Patricia Lake

Vacation Travel Guide
Patricia Lake showing boating, mountains and landscape views

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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Top Hotels Close to Patricia Lake

Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is $109 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is in the mountains and within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives, and Jasper ...
3.7/5Good! (1,659 reviews)
"Dog friendly."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Tonquin Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is $123 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Icefields Parkway and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Patricia Lake. Maligne Lake and Fairmont ...
4.2/5Very Good! (808 reviews)
"Friendly staff, ample parking, modern kitchen facilities, renovated bathroom with walk in shower, and colourful, we’ll kept grounds. I would definitely recommend the Jasper Inn & Suites to others and I look forward to staying here again in the future."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
The price is $119 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jasper Activity Centre and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Icefields Parkway. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum ...
3.9/5Good! (986 reviews)
"Convenient location on the edge of town. The room overlooking the atrium was a little dark, but fine."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Sawridge Inn Jasper
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Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is $109 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Tonquin Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is $123 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
The price is $119 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is $112 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Chateau Jasper
Mount Robson Inn
Mount Robson Inn
2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
The price is $143 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Mount Robson Inn
Lobstick Lodge
Lobstick Lodge
2.5 out of 5
94 Geikie St, Po Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is $112 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Lobstick Lodge
Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge
2.5 out of 5
86 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is $117 per night from Oct 15 to Oct 15
Marmot Lodge
The Crimson Jasper
The Crimson Jasper
2.5 out of 5
200 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is $124 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
The Crimson Jasper
Pyramid Lake Resort
Pyramid Lake Resort
3 out of 5
5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB
The price is $179 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Pyramid Lake Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.