Thursday March 9th
12:00Pm FREE ADMISSION
Location: Jasper Emergency Services
518 Geikie Street
Join the Board Members of the Jasper Pride Festival Society along with the Municipality of Jasper, visitors and locals, as we come together to raise the pride flag and officially mark the start of the 8th Annual Jasper Pride Festival.
PRIDE KICK OFF PARTY
6:30pm FREE ADMISSIOn
Location: Whistle Stop Pub @ Whistler's INN
Music, hugs, smiles, laughter, drinks and snacks. The Kick-Off Party is the place to be! Join your friends, co-travellers and Jasper locals for an evening of warm hospitality and open hearts. Enjoy complimentary snacks and appetizers! Cash bar services are available. Our sponsor Whistler Inn is proud to host this event to kick off the 8th Annual Jasper Pride Festival!
9:00pm FREe admissioN
Location: Jasper Brewing Company
Join us for the official launch of our third annual Jasper Pride Beer! Brewmaster Jeremy Johson from Jasper's very own Brewing Company created this beer with pure, natural Rocky Mountain water sourced from the Great Canadian Rockies. Join friends for good times and good cheer! Proceeds from all Pride Beer sales at this and other locations all weekend long will support our Jasper Pride Festival Society.
Embracing our Proud & Free Canadian theme, this year there are two beers to sample: Red Rye Lager and a White (Wheat) Ale.
Please note that the ‘restaurant’ side of the pub (to the left of the front door) is reserved for this event. Note: Food and beverages are not included. Tickets are not required.
PRIDE DJ PARTY
11:00pm Free Admission
Location: Downstream Jasper
Riki Rocket is a Canadian producer, DJ and remix/mashup artist from British Columbia. She has been working in the music industry for over a decade and has been rocking crowds on a global scale. With her roots starting in Brighton England, Riki has a love for house music that runs deep and often shows in her tracks and mixes.
Friday March 10th
10:00am & 1:00pm
Location: Marmot Basin - Guest services
Join our proud mountain hosts for a fun ski tour around Marmot Basin exclusively for Pride guests. Meet them at the pride flags in the Lower Chalet outdoor mezzanine at 10am and 1pm. Learn all about the mountain and its terrain.
Marmot Basin is one of the best ski hills in the Canadian Rockies. The hill offers 3,000 vertical feet (914m) of superb skiing and snowboarding on 1,675 acres of varied terrain and your hosts will provide friendly mountain hospitality!
Complimentary Tour with Valid Lift Ticket
CLIMBING WITH PRIDE
$225 +GST 10:00AM
Location: Meet at Rockaboo Mountain Adventures Office, 610 Patricia Street
Climb a frozen waterfall! This fun, safe and thrilling adventure explores parts of Jasper National Park that is inaccessible to most park visitors. Descending a 30 metres frozen wall of ice, explore the wonders of this classic destination - then climb back up! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience is suitable for all skill levels and no previous climbing experience is necessary. Open to ages 12 to 55+ with reasonable fitness. That means you should be able to climb a ladder, go for a short run or hike, and/or play a game of soccer.
Helmets, harnesses, ice tools, boots, crampons, climbing hardware, ropes and backpacks are provided. Please bring winter wear, fluids and lunch.
Advanced registration and payment required. Space is limited!
$5 in advance, $7 at the door
Location: Crimson Jasper (Maple Room)
Matinee Feature "In the Turn" follows Crystal, a 10-year-old transgender girl growing up in rural Canada, as she navigates the difficult and complicated world that surrounds her. Tormented at school by teachers and peers alike, she faces daily assaults in the form of insults and physical altercations. The pain she endures at school takes a toll on not only her self-esteem, but also on the emotional stability of her family.
Movie concessions are included with popcorn, candy bar, and non-alcoholic beverages.
