5 Picnic Perfect Spots at Jasper Park Lodge

Our adventure-ready picnic baskets are perfect for a full day of sightseeing. Grab a wicker basket and follow our lead! We’ll take you to the most Instagram-able picnic spots around Jasper Park Lodge.

Your Pre-Picnic Checklist

  • Order a picnic from Fitzhugh’s Fine Foods (Place your order 2 – 4 hours ahead of your planned picnic time so we can package everything fresh for you)
  • Grab your camera (or smart phone)
  • Pick your picnic-perfect spot!

1. The Sundeck’s

These lakeside mini decks are the perfect cove to tuck into for an afternoon picnic. Recline and dine in Adirondack chairs while overlooking the emerald waters of Lac Beauvert. Take your pick of scenic centerpiece – we have a collection of sundecks situated around the lake facing either the Whistlers, Signal or Pyramid Mountain peaks.

Photo Credit: @solovely.life
woman looking out to the lake and mountains

2. Whistler’s Plateau

Just a short stroll away from the Main Lodge is Whistler’s Plateau. As the name suggests it provides sprawling views of Whistler’s Mountain and even a glimpse of the golf course’s 16th tee across the lake. The wide vista opens up leaving plenty of space to lay out your gram-ready picnic setup. This perfectly private plateau is situated away from the Main Lodge so the only photo bombers you’ll have to worry about are any lingering wildlife!

couple enjoying picnic by the lake

3. Beauvert Plateau

If you’re looking for a livelier scene, Beauvert Plateau is your people watching place. Located in the center of the action, it’s the perfect spot to add some dimension to your pictures. Choose from an abundance of backdrops – the Main Lodge, beautiful lake and mountain views or the surrounding suites. While you’re here, add some adventure to your photo repertoire and head down to The Boathouse après picnic for a paddle out on Lac Beauvert!

Photo Credit: Luana Torres
woman waiting on a blanket with a picnic basket
woman looking out to the lake and mountains while sitting on a picnic blanket on grass at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

4. Old Fort Point

Work up an appetite before you indulge – take the hike up to Old Fort Point and revel in the cascading views of Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper Townsite and the surrounding rivers and peaks. There are plenty of flat ground checkpoints on the way up so don’t feel pressure to go all the way the top. This view makes for the perfect panorama or bring your wide-angle lens so the camera can capture it all!

Credit: Cheng Feng Chiang

5. Cabin Corner

Nestle into the forest covered corner just outside Outlook and Point Cabin. The grassy area down the hill is perfectly shaded and equally beautiful when the late afternoon sun spills in through the trees. The log exteriors of these rustic cabins are giving cozy getaway vibes, and we are living for it. This is where you’ll want to capture that quintessential checkered blanket shot – oh so Canadiana!

A man and a woman sit on the grass while the man pours the woman a glass of champagne. Both are sharing a picnic with cabins in the background at Jasper Park Lodge.

*BONUS* Trefoil Lake

Almost as if it was made for the moment, there are no shortage of picnic tables down at Trefoil Lake. Featuring private views of Pyramid Mountain, this picturesque spot captures the perfect angles of Jasper’s iconic landmark. Perfect for groups or a table for two, Trefoil Lake is the hidden gem on property accessible by trail on the far side of the grounds.

*Tablecloths and table décor not provided. Trefoil Lake may be closed due to a private event, please check-in with concierge before entering the area. 

trefoil lake bbq setup
trefoil lake bbq setup next to forest

Picnic Perfect Spots

Cabin Corner

Nestle into the forest covered corner just outside Outlook and Point Cabin. The grassy area down the hill is perfectly shaded and equally beautiful as the late afternoon sun spills in through the trees.

Walking Distance: 8 minutes
The Sundeck

These lakeside mini decks are the perfect cove to tuck into for an afternoon picnic. Recline and dine in Adirondack chairs while overlooking the emerald waters of Lac Beauvert. A collection of sundecks are situated around the lake so you can take your pick of Whistlers, Signal or Pyramid Mountain as a scenic centerpiece.

Walking Distance: 3 minutes
trefoil lake bbq setup
Trefoil Lake

Almost as if it was made for the moment, there are no shortage of picnic tables down at Trefoil Lake. Featuring private views of Pyramid Mountain, this picturesque spot is by far the quietest on the list. Made for the biggest of groups or table for two, Trefoil Lake is the hidden gem on property accessible by trail on the far side of the grounds. This is where you’ll want to grab that quintessential checkered blanket shot!

*Tablecloths and table décor not provided.

Walking Distance: 12 minutes
couple enjoying picnic by the lake
Whistler Plateau

Just a short stroll away from the Main Lodge is Whistler’s Plateau. As the name suggests it provides sprawling views of Whistler’s Mountain and even a glimpse of the golf course’s 16th tee across the lake. The wide vista opens up leaving plenty of space to lay out your gram-ready picnic setup.

Walking Distance: 4 minutes
woman waiting on a blanket with a picnic basket
Beauvert Plateau

Located in the center of the action, it’s the perfect spot to add some props to your pictures. Choose from an abundance of backdrops featuring the Main Lodge, The Boathouse, beautiful lake and mountain views or the surrounding suites.

Walking Distance: 3 minutes
Old Fort Point

Old Fort Point is a prominent bedrock hill standing 130 m above the river. Rounded on its south side, cliffy on its north side, Old Fort Point is a classic roche moutonnée: a bedrock knob shaped by glaciers.

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