Travel Deal for March 20, 2013
Celebate the fourth annual Jasper Pride Weekend at the The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from April 12-14.
Spend your days spring skiing in the fresh powder at Marmot Basin, enjoy the hotel’s redesigned Rocky Mountain luxury spa or take in the views of the surrounding peaks in this stunning part of Alberta.
Countless pride-themed events will take place over three days in Jasper. They include: a dinner party in the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge co-presented by “Fairy Tales,” the LGBT Film Festival group from Calgary; wonderful nightlife activities; and a welcome reception in the town. You can win prizes, catch the Drag Show and dance the night away at one of Jasper’s biggest parties of 2013.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Jasper Pride Weekend package starts at $299 per night.
- Accommodation in a Fairmont room for two nights
- Saturday breakfast in Cavell’s Restaurant
- Sunday Cowboy & Cowgirl Breakfast with live country music
- Access to the aprés-ski event in Tent City Pub at the hotel
- Ticket for the Fairy Tales Film Festival dinner
- $5 fundraising donation to Fairy Tales Film Festival
Vacay.ca Sees Stars in Jasper
Another great reason to make the trip to Jasper is for the dark skies. Every year, Jasper celebrates their Dark Skies Festival, and last year. Vacay.ca Deputy Editor Rod Charles had a chance to visit.
Charles: “Another amateur astronomer showed off Vega, a”relatively” close star only 25 light-years from Earth, and, together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the most luminous stars in our Sun’s neighbourhood.”
Another amateur astronomer aimed his telescope directly at Neptune, “More than 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, the planet takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun.”
After carefully placing my eye as close to the eyepiece without touching the telescope, I peered through and it appeared like a faint dot in the sky. While Neptune has a mass that is 17.148 that of earth, the planet was too far away, and the microscope too small, to actually see the details of this giant blue gas planet.”
To book with The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: Click here or call 1-800-257-7544.