A friendly gem at the wild heart of scenic Colorado, Aspen welcomes summit-seekers to its rustic-chic streets. As charming blanketed in snow as it is shining in the sun, it was recently named America’s Best Small City. Find out why during peak ski season, when this cozy mountain town warms up winter with alpine adventures, or in summer, for outdoor thrills around tree-lined trails and wildflower-ringed lakes.
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Browse our Flight & Hotel packages to fly to Denver and stay in Aspen hotels. In winter, visit the best ski resorts in Colorado, like Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands and Snowmass. Aspen summer activities include hiking from the Maroon Bells, some of the most photographed mountains in the U.S. Year-round, check out the Aspen Art Museum and catch a show at Belly Up Aspen.
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What to eat
Aspen is home to a diverse dining scene—Tuck in at gastro pubs, taverns, and steak houses. Try the Velvet Buck or Plato’s Restaurant to truly treat yourself to mountain fare after a day outdoors.
What to bring back
Artsy mementos from the Aspen Art Museum Gift Shop, outdoor mountain gear, vintage goods from The Thrift Shop of Aspen, western boots or hats from Kemo Sabe, and absolutely anything related to skiing.
You might not spot them if you’re just speeding down slopes, but the woodlands scattered across Aspen’s mountains hide tons of shrines to famous locals or beloved celebrities. Shrines to look out for: Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, the Aspen Ski Hall of Fame Shrine, John Denver, and Hunter S. Thompson.
For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.