and in the mountain air.
In addition to the mountain air, and the slow pace of the holidays, you can explore wonderful, magical places like Jasper Park Lodge’s Santa’s Cabin. Santa’s cabin gives kids the opportunity to explore where Santa is ‘staying’ while he’s at Jasper Park Lodge, and visit with he and Mrs. Clause, completing a small craft when they’re finished. The kids will love walking through the cabin, seeing the decorations and the small touches of Christmas and finally meeting with Santa and Mrs. Clause in the sitting room.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is truly an unforgettable winter holiday experience. So it’s no surprise that it also happens to be Santa’s favourite holiday destination. Get ready for this festive season because Santa and Mrs. Claus are checking in! Their famous Sleigh and Reindeers will be parked at the Main Lodge while they enjoy their stay in the historic Courtview Cabin, anxiously awaiting visitors.
The Santa at the cabin is incredible. He and Mrs. Clause spend so much time speaking with the kids, and letting them ask them questions, take photos and more. They’re a big part of the magic that comes from spending Christmas in the mountains. Santa’s Cabin is located at Jasper Park Lodge, but there are other places that you can stay if you’re spending the holidays in Jasper.
Where to Stay in Jasper During Christmas
- Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper Park Lodge has family packages available from $573 a night with the opportunity to can add on experiences like in-room Christmas trees, and decorations, S’mores under the stars, skating on the lake, tobogganing, family movies, kids club, tree lighting ceremony, and holiday family photos at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
- Bear Hill Lodge
Bear Hill Lodge has a couple of family-friendly options, but you’ve got to book early. The larger cabins book up in the summer at the latest for the holiday season, and like many of the accomodations in the area, require a minimum three-night stay. There are smaller cabins available, for smaller families, and two bedroom accomodations that have modern style and rustic comfort, so there’s a bit of flexibility when it comes to the price. The loft cabin, the Bohomme, is $657/night, when we booked it last year – and was well worth it.
Cabins and condos, houses and chalets, there are a few options available in Jasper near the holidays, and similar the above, you’ve got to book those early to have your preferred dates. Use this link to take $45 off of your first vacation rental with AirBNB.