$65 + GST
LOCATION: Source for SportS
406 Patricia Street
Jasper's coolest winter adventure will lead you to the bottom of the frozen Maligne Canyon where you can investigate frozen waterfalls, ice caves and beautifully unique ice formations. The Maligne Canyon Ice walk Tour is a great option for anyone who does not ski or snowboard. Or if you are in for the week, get a full morning in on the slopes and then head into the Canyon for the afternoon. The tour covers approximately 3.5 km and is mostly downhill. At the end of the afternoon a Pride host will toast with some prosecco towards your accomplishment. The tour was so popular last year that it quickly sold out. Host: Sundog Tours
Participants should dress warmly. Transportation is included. Boots and ice cleats are provided.
Proud and Free Young Adult Event
LOCATION: Jasper Royal Canadian Legion
400 Geike Street
This event is just for the local and visiting young adults in support of the Jasper Gay Straight Alliance!
The group will have a 1 hour workshop with the Edmonton Pride Centre called ‘Expanding the Alphabet‘ This workshop discusses LGBTQA and how to be a allies.
Following the workshop a tasty meal will be served, proudly hosted by Coco’s Café.
James Demers from the Fairytales Film Festival and introduce the documentary ‘In the Turn’ - a powerful and heart warming documentary that speaks directly to Trans issues in today’s schools and society. James is also a Trans Issues Educator and will host a discussion following the film with the group.
Crafting projects will also be available as an activity for the group. Please bring colouring pens/pencils and a pair of scissors if you can as limited supplies will be available. All other materials will be provided.
Advance ticket sales are required for meal and event preparation.
BURLESQUE Double Double
Doors open @ 7:00pm
Performance @ 8:00pm
$15 in Advance, $25 at the door
This double feature, sexy storytelling event showcases performances by Send in the Girls Burlesque and Boylesque performances by ManUP!
Made up of theatre artists turned burlesque beauties, Edmonton's award-winning Send in the Girls Burlesque matches the performance style of burlesque with the narrative of theatre to create burlesque that tells a story and goes a step above the usual bump and grind. Since 2010, Send in the Girls Burlesque has created plays and performances which are both entertaining and thought-provoking. With a mandate to produce work which unapologetically discusses gender, feminism, politics, and body image while examining lesser known historical figures and events through a modern day satirical lens, an evening with Send in the Girls stays with you long after the final curtain.
Following a short intermission, our second act will take the stage!
After slaying the stage at last year's Jasper Pride Festival with BONDAGE, MAN UP! returns with their all-new production, CIRQUE ELECTRIQUE. Dressed in high heels, five of Alberta’s top male performers - G. Venchy (Gregory P Caswell), Fitzgerald Bitchwilliam III (Joshua Wolchansky), Beau Creep (Brennan Doucet), But Kidd Crimson (Jordan Sabo) and Rusty Kingfisher (CJ Rowein) - delivers a message of self-love, finding confidence in one’s vulnerability, and security in one’s sexuality.
Free admission 10:00pm
Location: Whistle Stop Pub @ Whistler's Inn
Jasper’s Bear-themed party is open to one and all!
The Fellowship of Alberta Bears are returning to Jasper and once again, partnering with the Whistle Stop Pub to host an unforgettable party!
Stop shaving now and show off your sexy bear-lumberjack styles to participate in the ‘Best Beard Competition’. Live music performance by The Frontiers and drink specials all evening!
Girl's Night Out
This one is for the ladies! Start your engines! Start your weekend on a high note and join the party at the 4Peaks – the best night club Jasper has to offer! Watch thrilling Drag King performances by Fake Mustache and vibe to the DJ keeping the club bouncing all night long!
Saturday March 11th
Location: Papa George's Restaurant
Host: Pride Centre of Edmonton
Join your hosts from The Pride Centre of Edmonton for ‘The Morning After’ Breakfast at Papa George’s Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast from their set menu, created specially for this event, with live music from one of Jasper’s local musicians. Advance Tickets Recommended.
Mountain & Monsters Workshop
Location: Jasper Yellowhead Museum (lower level boardroom)
Join Megan and Elliott and the Friends of Jasper National Park for a Mountain Building workshop. Learn how you can craft your very own Rainbow Mountain Monster. Back by popular demand, you can create your own rainbow souvenir to take home with you. You don't have to have any sewing experience and materials and needlework will be provided.
This is a family-friendly event, all ages are welcome! The workshop lasts about two hours and is limited to 10 persons.
