Surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine fresh water lakes, the Jasper Park Lodge is located in the Canadian Rockies in Jasper, Alberta. Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic lodge combines a distinctive rustic atmosphere with modern amenities, resulting in a one-of-a-kind luxurious, yet outdoorsy experience. Offering a range of activities and services, from golfing and skiing to spa treatments, the lodge hotel provides charming cottage accommodations in a relaxing atmosphere where both children and adults can enjoy themselves.
The Jasper Park Lodge is about the same distance from both the Edmonton and Calgary international airports. As both airports are around 400 kilometers away, many visitors fly in and then rent a car to drive to the lodge. While the route from each airport is fairly simple and often consists of driving on one or two major highways, the trip can be quite long, about four hours. But the drive is worth it. Guests arriving at the lodge are greeted by helpful staff members who manage luggage while visitors enter the main lodge to check-in for their stay before being led to their accommodations.
Guests staying at the Jasper Park Lodge can choose from three different acc
Standard Guest Rooms are all located in the Jasper luxury hotel in the lodge's main building and are available in four different sizes: Fairmont Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Room with Sitting Area and Deluxe Room with Special Needs Access. The coziest accommodations can be found in the Fairmont Rooms, which offer cabin views and a choice of one king, one queen, two double or two twin beds. Deluxe Rooms are about 100 square feet larger than Fairmont Rooms and, with two double beds and additional living space, are ideal for small families or couples traveling together.
Deluxe Rooms with Sitting Areas come with either a king-sized bed and pullout sofa or two double beds and offer partial views of Lake Beauvert. Deluxe Rooms with Special Needs Access are the same size as the regular Deluxe Rooms, but are equipped to accommodate guests with special needs. Featuring views of the lake and other cabins on the lodge property, these rooms have lowered bathroom vanities and door peepholes, a roll-in shower, bars in the shower and by the toilet and an unobstructed path between the beds and bathrooms.
Lodge guests who prefer more spacious accommodations can choose from three different Junior Suites or a Lakefront Suite. Scattered throughout the lodge property, the Junior Suites feature either a king-sized bed with a sitting area and a pullout couch or two double beds with a sofa in the sitting room. Some Junior Suites come with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces while others come with a private Jacuzzi. A Junior Suite with views of Lake Beauvert comes with neither, but offers stunning views and charming country-style dÃÂ©cor and furnishings.
Lakefront Suites are considered the premiere accommodations at the Jasper Park Lodge and are set directly on the shores of Lake Beauvert. Lakefront Suites come with a large, open bathroom with a glass shower and separate soaking tub for the ultimate relaxation. A bedroom with either one king or two double beds comes with an armoire and television and is separate from the parlor, which features a pullout sofa, a second television and a warm, wood-burning fireplace. Equipped with a microwave and compact refrigerator, the Lakeview Suite also comes with a terrace or balcony that overlooks the lake and can be accessed through glass doors off of the sitting room.
Guests who require the ultimate luxury often stay in one of twelve private cottages scattered throughout the lodge grounds. Ranging in size from one-bedroom to eight-bedrooms, each of the cottages offers it's own charm and allows guests to indulge in all the comforts of home while away on vacation. Ideal for couples, the Athabasca Cottage has one bedroom and a whirlpool while Milligan Manor, located on the first fairway of the lodge golf course, offers eight bedrooms, each with their own private entrance and bathroom, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and large living/dining room.
Once you've settled in to your room, suite or cottage, there's plenty of activity both on and around the lodge grounds. One of the most popular activities at the lodge is golf. Designed by Canada's premier golf course architect, the Jasper Park Lodge par 71 golf course was built into the surrounding forests and combines elevated tee boxes, stunning vistas and dramatic bunkers. Built over 80 years ago, the lodge golf course is famous in Canada and throughout the world and is a must play for golf enthusiasts everywhere.
In the winter, guests at the lodge hotel can look forward to quality skiing at nearby Marmot Basin. Offering four mountain faces, Marmot Basin has 84 named trails, open bowl skiing and over 1,650 acres of skiable terrain. There's a lift system that carries 11,931 skiers uphill every hour, though the facility is known as being one of the least crowded areas of its size in North America. Located 11 miles from the Jasper Park Lodge, Marmot Basin offers rentals, a ski shop and daycare and has trails ideal for everyone, from first-time skiers to those who have been skiing their entire lives.
Other outdoor activities at the lodge include: boat cruises, canoeing, boating, horseback riding, fishing, river float trips and whitewater rafting. During the winter the lodge hosts snowmobiling tours and offers ice skating, dog sledding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and a two-hour guided ice walk through the frozen ice falls and caves of nearby Maligne Canyon. In the summer, guests are invited to rent mountain bikes, cruisers or chariot caddie trailers at the lodge boathouse and enjoy time exploring the trails that surround the lodge hotel.
The Jasper Park Lodge Health Club offers a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a steam room and a newly renovated gym where guests can unwind after outdoor activities or just keep up with their fitness routines. The Insignia Salon & Spa is located in the lower level of the lodge hotel and offers a range of relaxing body and facial treatments to enjoy. Whether you indulge in one or two treatments or opt for a full day package filled with facials, massages, manicures and body treatments, you'll leave the lodge spa feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to enjoy more of the area's adventurous activities.
With nine different restaurants, cafes and lounges on-site, as well as the option of eating your meals in-suite, dining at the Jasper Park Lodge is an activity in itself. Overseen by Executive Chef Patrick Turcot, the culinary services at the lodge hotel are world-renowned, whether you're enjoying dinner in an elegant eatery or mingling with other guests at a barbeque near the lake. Guests who prefer to dine intimately in the privacy of their own accommodations aren't just treated to a meal on a room service tray. Delivered to your room by bicycle, meals can arrive in the form of a picnic or elegant dinner and are set up inside or outdoors on your patio or terrace.
The most popular restaurant at the lodge is The Edith Cavell, a Four Diamond dining room with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Open daily in the summer, The Edith Cavell offers an elegant setting complete with crystal, china and luxurious tapestries and serves a range of dishes that capitalize on the area's surrounding specialties. Breakfast is most popular at Meadows Restaurant, which offers an a la cart menu or breakfast buffet in a comfortable, yet elegant, environment.
The Moose's Nook Northern Grill is another lodge favorite and maintains the same rustic dÃÂ©cor and furnishings that are found throughout the rest of the hotel. Open daily for dinner, the Moose's Nook Northern Grill offers a menu that features the area's specialties, from meat to fresh fish, and is furnished with wildlife paintings, native artwork and depictions of local landscapes. Both The First Cup Patio and Seasonal Grill and 7th Tee Hut cater to guests enjoying an afternoon at the lodge golf course and offer both take-out options and a patio where players can sit down, relax and enjoy a sandwich and a cocktail.
Each of the lounges at Jasper Park Lodge offer a range of drink choices as well as light fare, appetizers or snacks. The Palisades Lounge and Patio provides an elegant setting and specializes in more refined beverages, vintage wines and high-quality cocktails. For a cold beer and comforting pub food, guests at the lodge visit the Tent City Sports Lounge, which features big screen televisions to watch the game on as well as billiard tables and darts. The Emerald and the Emerald Outdoor Patio offer a cigar-lounge atmosphere and are furnished with large, comfortable leather seats and warm fireplacesÃ¢ÂÂthe ideal place to end your day before heading back to your room.