Patricia Lake

Patricia Lake showing boating, mountains and landscape views
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Patricia Lake

Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $108 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Jasper. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,288 reviews)
"The room was lovely"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Forest Park Hotel
Forest Park Hotel
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
The price is $117 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Jasper. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,201 reviews)
"very clean, great location, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Pyramid Lake Resort
Pyramid Lake Resort
3 out of 5
5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $198 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Jasper. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
Would stay again.
"Beautiful location, just outside of town. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Room was very comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

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Best Lodging Options Near Patricia Lake

Lobstick Lodge
Lobstick Lodge
2.5 out of 5
94 Geikie St, Po Box 1200, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
Forest Park Hotel
Forest Park Hotel
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
Pyramid Lake Resort
Pyramid Lake Resort
3 out of 5
5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
Jasper Inn & Suites by INNhotels
Jasper Inn & Suites by INNhotels
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Pine Bungalows
Pine Bungalows
2.5 out of 5
2 Cottonwood Creek Rd, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge
2.5 out of 5
86 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
4 out of 5
Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
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