2022 Jasper Pride & Ski Festival Events

Join us in Jasper National Park for the only gay ski week in the Canadian Rockies. We’re talking ten days of epic Pride events, action-packed activities and unlimited skiing—all in the spirit of coming together, proud and free.

2022 Pride Guide

Friday, April 1

Raise the Flag

Time to get loud, colourful and proud! Grab your flags and join us as we raise the Pride flag and mark the start of the 13th Annual Jasper Pride and Ski Festival.

Everyone welcome!

Jasper Pride Kick-off Party

We’re back, baby! Join us at the Whistle Stop Pub for the official Jasper Pride Kick-off Party. Let’s get the vibe started with music, laughter, hugs, drinks and snacks.

18+

Jasper Pride Beer Launch

Bottoms up! We’ve teamed up with our pals at Jasper Brewing Company to launch a special brew created just for the 13th Annual Jasper Pride and Ski Festival. Come and get dibs on the first celebratory sips! All proceeds from Pride Beer sales throughout the festival support the Jasper Pride Festival Society.

Everyone welcome! No minors after 10 pm.

Vinophilia

For the love of wine. Kick off Jasper Pride and Ski week with Vinophilia—an exclusive event for the wine-obsessed.

Mingle with fellow tasters and discover new vendors offering up to 54 varieties of reds, whites, blushes and bubbles. Nibble on mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres and enhance your experience with a full-service bar.

This event will sell out quickly—get your tickets while they last!

18+

Out Jasper Presents: Loud & Proud

Watch the Whistle Stop Pub transform for one magical night!

Loud and Proud is hosted by Jasper’s own Toni Lester Van Blam and features guest drag performances. Stick around after the show to dance until close with DJ Riki Rocket.

18+

Saturday, April 2

DJ Riki Rocket live at Marmot Basin

Riki Rocket is an Indigenous LGBTQ Canadian DJ and Electronic Music Producer from British Columbia.

She has been working in the music industry professionally, since 2002 and has been rocking crowds on a global scale. With her career starting in Brighton England, Riki has a love for house music that runs deep and often shows in her tracks and mixes.

Everyone welcome!

Fireside Chat

Join Matricia of Warrior Women by the fire, make yourself comfortable and be prepared to engage in conversation about Indigenous culture, with stories, drumming, and songs.

Matricia will teach you songs, some beautiful phrases in Cree! You will go away fulfilled after this spiritual adventure!

Everyone welcome!

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Sâkihitowin: Indigi-Hauz Takeover

Kick start your Jasper Pride and Ski Festival with the unmissable Sâkihitowin: Indigi-Hauz Takeover. Loosely translating to “love one another,” Sâkihitowin is an Indigenous drag show that celebrates the Two-Spirit community. Led by Co-FemCees, Cedar T and Ladonna Cree, the high-energy event features Indigi-Hauz of Beaver Hills—a collective of six drag performers and a mesmerizing hoop dancer!

Groove along into the night as DJ Riki Rocket sees out the evening!

Get your FREE tickets at the door or at 107.161.37.120/~jasperpride

Cash donations accepted at the door with proceeds going to Edmonton 2-Spirit Society.

18+

Sunday, April 3

DJ Riki Rocket live at Marmot Basin

Riki Rocket is an Indigenous LGBTQ Canadian DJ and Electronic Music Producer from British Columbia.

She has been working in the music industry professionally, since 2002 and has been rocking crowds on a global scale. With her career starting in Brighton England, Riki has a love for house music that runs deep and often shows in her tracks and mixes.

Everyone welcome!

Jasper Pride Awards Brunch

Enjoy a mouthwatering brunch and show some love for our first-ever Pride Award winners! We can’t wait to celebrate four outstanding award recipients in the following Pride categories:

Person of the Year
Youth of the Year
Proud Business of the Year
LGBTQ2S+ Community Organization of the Year

Keep an eye on our social media for all Pride Awards updates!

Everyone welcome!

Pride Coffee House

Join Wicked Cup and the Out Jasper for a relaxing coffee house. Support our community partner, Out Jasper, meet new and old friends, play some board games and have fun from the comfort of this marvelous coffee shop with views of Whistler Mountain. Don’t forget to take in the bon fire and wicked mountain views from their patio!

Proudly Hosted by Wicked Cup

Everyone welcome!

Jasper Wellness Pride Yoga

Come unwind with Jasper Wellness Pride Yoga for an accessible all levels unwind to leave you ready to take on the week ahead and recharge your internal battery.

Everyone welcome!

Monday, April 4

Pride Pints & Prophecies

Join spiritual reader and animal medium, Jaime Breeze, for a pint sized psychic reading. Jaime will provide a 15-minute reading and a pint of Pride Beer. Reservations recommended.

Stay for dinner and get 20% off your meal.

Everyone welcome! No minors after 10pm.

Teen Pizza Party

Join the Jasper GSA for games, laughs and most importantly some pizza and celebrate Pride!

Ages 12-18 welcome!

Rock ‘n Roll Bingo: Pride Edition

Show off your well-trained ear and musical prowess at Music Bingo. See you at the Stop for non-stop fun and prizes!

18+

Tuesday, April 5

Paint the Rainbow with Karly

Join artist Karly Ireland for a pride inspired paint night and let your inner da Vinci out. All supplies provided (Canvas, paint, brushes). Artists are welcome to bring their own tools.

Email karly_macd@hotmail.com to reserve your spot!

Payment can be made at the door with cash or e-transfer.

18+

Wednesday, April 6

Pride Biz Connect

Join the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Jasper Pride Festival Society for a special business mixer. Complimentary snacks and cash bar available.

