Pyramid Lake

Vacation Travel Guide

Cycle along nature paths and marvel at the diverse wildlife and thick forest that surrounds this tranquil lake in the Jasper National Park.

In the shadow of imposing Pyramid Mountain is a picturesque lake and one of the highlights of Jasper National Park. The tranquil setting of Pyramid Lake is popular with families and nature lovers for its excellent views and picnic areas. Choose from the many hiking trails that depart from the town of Jasper and pass through the scenic terrain of Jasper National Park.

Note how the lake, which has an area of around 300 acres (121 hectares), is shaped like a kidney. Gaze up at the rocky peaks to the northwest that include Pyramid Mountain, Mount Kinross and Cairngorm. In winter, capture photos of the scenic blend of green forests and snow-capped mountains reflected in the placid water.

Follow hiking paths through woodland to appreciate the serenity of this natural setting. When at their largest, the imposing Douglas fir trees that can be found throughout the national park have a trunk diameter of around 3.3 feet (1 meter). Spot elk, deer, moose and even black and grizzly bears among the wildlife. Gaze up to the skies for barred owl, Barrow’s goldeneye and the pied-billed grebe.

Climb Pyramid Mountain for sweeping views of the sparkling lake and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a picnic with your family at one of the many designated areas around the lake’s shores.

Rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboat from the Pyramid Lake Resort to take out on the water. Mountain biking, skating, and cross-country skiing equipment is also available. Embark on a guided horseback trip from the Jasper Riding Stables. Follow the Saturday Night Loop that runs alongside lakes, ponds and trees for 17 miles (29 kilometers) for a great overview of the park.

Learn about the secret battleship made of ice that lies beneath the lake’s surface. The construction was part of a 1940s wartime project to build an unsinkable ship, but plans were scrapped due to rising costs.

Pyramid Lake is just to the west of the Athabasca River in the heart of the Jasper National Park, approximately 10 minutes drive north of Jasper. The park is open daily; the visitor center is open during business hours. A fee applies for admission to the park and on-site parking lots can be found throughout the national park. Pass Jasper Park Lodge, Riley Lake and Patricia Lake on your way here.

Top Hotels Close to Pyramid Lake

Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $121 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives, and Jasper ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,110 reviews)
"I did not like being greeted with a $50 damage deposit for each night - not mentioned in our booking! I did not like the "male" receptionist informing me that alternative accommodation could be found (By me) if I did not present my credit card the next morning, even though I paid by Direct Debit ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2021

Chateau Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives, and Jasper Municipal Library. ...
3.9/5 Good! (996 reviews)
"Great property in heart of Jasper National Park"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Sawridge Inn Jasper
Pyramid Lake Resort
Pyramid Lake Resort
3 out of 5
5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $199 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pyramid Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of Patricia Lake and Jasper Activity Centre. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
"Beautiful surrounding."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

Pyramid Lake Resort
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Lobstick Lodge
Lobstick Lodge
2.5 out of 5
94 Geikie St, Po Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $115 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Lobstick Lodge
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $121 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Chateau Jasper
Pyramid Lake Resort
Pyramid Lake Resort
3 out of 5
5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $199 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Pyramid Lake Resort
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $130 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge
2.5 out of 5
86 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $136 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Marmot Lodge
Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Tonquin Inn
Mount Robson Inn
Mount Robson Inn
2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $130 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Mount Robson Inn
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
4 out of 5
Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB
The price is CA $259 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
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