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Winter

Canadian Rockies Snow Battle. Think of it as a snowball fight with rules. Teams of seven to nine players compete for the Canadian National Championship in the Japanese sport of Yukigassen. This event typically takes place over a weekend in late November, and it's fun to watch and fun to play. 500 Cannaught Dr., Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. 780/852–6236. www.jasper.travel/snowbattle.

Jasper in January. Jasper's biggest winter celebration includes an ice-sculpting contest, wine tasting, great live music, a chili cook-off, and more over more than two weeks. 500 Connaught Dr., Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. 780/852–6236. jasperinjanuary.com.

Jasper Welcomes Winter. This annual four-day festival in early December celebrates the arrival of winter. Special activities for the entire family include the Santa Claus Parade, skating parties, and a Christmas Craft Fair. 500 Connaught Dr., Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. 780/852–3858.

Summer

Canada Day. July 1, Canada's birthday, is celebrated with a parade, a full day of activities, and fireworks at dusk. 780/852–6176. www.jaspercanadaday.com.

Parks Day. Celebrating the country's natural wonders, this annual event takes place in mid-July. There are activities for the whole family, a fair on the lawn in the middle of town, and free guided hikes to some of Jasper National Park's most interesting spots. 500 Connaught Dr., Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. 780/852–6176. www.friendsofjasper.com.