Book a weekend getaway to remember that combines the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with pampered stays at two fine Indigenous owned and operated resorts.
May - October
Edmonton to Jasper Getaway Itinerary
After a beautiful drive from Edmonton to Jasper you’ll find, set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort-style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park. The influence of the hotel’s Cree roots can be found in the hospitality as well as the decor and fine dining menu. The hotel’s beautiful guest rooms, day spa, heated pool with Jacuzzi and steam room make it a perfect base camp for your mountain getaway.Website: www.SawridgeJasper.com
Our tours at the Jasper Tour Company are unlike any others. Each tour group is small by design and lead by a knowledgeable and experienced guide.
A trip to Jasper National Park is incomplete without a journey up the Maligne Valley! Come with us on an interpreted adventure up to this pristine valley and marvel at some of nature’s finest craftsmanship!
The journey begins as you climb out of the Athabasca Valley and up into the sub valley of the Maligne. Along the way, you will experience the power of water as it carves its way deep into the earth at Maligne Canyon, wonder at the mysterious disappearance of the water at Medicine Lake, and finally take in the sheer beauty of Maligne Lake itself.
Without a doubt, the Maligne Lake vista is one of Jasper National Park’s most famous and photographed views.
Once at Maligne lake prepare yourself for an incredible Boat Cruise down the lake to Spirit Island. A trip to Spirit Island will have you standing in the doorway of “The Hall of the Gods!” To quote the words of Mary Schäffer when she first set eyes on this wonder over 100 years ago, “There burst upon us that which, all in our little company agreed, was the finest view any of us had ever beheld in the Rockies!”Website: www.JasperTourCompany.com/tours
Four-star luxury awaits you at the River Cree Resort and Casino. Elegant accommodations and thoughtful amenities ensure a comfortable stay and an excellent location to make your stay unforgettable.
Set on 49 acres of picturesque property, this hotel features a full casino, a choice of dining, a roster of the top music and comedic entertainment acts plus for shoppers, there is a free shuttle to the famous West Edmonton Mall. While you’re here, dinner at on-site restaurant SAGE is a must, with Gold Medal Plates Alberta 2018 Winner, Chef Shane Chartrand’s creations attracting visitors from around the world. The River Cree Resort offers an easy weekend getaway from Edmonton.Website: www.RiverCreeResort.com
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Sawridge Inn and Conference Centres, owned by Sawridge Group of Companies, founded by the Sawridge Cree First Nation
- Jasper Tour Company, owned by Joe Urie (Metis)
- River Cree Resort and Casino, owned by Enoch Cree First Nation
- 2 nights deluxe accommodation
- Jasper area guided tour and boat cruise
- Comprehensive documentation package
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.
Edmonton to Jasper Getaway Image Gallery
Spirit Island, Jasper National Park
Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper
Maligne Canyon Bridge
River Cree Resort and Casino