Shopping here is mostly limited to sporting or Western (cowboy-style) attire and shops selling ski-, hiking or climbing equipment. A selection of local handicraft stores offer some variety. Shopping areas are predominantly on the main road opposite the railway station, but you will also find a fair selection one row back.
During the daytime besides downhill skiing, there's cross-country skiing, ice-skating and snow-shoeing , there is the aquatic and activity centres provide a host of amenities. There is also an indoor pool and water slide, American pool, billiards, children's entertainment and summer tennis courts;
For the more cultural types there is the Yellowhead Museum catalogues Jasper's history from its fur-trading beginnings to the present day, art gallery and a cinema.
The nightlife here is generally low key with most nightlife restricted to eating out at a handful of downtown restaurants or hotels; however, there is an increasing number of bars are popping up, often with live music.
Eating out here mainly centres on what's available in hotels and motels plus a handful of unsophisticated restaurants and diners beside the main road in downtown. However, wander just slightly off the beaten track and you'll find an increasing number of more adventurous options, including Chinese, Japanese and Greek, all in hearty portions. Well-known fast-food outlets have managed to get a foothold, but are cleverly located in attractive arcade areas, blending into their surroundings.