Winter is a wonderful time to explore this area where you can roam over the frozen lake and discover some interesting areas like the canyon that is not reachable in the summer. The outlet of Maligne River is another area to explore, years ago, the caribou’s hang out here to forage for food. Have not seen them for a while here, but they move area to area.
Winter destination resort and open to public for winter activities. The skating area is maintained by Pyramid Lake Resort, they even have curling with wood stumps. There is horse drawn sleds to pull you around the lake for that romantic setting. Usually Jasper in January sets up some extra activities like dog sledding and mini festivals.
An exploratory trip to the ridge from Pyramid lake was fun and new. I guess venture beyond goes with this post. We found some isothermal snow, meaning the snow is constant temperature throughout the snowpack and if you step in it when it is soft, you will punch right through. Even snowshoes will not help float you. Once we cleared the tree areas to the open areas, the snow was packed better. You will run into different snowpack where ever you go, so be prepared.
A simple short adventure with snowshoes or skis if you like. This trail starts right at the Jasper / Banff border, hence the name Boundary Lake. It is only about 1.5km to 2km from the border sign. From Jasper, it will be just a little more than an hour. Many have driven past this area missing the chance to explore this area.
Access: Highway 93 (Ice Field Parkway) South of Jasper approximately 105 kilometers.