Proud and Free Pride Yoga
Jasper Wellness Yoga Studio
618 C Connaught Drive
Join Danielle Murray at Jasper Wellness To kick off Saturday’s pride events. Join us to share a practice aimed to connect you to the authentic self, and align your with your highest intentions and truths. This is a practice of Self Love, Acceptance, Compassion and Kindess. It is designed to be accessible to ALL yogis, with something for everyone. Expect a fun flow practice, with fun options and modifications provided throughout, laughter, connection, community, followed by a soothing final relaxation before you head on to your day of pride celebration.
Danielle has been teaching Yoga for over 9 years, and practicing for 16 years. She began practicing to compliment her training as a young athlete and upon retirement from the sport, to cope and thrive through battles with severe anxiety and depression. She is an E-RYT 500, Empowered Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator and lululemon ambassador. The message has evolved over years of practice, teaching and training but the intention is the same; to enrich and empower others through the practice of yoga so they may connect with the self. She hopes that through yoga students can find contentment, peace, acceptance. That they are perfectly imperfect and that is exactly as it should be.
Danielle sees her yoga practice as a safe space to prepare for life off the mat. In this controlled stress environment we can experiment, take chances, and learn to cultivate the abilities to nurture the self, body, mind, and spirit. Danielle believes that yoga should be accessible to all, in her classes you can expect modifications and variations for all levels of students. Danielle is a lover of all things flow so you can expect to see elements of Rocket Astanga, Vinyasa, and intelligent sequencing throughout, balanced with deep pranayama, intention, meditation and mantra. Danielle has a light heart, so come to class prepared to sweat, smile, listen to funky music and feel the depth of your breath.
PRIDE ON THE HILL
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Location: Marmot Basin, Mid-chalet
Join us for a fun-filled day on the slopes of Marmot Basin with costumes, a pride-coloured Fun Run with Virgin Radio Hosts Ian & Chelsea, Virgin Radio DJ and BBQ at Mid-Chalet.
We encourage you to dress-up in your most fun costumes and be sure to bring many Pride flags with you! This is your Pride Event so don’t hold back!
All participants will meet at the trail map, located just below the mid-chalet and ski down the mountain together along the Tranquilizer and Bunny Hop runs for a colorful Pride Ski!
Hop on the Eagle Express Quad Chair again for an Pride Party at Mid-Chalet with great drinks, BBQ, and entertainment from Virgin Radio until 2:00 pm.
Special Jasper Pride Festival rates valid March 6 – 15, 2017:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Please note all discounted tickets must be purchased through the Group Sales Desk, located by the rental desk.
30% Discount on Lift Tickets (including GST)
1-Day-Pride-Ticket: $66.12, for students $52.74
2-Day-Pride-Ticket: $125.62, for students $100.21
3-Day-Pride-Ticket: $188.43, for students $150.30
15% Discount on Rentals and Select Private/Semi-Private Lessons
SPECIAL 30% off Learn to Ski or Snowboard Discovery Package: includes rentals, 2-hour lesson, lower-mountain lift ticket = $97.28 (including GST)
NOTE: The Lift Ticket is the Discover Package is valid for lower mountain lifts only. To attend the mid mountain BBQ an upgraded ticket is required which is an additional $ 26.25.
12:30pm $69.62 (tax incl.)
Maligne adventures - 632 connaught drive
Jasper's coolest winter adventure will lead you to the bottom of the frozen Maligne Canyon where you can investigate frozen waterfalls, ice caves and beautifully unique ice formations. The Maligne Canyon Ice walk Tour is a great option for anyone who does not ski or snowboard. Or if you are in for the week, get a full morning in on the slopes and then head into the Canyon for the afternoon. The tour covers approximately 3.5 km and is mostly downhill. At the end of the afternoon a Pride host will toast with some prosecco towards your accomplishment. The tour was so popular last year that it quickly sold out. Host: Maligne Adventures
Participants should dress warmly. Transportation is included. Boots and ice cleats are provided.
