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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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Marriage Commissioner

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