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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.

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.

Toss­ing them in, sink or swim?

Jasper Aquat­ic

Miette Hot Springs

Jasper Lakes and Beach­es


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.

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.

pret­ty harm­less lake chub
get exfo­li­at­ed with these curi­ous fish
dare to swim here?
just hang­ing out at the dock
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.



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.


Miette Hot Springs

Access: High­way 16 East, then Miette Road south.

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: N/A

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.

Contact information:

Cana­di­an Rock­ies Hot Springs — Miette Hot Springs
Box 2579 Jasper, Alber­ta T0E 1E0
Tel: 1–800-767‑1611, or
(780) 866‑3939
Fax: (780) 866‑2112
E-mail: hot.springs@pc.gc.ca

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