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Summer Activities - On Water

The Boathouse
Located on the shores of beautiful Lac Beauvert, The Boathouse offers paddleboats, canoes and guided Clipper tours. Exclusive to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: transparent kayaks, perfect for seeing fish and loons through the crystal clear water. Rental rates vary.

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Maligne Valley & Spirit Island Boat Cruise
Discover the history, geology and beauty of the famous Maligne valley.

White Water Rafting
With so many great rivers at our disposal, white water rafting has emerged as one of the most popular activities for visitors in Jasper. Jasper’s Class II and Class III white water on the Athabasca and Sunwapta Rivers has an adventure to satisfy everyone; for those who want a fun family activity to those who want a more thrill-seeking adventure. Not only does rafting enable you to view the magnificent scenery of the Park from a whole new perspective, it is also a great venue for family occasions, parties, and celebrations. Rocky Mountain River Guides focuses on customer satisfaction we excel at providing the ultimate experience from pick up to drop off, guest experience is paramount.

Guided Fly Fishing
Experience the excitement of fishing for Rainbow or Brook Trout and Northern Pike on one of Jasper's many lakes and rivers.

Miette Hot Springs
Relax in peaceful surroundings while soaking in the 40 degree celsius waters. The perfect end to a day of Rocky Mountain adventure!

Summer Activities - On Land

Outdoor Activity Centre

Feel like staying at the resort? We've got many fun activities right here - Stargazing, volleyball, soccer, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and even "Giant Jenga" are available for complimentary guest usage. Tennis courts are also on property, and racquet rentals are available.

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Stargazing  

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge invites you to discover the wonders of Jasper's pristine night sky every Saturday night from 8:00 – 9:30pm. A guided astronomy  session in our indoor planetarium followed by outdoor viewing at our boathouse. Learn about constellations and gaze into the universe through our high-powered telescope (weather permitting). You may even experience the magical Northern Lights! $20/adult, $10/child or $50/family of four. Includes hot chocolate to keep you warm! Sign up is required by 4:00pm at the concierge desk.  
Athabasca Falls
Discover the thundering waters of the mighty Athabasca as it rushes over the falls.

Horseback Riding
A variety of trail rides are offered just steps from your room through Jasper Park Stables Hourly, half day and full day excursions are available.

Mountain Biking
There are hundreds of trails to choose from in Jasper, no matter what your skill level. Rentals are available. Tandem bikes and cruisers are also available, as are kids' bikes and stroller attachments. A great way to spend the day with your family!

 Ice Explorer Tour
Journey down the Icefields Parkway, rated one of the Top 10 Most Scenic Drive in the World, and explore the Columbia glacier by bus. A must do!

Summer Activities - By Air

Icefield Helicopter Tours
An amazing way to see Jasper National Park. Trips to the Columbia Icefields and Mount Robson as well as heli hiking, heli yoga, and even heli weddings are available.

Jasper Tramway
The Jasper Tramway is a seven minute ride to the top of Whistler's Mountain, with a restaurant, gift shop, and some of the best views in the Rockies awaiting you.

Onsite Winter Activities

Skating on Lake Mildred
Skate around the 1.2km loop, or play hockey on one of the two groomed rinks. Rentals are available.

Tobogganing
We have a perfect sledding hill for the little ones to use right in front of The Lodge. Toboggan rentals are free for kids!

Natural Treasures 
Our Natural Treasures family program is designed to get the kids outside to explore the great outdoors in the summer and winter alike. This innovative scavenger hunt uses clues and GPS technology to help you find hidden heiroglyphs around the property. Cost is $20 per family - contact the Recreation Department.

*please note winter activities are subject to weather conditions. 

Offsite Winter Activities

Skiing & Snowboarding
Discover the new high speed chair, great terrain, and wide open spaces at Marmot Basin! The ski hill is only 20 minutes from The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and daily shuttles are available.

Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing
Travel by helicopter into the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains and experience the challenge of steep trees, the thrill of a glacier descent or the more relaxed pace of our gentler slopes as you explore more than 1,200,000 acres of back country ski terrain.

Cross Country Skiing
The perfect activity if downhill skiing isn’t your thing, or if you just want a change of pace. Over 300 kilometers of trails make Jasper one of the largest cross-country ski areas in Canada.  Please stop by the concierge desk to pick up a trail map or for an update on trail conditions.

High Country Helicopter Tours
See sights not available from a bus or car.  Offering breathtaking views of Jasper, and tours of some of the National Parks most popular landmarks. Please speak to The Fairmont Concierge for booking and details.

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
Explore a frozen wonderland on this guided tour through Maligne Canyon. Ice climbing is also available.

Dog Sledding
Take your family on the adventure of a lifetime! Speed through the heart of the forest to see the spectacular snow capped mountains and frozen waterfalls. Tours are available just outside the park - see Concierge to book.

Snowmobile Tours
Breathtakingly beautiful and surprisingly easy! Tours are available just outside the Park - see Concierge to book.

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