The lodge is located a few minutes outside the main town of Jasper, inside the vast wilderness of the National Park that bears its name. Jasper itself sits at one end of the famed Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic driving routes, and also has a well-served train station. Daily shuttles run from the station to the lodge and its surrounding chalets and cabins, which sit on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert, overlooked by the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Breakfast is served in the newly opened ORSO Trattoria, which in the evening becomes an Italian restaurant offering specialty dishes with locally farmed ingredients. Other possibilities include the Emerald Lounge, open from 11:30am through to the early hours and serving gourmet burgers, bar food, and local beer; you can sit out on the patio in the summer evenings or by the fireside in winter. Evening dining is also available at the Oka Sushi bar and The Moose’s Nook Chophouse, which specialises in wild game, organic meats, and local seafood. A 24/7 in-room dining service includes picnic basket and “cook your own” BBQ options, to be enjoyed on your cabin veranda.
Accommodation comprises a small village of well-appointed log cabins, connected by a series of paths, and occasionally visited by some of the park’s more permanent residents (elk, caribou, squirrels etc). Most of the rooms and suites are found beyond the main lodge building and are available in a range of sizes and specifications. Guests can opt for lake and mountain views, and many cabins come with wood-burning fireplaces and stoves. Larger parties seeking maximum comfort – or couples in search of seclusion - should consider one of the resort’s signature luxury cabins.
Onsite winter activities include skating and curling on the adjacent Lake Mildred, tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and the fast-growing sport of fat tire biking. Meanwhile, less than 20 minutes away – and serviced by shuttle from the hotel - Marmot Basin provides 1,675 acres of skiable terrain to suit all abilities of skier and snowboarder. In the warmer months, the dramatically situated and #1 ranked golf resort in Canada – the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club - is open for business. The summer also presents the chance to play tennis, go mountain-biking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, white water rafting, boating and canoeing on Lac Beauvert, or just tour and enjoy the natural spectacle of the park itself. Guests can also choose to unwind at the Lodge’s Spa, rated by Conde Naste the #4 resort spa in the country.