Thanksgiving in Jasper, Alberta
Whether you celebrate American Thanksgiving or Canadian Thanksgiving, there are many great options for a wonderful holiday celebration in Jasper National Park.
American Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, which can mean excellent winter sport conditions in the Rocky Mountains. And it definitely means there’s a great opportunity to create lasting family memories over gourmet turkey dinner in one of the many world-class restaurants around Jasper.
Canadian Thanksgiving is much earlier, the second Monday of October, which means less chance for skiing (although it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibilities). The attention the resorts and restaurants pay to offering a wonderful holiday experience in Jasper remains the same, however, no matter which Thanksgiving you celebrate.
Particularly good options for Thanksgiving dinner in Jasper include the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Ember’s Steakhouse at Marmot Lodge, and the Silverwater Grill & Lounge at Chateau Jasper.
At Jasper Park Lodge, executive chef Derek Ingraham never disappoints. Recent Thanksgiving feasts have reportedly been incredible, and considering the quality, are usually very reasonably priced. The Lodge is also always very good about planning family activities throughout the Thanksgiving long weekend and excellent package deals often come available, especially for those planning their holidays in advance.
Embers steakhouse at Marmot Lodge is also a good Thanksgiving dinner option. The restaurant offers high quality dining and the cost for a three course Thanksgiving dinner is usually under $30. The same type of menu at the same price can be found at The Silverwater Grill in the Chateau Jasper.
Of course these are only a few of the options available and there is no question you’ll be able to find a very good meal somewhere around the town of Jasper during the holidays. And regardless of what restaurant you choose, Thanksgiving in Jasper is bound to be a tasty affair.