Aim to arrive in Jasper prior to your 3pm check in time to take advantage of everything Jasper has to offer. Upon arrival in Jasper, consider visiting Jasper Skytram; where you will be whisked into the Canadian Alpine at an astonishing 2,263 meters with 360° panoramic views of Jasper. In spring, visitors can expect to encounter snow when they arrive at the top of the tram. Warm waterproof boots would be the recommended footwear in spring. For adventure seekers embarking up the 1.5 kilometer hike to the summit of Whistler’s Mountain, we strongly suggest wearing ice cleats.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers complimentary ice cleat rentals to all guests, so if you think that you will make this trek, please stop by the hotel prior to your journey up the tram to take advantage of this offer for a safer hiking experience. Once at Whistler’s Summit, visitors will be rewarded with spanning views that capture both Alberta and British Columbia’s mountain ranges. Non-hikers may enjoy the views from the comfort of Summit Cafe, which has light snacks and beverages available with stunning views.
As you drive through the town of Jasper, contemplate taking a short detour to stop at Bear Paw Bakery for a local treat on your way to Pyramid Lake Island where you will cross a wooden bridge before embarking on a scenic 2 kilometer lakeshore trail. Along the lake you will find many benches offering stunning views where you can peacefully take in your surroundings. Depending on the snow/ice melt, this trail may be surprisingly ice covered even in spring. If you have ice cleats, these are recommended to have just in case the trail conditions are still slippery.
In the afternoon, arrive at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge to check in to your room or cabin. Have a seat in our Emerald Lounge overlooking the pristine Lac Beauvert while enjoying a refreshing drink after a successful afternoon of adventure.
Visit our Recreation Centre and relax in our heated outdoor pool to rejuvenate after your long journey. Soak up the views from our outdoor hot tub, and look forward to your evening delights as your appetite builds.
Finish your first day off with dinner by the fire in The Great Hall, where you will enjoy locally curated cuisine, complemented by our local live musician filling the room with contemporary music and a relaxing atmosphere.
For your post meal drink, try our Signature Bottled Cocktails available for purchase from Fitzhugh’s Fine Foods or delivery from our in room dining team.