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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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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge £306
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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

    Conveniently located near to the ski slopes, this Jasper resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course. Maligne Lake is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

    Sawridge Inn Jasper £218
    Sawridge Inn Jasper

    Sawridge Inn Jasper

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

      Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is situated in the mountains, within 1 mile (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper National Park, and is convenient for winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Icefields Parkway is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away. Jasper Station is 19 minutes by foot.

      Jasper Inn and Suites £234
      Jasper Inn and Suites

      Jasper Inn and Suites

      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.

        Pyramid Lake Resort £272
        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.

          Tonquin Inn £201
          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.

            Lobstick Lodge £195
            Lobstick Lodge

            Lobstick Lodge

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

              Located near to the slopes, this Jasper hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper National Park, and is convenient for winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jasper Station is 15 minutes by foot.

              Whistler's Inn £219
              Whistler's Inn

              Whistler's Inn

              105 Miette Ave, Jasper, AB
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Jasper National Park and Icefields Parkway, and is convenient for winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Patricia Lake is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Jasper Station is only a 1-minute walk.

                Chateau Jasper £217
                Chateau Jasper

                Chateau Jasper

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

                  Situated in Jasper, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper National Park. Icefields Parkway and Patricia Lake are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jasper Station is 14 minutes by foot.