Pyramid Lake

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Cycle along nature paths and marvel at the diverse wildlife and thick forest that surrounds this tranquil lake in the Jasper National Park.

In the shadow of imposing Pyramid Mountain is a picturesque lake and one of the highlights of Jasper National Park. The tranquil setting of Pyramid Lake is popular with families and nature lovers for its excellent views and picnic areas. Choose from the many hiking trails that depart from the town of Jasper and pass through the scenic terrain of Jasper National Park.

Note how the lake, which has an area of around 300 acres (121 hectares), is shaped like a kidney. Gaze up at the rocky peaks to the northwest that include Pyramid Mountain, Mount Kinross and Cairngorm. In winter, capture photos of the scenic blend of green forests and snow-capped mountains reflected in the placid water.

Follow hiking paths through woodland to appreciate the serenity of this natural setting. When at their largest, the imposing Douglas fir trees that can be found throughout the national park have a trunk diameter of around 3.3 feet (1 meter). Spot elk, deer, moose and even black and grizzly bears among the wildlife. Gaze up to the skies for barred owl, Barrow’s goldeneye and the pied-billed grebe.

Climb Pyramid Mountain for sweeping views of the sparkling lake and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a picnic with your family at one of the many designated areas around the lake’s shores.

Rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboat from the Pyramid Lake Resort to take out on the water. Mountain biking, skating, and cross-country skiing equipment is also available. Embark on a guided horseback trip from the Jasper Riding Stables. Follow the Saturday Night Loop that runs alongside lakes, ponds and trees for 17 miles (29 kilometers) for a great overview of the park.

Learn about the secret battleship made of ice that lies beneath the lake’s surface. The construction was part of a 1940s wartime project to build an unsinkable ship, but plans were scrapped due to rising costs.

Pyramid Lake is just to the west of the Athabasca River in the heart of the Jasper National Park, approximately 10 minutes drive north of Jasper. The park is open daily the visitor center is open during business hours. A fee applies for admission to the park and on-site parking lots can be found throughout the national park. Pass Jasper Park Lodge, Riley Lake and Patricia Lake on your way here.

Top Hotels Close to Pyramid Lake

Forest Park Hotel
Forest Park Hotel
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
The price is $93 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$93
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
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! (1,242 reviews)
"Like everything in Jasper its over priced but a nice hotel"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Forest Park Hotel
Pyramid Lake Resort
Pyramid Lake Resort
3 out of 5
5 Km North On Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
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)
"We’ve been here several times and had never disappointed. The hotel is old but every year I see they do some renovations so I keep the resort nice and clean. The Pine restaurant menu doesn’t have a lots of choices but the quality is so good. The staff are nice and friendly. We love everything there ..."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Pyramid Lake Resort
Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
The price is $96 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$96
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
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! (1,321 reviews)
Pleasant stay
"Stayed for 3 nights. No housekeeping, which wasn’t ideal for 4 days, but they did top up our coffees when asked. About a 10 min walk to the main downtown area. There’s a hidden $2/per night they don’t tell you about (not a big deal, it’s for eco sustainability anyway). Underground parking was good ..."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Chateau Jasper
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.

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2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
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3 out of 5
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2.5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB, T0E1E0
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