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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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Jasper Inn and Suites C$205
Jasper Inn and Suites

Jasper Inn and Suites

98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
     
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in a national park, this hotel is steps from Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park. Patricia Lake and Maligne Lake are also within 6 mi (10 km). Jasper Station is 13 minutes by foot.

    Tonquin Inn C$170
    Tonquin Inn

    Tonquin Inn

    100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
       
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is in the mountains and within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway, and Jasper Activity Centre. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives and Jasper Municipal Library are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 14 minutes by foot.

      Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge C$299
      Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

      Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

      Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB
         
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Jasper resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway, and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course. Maligne Lake is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

        Chateau Jasper C$157
        Chateau Jasper

        Chateau Jasper

        96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
           
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Jasper, this spa hotel is steps from Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 15 minutes by foot.

          Lobstick Lodge C$143
          Lobstick Lodge

          Lobstick Lodge

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

            Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 15 minutes. Jasper Station is 15 minutes by foot.

            Sawridge Inn Jasper C$200
            Sawridge Inn Jasper

            Sawridge Inn Jasper

            76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
               
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Maligne Lake is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away. Jasper Station is 18 minutes by foot.

              Pyramid Lake Resort C$213
              Pyramid Lake Resort

              Pyramid Lake Resort

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

                Situated on a lake, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway. Patricia Lake and Pyramid Lake are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Marmot Lodge C$148
                Marmot Lodge

                Marmot Lodge

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

                  Located near the slopes, this Jasper motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jasper Station is 18 minutes by foot.