Explore the waterways and glacial fed lakes of Jasper.
Athabasca river is one of the fur trading routes used by the voyagers of yesterday. Discover the historic routes by taking a tour on the Athabasca. There are rafting and canoe outfitters that can guide you down some of the pristine wilderness that Jasper got to offer.
Get back to nature on your own if you have the courage to tackle the rapids and obstacles that awaits you. You can pick-up some maps when you get into town at the Parks office and choose an adventure that suits you.
This simple day hike minutes from Jasper townsite will bring you to this wonderful vista of the valley. This hike is for all ages and there is even a stair case to help you ascend the steep rocky terrain. Some times Park Canada has some interpretive hikes that will guide you to this area and show you all the flora, fauna and geology or you can hire a day hiking guide locally.
Enjoy the view of the Athabasca River and also where the Rafter’s land their crafts. You have to make your own plans for this place, because there is just a plethora things to do. Going to the top in the moon light is one of the things that comes to mind. Decide for yourself!
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.
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
Trailhead: Along the lake, Pyramid Lake Resort
Activities: Hiking / Biking / Canoe / Fishing / Day Use / Sights