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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.