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Patricia Lake

This peaceful area is well within walking distance of Jasper. It offers isolated accommodation for those who want to be in the heart of Alberta’s natural beauty.

Follow the short winding trail from Jasper to Patricia Lake. Rent a bike, canoe or horse, go fishing or simply relax. You can even scuba dive down to see one of the strangest wrecks in the world. Have a picnic and rest at the lakeside, or stay for a few days and enjoy the Canadian wilderness.

The lake’s history is a fascinating one. Due to its remote location, it played an important role in World War II as the site for the top secret Project Habbakuk. This was an attempt by the the Allied Forces to create an unsinkable aircraft carrier out of a special material that contained pulp and seawater. The ‘Pykekrete‘ was to be frozen solid so it would float. The experiment was a failure and the remains of the first model was left to sink in the lake. In summer it is possible to scuba dive down and see the wreck.

Most people get involved in land-based outdoor activities. Canoeing, fishing for trout and whitefish, and horseback riding are just some of the highlights. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife. You can encounter black bears and grizzly bears, elk and birds of prey. 

During winter, the area becomes popular among cross-country skiers, while the lake itself freezes over and becomes a temporary skating rink. 

Immediately northeast of Patricia Lake is Pyramid Lake, an easy half-hour hike away. The kidney-shaped lake has an island and the snow-capped Pyramid Mountain looming behind it. Rent a boat or visit the picnicking area for a few hours of relaxing. If you want to hike up the mountain, its eastern slopes are the most gradual and easiest to navigate.Book a hotel room to stay the night if you plan an early sunset or sunrise hike. 

Getting to Patricia Lake from Jasper is simple, especially in the summer months. The hiking trail is just three miles (five kilometers) across easygoing terrain. 


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Lobstick Lodge CA $96
Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge

94 Geikie St, Po Box 1200, Jasper, AB
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Jasper Activity Centre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives and Jasper Municipal Library are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 15 minutes by foot.

    Chateau Jasper CA $146
    Chateau Jasper

    Chateau Jasper

    96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Jasper Activity Centre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives and Jasper Municipal Library are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 14 minutes by foot.

      Marmot Lodge CA $96
      Marmot Lodge

      Marmot Lodge

      86 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Jasper Activity Centre and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Icefields Parkway. Jasper Information Centre National Historic Site and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 1 mile (2 km). Jasper Station is 16 minutes by foot.

        Sawridge Inn Jasper CA $105
        Sawridge Inn Jasper

        Sawridge Inn Jasper

        76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jasper Activity Centre and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Icefields Parkway. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives and Jasper Municipal Library are also within 1 mile (2 km). Jasper Station is 19 minutes by foot.

          Tonquin Inn CA $97
          Tonquin Inn

          Tonquin Inn

          100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Conveniently near to skiing facilities, this Jasper hotel is located in the mountains within 3 miles (5 km) of Jasper Activity Centre, Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives and Jasper Municipal Library are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 16 minutes by foot.

            Pyramid Lake Resort CA $176
            Pyramid Lake Resort

            Pyramid Lake Resort

            5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on a lake, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pyramid Lake and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Patricia Lake. Jasper Activity Centre is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

              Mount Robson Inn CA $179
              Mount Robson Inn

              Mount Robson Inn

              902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper Artists Guild and Icefields Parkway. Jasper Municipal Library and Jasper Information Centre National Historic Site are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 13 minutes by foot.

                Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise CA $180
                Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise

                Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise

                98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a national park, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Icefields Parkway and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Patricia Lake. Maligne Lake and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km). Jasper Station is 13 minutes by foot.