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

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

pret­ty harm­less lake chub
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.


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.

Melody and Pete wedding
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


Marriage Commissioner

Look­ing for an alter­nate place to get mar­ried? Mar­riage Com­mis­sion­er are the choic­es you are look­ing for.