Category Archives: Swimming



Swimming in Jasper National Park

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.

Swim­ming in nat­u­ral lakes

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.

Toss­ing them in, sink or swim?

Jasper Aquatic

Miette Hot Springs

Jasper Lakes and Beaches


Leech Lake

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.

Doc­tor fish

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

pretty harm­less carp fish
get exfo­li­ated with these curi­ous fish
dare to swim here?
just hang­ing out at the dock
free treat­ment

Access: From Jasper head south on 93A hwy

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: 25minutes South of Jasper on the sec­ondary route 93A

Activ­i­ties: Canoe / Fish­ing / Wind Sail­ing /  Day Use / Swim­ming


Jasper Lakes and Beaches

Jasper lakes and beaches

List of lakes and beaches in Jasper National Park. Lots to list here, so it will take awhile to post them here. Some of these lakes are not going to be car acces­si­ble. Stay tuned.



Lake Annette

Lake Edith

Maligne Lake

Med­i­cine Lake

Geraldine Lake

Sum­mit Lake


Some beaches are pet friendly, so ask at the Parks infor­ma­tion cen­tre where you can­not bring your pet. Try “My Jasper Nanny” if you want to leave your pet some where.


Miette Hot Springs

Access: High­way 16 East, then Miette Road south.

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: N/A

Dis­tance: approx. 45 min­utes from Jasper

Activ­i­ties: Hot Springs

The steam, the warmth, the sooth­ing mineral-rich waters hid­den within the beau­ti­ful Fid­dle Val­ley lured bathers at the turn of the cen­tury. They made the stren­u­ous 17 kilo­me­tre trip by foot or horse­back for the plea­sure of a soak. That ardu­ous jour­ney of yes­ter­year is today’s pleas­ant and mem­o­rable trip up a wind­ing road with spec­tac­u­lar views.

Contact information:

Cana­dian Rock­ies Hot Springs — Miette Hot Springs
Box 2579 Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
Tel: 1–800-767‑1611, or
(780) 866‑3939
Fax: (780) 866‑2112

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