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Swim­ming

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.

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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.

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Toss­ing them in, sink or swim?

Jasper Aquat­ic

Miette Hot Springs

Jasper Lakes and Beach­es

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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.

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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

I’ve been told these are not Gar­ra Rufa, and the species is called Lake Chub.

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pret­ty harm­less lake chub
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get exfo­li­at­ed with these curi­ous fish
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dare to swim here?
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just hang­ing out at the dock
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swim
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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.

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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.

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Pyramid Lake Beachside

Pyramid Lake day use area

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.

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A bride arrives on the beach by canoe

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

Parking: Yes

Trailhead: Along the lake, Pyramid Lake Resort

Activities: Hiking / Biking / Canoe / Fishing / Day Use / Sights


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