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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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Tonquin Inn CA $108
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 National Park, Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 16 minutes by foot.

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge CA $207
    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a national park, this spa resort is steps away from Jasper National Park and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course. Icefields Parkway and Maligne Lake are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Pyramid Lake Resort
      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 within a 15-minute walk of Jasper National Park and Pyramid Lake. Patricia Lake is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

        Sawridge Inn Jasper
        Sawridge Inn Jasper

        Sawridge Inn Jasper

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

          Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is Jasper National Park and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Icefields Parkway. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 1 mile (2 km). Jasper Station is 19 minutes by foot.

          Lobstick Lodge
          Lobstick Lodge

          Lobstick Lodge

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

            Situated in Jasper, this eco-friendly hotel is Jasper National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 15 minutes by foot.

            Chateau Jasper
            Chateau Jasper

            Chateau Jasper

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

              Situated in Jasper, this spa hotel is Jasper National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 14 minutes by foot.

              Mount Robson Inn CA $130
              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 a 15-minute walk of Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away. Jasper Station is 13 minutes by foot.

                Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise CA $177
                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 within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway. Patricia Lake and Maligne Lake are also within 6 mi (10 km). Jasper Station is 13 minutes by foot.