18+

Association of Jasper Climbers presents: They/Them

The Association of Jasper Climbers would like to invite you to a social evening of cheer and good company. A screening of They/Them Film and Panel will begin at 8pm. Stick around after to meet new and familiar faces and share some of your own wild climbing stories.

All welcome (18+)

Thursday, April 7

Pride Pop Up Wedding

Have you been looking for a unique and affordable way to say your ‘I dos?’ Look no further!

My Jasper Wedding has teamed up with the Jasper Pride Festival to offer an exclusive elopement package.

Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and this is your chance to make it the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable elopement.

Caesars and Sliders

Try our delicious flight of 3 signature caesars or local brew and 3 sliders! Offered all festival long, April 1 – 10.

Everyone welcome! *kids menu available

Band: Lost Love

Founded in 2013, Lost Love is a melodic pop punk band from Montreal, characterized by their catchy choruses and eternal optimism. To date, the band has played over 350 shows in more than 15 countries across Europe and North America, earning new fans with their unique sound. On their fourth full-length album, Empathy, Lost Love takes everything they’ve learned over the last 8 years and ups the ante by adding a sense of urgency to their sound. Change is in the very DNA of Lost Love. They never stop evolving. But right from the opening chord of a song or album, you instantly know it’s them.

Drag Bingo

Don’t let that sass fool you. This queen knows how to call Bingo! Join Claudia Hartout at Jasper Brewing Co. with your squad for a pint and bingo tonight!

18+

Friday, April 8

Marmot Pride: Alpine Fun Race

Experience the ultimate thrill in our Alpine Fun Race! Emphasis on fun.

Skiers and snowboarders, show your Pride by shredding your way through our green-level racecourse. We’re not here to set any records—unless that record is for the most laughs!

Enjoy special guests and surprises at this colourful emceed event. Register to participate, and we’ll send you more details as we near the race day!

View Pride Trail Map 2022 for event locations.

Everyone welcome!

Après Alpine Challenge at the D’ed Dog

Exchange those cow bells for a refreshing pint of ale and celebrate the good, the bad and the always fabulous on 2 skis.

18+

Teen Pride

Music, games, crafts, hugs, smiles and laughter. This party is just for the teens! Join your friends, fellow GSA’s and make new friends in this safe and inclusive space.

Enjoy complimentary hot meal and refreshments!

Ages 12-18 welcome!

Fruit Loop Mountain Party

Fruit Loop is thrilled to host another edition of our signature Mountain Party as part of the Jasper Pride Festival!

Please join us for a night of dancing, stellar pop up performances, and drink specials in celebration of Pride in the Rockies.

@teacupdj will be in the house all night long!
Performers to be announced!!
All are welcome! No cover.

Saturday, April 9

Marmot Pride: Ski Party & Ski Parade

Join us for an epic day on the slopes of Marmot Basin with colourful costumes, music and a BBQ! Holler and cheer as we run the Pride flag from upper to mid-mountain.

Dress up in your best and brightest costumes and be sure to bring Pride flags! This event is for YOU, so go all out and don’t hold back!

The fun begins at 11:00 am at the top of the Canadian Rockies Express Quad Chair, meet at mid-mountain Paradise Chalet for 11:30 am where Jasper the Bear will join us to as we ski to lower mountain. Then back to Paradise for a BBQ!

View Pride Trail Map 2022 for event locations.

Hosted by Marmot Basin

Everyone welcome!

Family Pride – Stories, Songs and S’Mores

Huddle around the campfire on the shores of Lac Beauvert to enjoy an afternoon of LGBTQ2+ friendly stories and songs.

Enjoy hot chocolate and build your own yummy S’mores while taking in the magnificent views. All ages welcome to participate!

Everyone welcome!

Line Dancing Workshop

Calling all two left footers!

Come on out to the free beginners Queer Country Line Dance workshop, but don’t worry about not being a good dancer – we’ll all fumble our way together to a variety of music genres.

Your instructor has 30+ years of dance experience, and has two first place world titles at the 2018 World’s Line Dance Competition, so your feet will be in good hands!

Pride Party: Welcome Back, EH!

Join us at the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for the 13th Annual Jasper Pride Party and let’s celebrate—Proud and Free!

This year, Pride and Canadiana collide for a kaleidoscopic gong-show of lumberjacks, rainbows, neon and flannel.

Prepare to get wild as we welcome you back with drag kings and queens, duelling pianos, DJs, drinks and non-stop dancing.

Need costume inspiration? Think beavers, log cabins, toques and onesies—dipped in rainbows and spangled in glitter. We can’t wait to see what Proud and Free means to you!

18+

 

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Town (Totem Pole/Train Station and Chateau Jasper) to Fairmont: Jasper Park Lodge

6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm

 

Fairmont: Jasper Park Lodge to Town (Totem Pole/Train Station and Chateau Jasper)

12:00 am, 12:30 am, 1:00 am, 1:30 am, 2:00 am

Sunday, April 10

Keynote Luncheon with Aynsley Graham, MSc, BA.

Join the Jasper Pride Team as we celebrate our final day of the 13th Annual Jasper Pride & Ski Festival with our Keynote Presenter, Aynsley Graham, MSc, BA.

A passionate believer in community, Aynsley is a parent in a same-gender marriage, she knows that being inclusive of all families means being educated and aware of their unique experiences. Her dedication is evident not only in my advocacy in the LGBTQ community, but in her everyday practice.

We can’t wait to hear her key note that will touch on Emotions and mental health, and Why Pride is important and what it does for a community!

Lunch Menu: Sliders & Poutine. Please contact us with any dietary restrictions

Everyone welcome!

Jasper Wellness Pride Yoga

Come unwind with Jasper Wellness Pride Yoga for an accessible all levels unwind to leave you ready to take on the week ahead and recharge your internal battery.

Everyone welcome!

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