Jasper Aquatic centre has an indoor pool where you can swim indoors. Miette Hot Springs has various pools, but really made for swimming, more like soaking. If you have a hearty soul, you can just about swim on any lakes and rivers in Jasper National Park.
Public swim areas
Swimming is great to keep in shape and also for survival in Jasper. Specially when you have to ford a river to a destination or work in the environment like river guiding or just playing in the water. Lakes and rivers are generally very cold in Jasper because most of them are glacial fed.
Locate on the 93a hwy, this lake is a great place to relax and if the temperature is right, a great place to take a dip and cool down.
“Garra rufa have been integrated into a spa treatment where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. While the doctor fish treatment has been found to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis,the treatment is not curative, and no cure for psoriasis currently exists. The use of the fish as a spa treatment for the wider public is still widely debated on grounds of efficacy and validity.” Wikipedia
I’ve been told these are not Garra Rufa, and the species is called Lake Chub.
Access: From Jasper head south on 93A hwy
Trailhead: 25minutes South of Jasper on the secondary route 93A
Activities: Canoe / Fishing / Wind Sailing / Day Use / Swimming
A winding road leads to Patricia and Pyramid lakes where fishing, picnicking, boating (no gas motors allowed), and hiking are extremely popular. There are bbq fire pits along the south shores of this lake. Day use only, don’t try to camp out there as the resort and Parks Canada will frown upon that. The beach is quite small and the water frigid.
Just past the resort you can walk onto the island where it is quite popular to have wedding photos and ceremonies take place. There are no reservation system in place as of writing this, so if you want to have a ceremony here, it is first come first serve. You can ask your marriage commissioner for advise.
Rental facilities include horse-back riding, canoeing, fishing. Or bring your own water craft, there is a dock there.
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-skating on Pyramid Lake in the winter make this an ideal location for family fun.
Seasonal and year-round accommodation and dining facilities available.
Access: From town, Pyramid Lake Road
Trailhead: Along the lake, Pyramid Lake Resort
Activities: Hiking / Biking / Canoe / Fishing / Day Use / Sights