Meeting location is located at the Maligne Adventures office at 632 Connaught Drive, just before you reach the traffic lights at Hazel Avenue. Free all day parking is available in the public parking lot directly opposite our office beside the railway track.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Lake Beauvert)
Huddle around the campfire on the shores of Lac Beauvert to enjoy an afternoon of LGBTQA-friendly stories and songs with special performances by Aboriginal Musicians - Warrior Women.
A dynamic mother-daughter duo, Warrior Women’s haunting melodies and harmonious song writing will give you an experience of a lifetime. Warrior Women write and perform songs written in both English and their native tongue, Cree. Matricia and Mackenzie have traveled around Alberta, drumming, singing and educating the population on First Nations culture, traditions and crafts.
Enjoy hot chocolate and build your own yummy S'mores while taking in the magnificent view of Jasper's beloved Pyramid Mountain.
Sponsored by ATB Financial, this event includes facepainting, entertainment and a family-friendly Pride workshop to be enjoyed by all! All ages welcome to participate! Follow the signs to Sundeck #1 and bonfires.
PRIDE APRES SKI
Free admission 2:00pm
Location: Marmot Basin
Join us in the Caribou Lounge and enjoy drink specials and an afternoon snack between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Our full menu will be offered until 4:30pm, the bar will be open until 5:00pm and a complimentary shuttle will be running back to the parking lots as well as into Jasper at 5:15pm. What better way to finish your day on the slopes than by relaxing with new friends in the Caribou Lounge!
Jasper "proud and Free" GALA
$30 + GST in advance
$40 + GST at the door
Join us as we celebrate the 8th Annual Jasper Pride Festival with our signature gala event “Proud & Free Party”.
Jasper Proud & Free stands for the legendary welcoming and inclusiveness of Jasper as we celebrate Canada’s 150thBirthday!
We encourage those that attend to embrace our theme and celebrate what Canada means to you! We will once again continue our costume contest and hope to see everyone in fun costumes, dress up in more formal wear, or come in casual attire and be prepared for lots of fun throughout the evening.
Hosted in the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s grand Beauvert Ballroom, guests will be entertained with Virgin Radio Hosts Ian & Chelsea as emcees. Ian & Chelsea will keep you updated with the evening’s program and introduce this year’s exceptional talents kickingthe evening off with performances by ‘Send in the Girls’ , ‘Man Up!’ and an action packed Drag Queen performance by the ‘Rocky Mountain Gurrrls’. This line up is sure to keep everyone entertained as we prepare for an epic dance party to the beats and hits of ‘DJ Thomas Culture’.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge will host concessions for those looking for any snacks throughout the evening.
Cash bar services available with their signature Jasper Pride Ice Luge for specialty cocktails!
The Jasper Pride Festival will also be hosting our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser with many spectacular items to bid on from the event start time through to 11:00 PM.
For guests that need to travel from the Jasper town site – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, please note that we have a complimentary Shuttle Service (shuttle scheduled and pick up locations coming soon), provided by Sundog Tours. Please be responsible and do not drink & drive. Taxi services are also available through the evening.
We look forward to seeing everyone for a evening packed with entertainment for everyone as we celebrate Proud & Free!
Sunday March 12
Location: Crimson Jasper, C200 Restaurant
Start your last day of the Jasper Pride Festival with a tasty brunch buffet including coffee, tea, juices and food full of Pride. Order some champagne, say good-bye to your old and new Jasper Pride friends while listening to live music by some of our local Jasper talents.
Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
LOcation: Crimson Jasper
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
At the 74th Golden Globe Awards, Moonlight received six nominations, the second highest of all film nominees after La La Land (seven). The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, with additional nominations for five more: Best Director (for Jenkins), Best Supporting Actor (for Ali), Best Supporting Actress (for Harris), Best Screenplay (for Jenkins) and Best Original Score (for Britell).
Pride Full Moon Hike
Location: Information Centre
Long Description: Explore nature after dark with your Friends. A volunteer guide will bring you to one of their favorite places in the park to enjoy the night sky and the full moon. You’ll learn more about the stars, nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night while enjoying a moonlit hike.
Location of the Full Moon Hike will be determined closer to the date due to weather and current trail conditions.
Please dress warmly.