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.
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.
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.
“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.
Access: From Jasper head south on 93A hwy
Trailhead: 25minutes South of Jasper on the secondary route 93A
Activities: Canoe / Fishing / Wind Sailing / Day Use / Swimming
Access: Highway 16 East, then Miette Road south.
Distance: approx. 45 minutes from Jasper
Activities: Hot Springs
The steam, the warmth, the soothing mineral-rich waters hidden within the beautiful Fiddle Valley lured bathers at the turn of the century. They made the strenuous 17 kilometre trip by foot or horseback for the pleasure of a soak. That arduous journey of yesteryear is today’s pleasant and memorable trip up a winding road with spectacular views.
Canadian Rockies Hot Springs — Miette Hot Springs
Box 2579 Jasper, Alberta T0E1E0
Tel: 1–800-767‑1611, or
Fax: (780) 866‑2112