Credit: Liz Ballmaier

Students will be released into the wild when spring break rolls through schools across the country later this month.

As a time to skip the classroom for a week and head outdoors, Jasper, Canada’s base of adventure, welcomes all explorers into their backyard.

Whether you wish to soar to new heights, carve new tracks in the snow, spot exciting active wildlife, or take in some educational programming to keep the brain active over the break, there’s something for every adventurer.

The Jasper SkyTram will be opening earlier than usual this season, with flights whisking people up Whistlers Mountain starting Friday, March 25. This unforgettable experience aboard the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada will leave you with a whole new perspective of Jasper National Park. New this year, with extended daily operating hours in comparison to previous years, they will also be offering breakfast and dinner atop the mountain. A meal with a view!

If you’d rather find your way on top of a mountain via a chairlift, Marmot Basin is boasting epic spring conditions with 107 centimetres of snow at the base. Picture a bluebird day, no lift lines, terrain for every level, and smiles all around—because that’s what spring break skiing at Marmot Basin is all about!

Even though its spring break, it doesn’t hurt to keep the mind sharp. Sneak in an educational activity with a visit to the Jasper Planetarium to learn about the constellations of the local Cree and Blackfoot First Nations. Located in a designated Dark Sky Preserve, this unique experience will allow you to witness the stars in a whole new way! 

Spring is when nature and the animals come alive. Join SunDog Tours on one of their daily wildlife tours with the chance of spotting lively elk, deer, mountain goats, coyotes, and perhaps a moose, all while taking in the awe-inspiring views around you.

Visit www.jasper.travel for a list of current deals, and activities to take advantage of during your upcoming spring break escape to the mountains.