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Lake Annette

Many come here to pic­nic, Bar-b-q, play Fris­bee or just soak­ing up the rays as the sun real­ly hits this area. If you are lucky you might see the Ospreys (bird of prey) hunt for their food, they are known to fre­quent the area as I can attest to. Watch­ing them dive into the water and pulling out some­thing you brag about after your fish­ing trip, is some­thing to behold.

great way to spend a hot day

Wild life is of abun­dance, as food attracts ani­mals (please do not feed ani­mals), some get too close for com­fort as these are wild ani­mals and very unpre­dictable. Some ani­mals include White­tail deer, Mule deer, Bears and Elk. There is also a cat­a­comb of hik­ing trails that orig­i­nates from this area. The Parks Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre can sup­ply you with free maps.

Float with a matress
car­ry out your bev­er­ages on a float­ing cad­dy

Boards are avail­able to rent these days in Jasper.    annette-lake-041723   annette-lake-041750

A day use area with plen­ty of thing to do, as this a large area with open spaces devel­oped for every­one to enjoy the park beach set­ting like you would find like the parks in your city (Not), This set­ting comes with a gor­geous view from the val­ley bot­tom. Panoram­ic views of the majes­tic Rocky Moun­tains that Sur­rounds Lake Annette. Take a walk around this glacial fed lake and appre­ci­ate the wilder­ness with­out get­ting to far into the back coun­try.

Jasper’s sandy beach
All ages

This area is for day use only and the war­dens will put out your fire if you stay too late, some­thing I do not agree with, but there are van­dals that make it bad for every­one. Please keep area clean for every­one to enjoy.

just float­ing along

Access: From Jasper head towards The Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge, just before the JPL wel­come gates, turn left
Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: 5 min­utes east of Jasper on HWY 16, 5 min­utes lodge road

Activ­i­ties: Canoe / Fish­ing / Wind Sail­ing / Bar-b-q / Day Use


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


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Patricia Lake

Access: From town, Pyra­mid Lake Road, and Bon­homme Street

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Along the lake

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

Day use area Patricia Lake

This lake is the one you see pri­or to reach­ing Pyra­mid Lake, on this lake you can fish, canoe, or use the day use area pro­vid­ed. Quite a few locals leave their boats on the dock for their per­son­al use. Patri­cia Lake Bun­ga­lows is fur­ther down the lake if you intend to stay over night. Pyra­mid Lake Resort is just past this lake.

Reflection of Pyramid Mountain by Eddie Wong
Reflec­tion of Pyra­mid Moun­tain on Patri­cia Lake

Locals tend to use this day use area for bbq gath­er­ings or check out the dark skies for amaz­ing pho­tog­ra­phy. Fish­ing is allowed when the sea­son is open.


His­tor­i­cal val­ue on Patri­cia Lake is that, it once held a secret oper­a­tion called “Hab­bakuk”.


In 1942,  The Sec­ond World War was a time when many sci­en­tists were encour­aged to devel­op weapon tech­nol­o­gy and oth­er mil­i­tary equip­ment to assist the war effort. The idea was that because ice was unsink­able, the berg ships would be insu­lat­ed and imper­vi­ous to bomb and tor­pe­do attacks.

The pro­to­type in Patri­cia Lake was dis­man­tled in 1943 by remov­ing all the machin­ery that had been used and leav­ing it to sink in place. In the 1970’s remains of the mod­el were found and stud­ied and in 1989, a plaque to com­mem­o­rate the unusu­al ship was placed on the lake’s shore.