During a recent weekend trip to Jasper, we decided to stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. We had been longing for a trip for quite some time and finally hotels were re-opening from the shutdown. So, we hit the road for a weekend getway.
Located just 7 KM from the town centre, the Jasper Park Lodge resort has 442 guest rooms and cabins and is build on the shores of Lac Beauvert with incredible mountain views.
Due to COVID protocols, it did take a little longer than we would have liked to check in and get access to the room, but there was plenty around to keep us busy while we waited.
To be completely honest, for the price, the room was underwhelming. It was clean and comfortable but for the price, nothing special. But, we did opt for just a basic room but I’m sure that the cabins closer to the lake are pretty fantastic.
In normal times, there are 8 restaurants on the property. However, due to times, most were not yet open. The Emerald Lounge & Patio was open and a fantastic choice. They have both indoor and outdoor seating and the view is unreal.
It’s a great place to unwind after a day in the car or out enjoying the great outdoors. The food was really good and the cocktails even greater.
There are plenty of activities on or around the resort. But, the highlight is probably their award-winning golf course. In fact, the course that has been named Canada’s #1 Golf Resort for the past 20 years according to SCOREGolf Magazine. So, if you are a golfer, probably worth booking a tee time.
The Boathouse, near the lake, is where you can rent kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, stand up paddleboards and bikes. There are many hiking, biking and walking trails accessible around the property.
Other popular summer activities are horseback riding and swimming in the outdoor heated pool.
During the winter months, guests can ice skate on Beauvert Lake or cross-country ski around the property.
If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, they have a 10,000 square foot spa and plenty of lounge chairs around to property to sit an enjoy the view.
Unfortunately, while we were there we didn’t get to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern lights). Instead of staying up or waking up for no reason, you can put in a request with the front desk for a wake up call, if they are visible.
Finally, if you are looking for more things to do in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, below are some links to posts that might interest you.
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