A Weekend Getaway at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is located in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 700-acre property is situated on Lac Beauvert and hosts Canada’s #1 Stanley Thompson Golf Course, which I didn’t get a chance to play on my rainy weekend. This would also be the perfect place to stay during the winter! There’s ice skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing right outside your cabin door.
This resort consists of lakeside cabins, 8-plexes, and only a few rooms within the main hotel building. It’s a bit of a walk from where my suite was located to the main building. You can drive or call the concierge and they will send someone to pick you up and transport you around the property.
It was a rainy weekend during my stay, but I couldn’t have asked for a better suite—in a newly renovated 8-plex—with a wood-burning fireplace to curl up next to and a deep bathtub to soak in after exploring the property! I think this suite is larger than my own condo. The king-sized bed was also the most comfortable bed I’ve stayed at in many years!
This resort offers a few dining options. I had tea and an appetizer of chicken wings in The Emerald Lounge by a cozy fireplace. For dinner, I chose to stay inside and enjoy my suite so I ordered room service—delicious French Onion Soup and a refreshing Watermelon, Feta, and Prawn salad.
My stay wasn’t long enough to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or swimming, and the weather wasn’t on my side for basking in the sun by the outdoor pool, either! On my next stay, I would love to experience the spa and take advantage of more which the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers.
On my drive to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, I stopped at Columbia Icefield and experienced walking on Athabasca Glacier as well as venturing out onto the glass-bottomed skywalk, courtesy of Pursuit Collection! Two “must do” activities near Jasper! The other adventure I did on this trip, was a Maligne Lake Cruise to see Spirit Island. It was foggy, rainy, and smoky so these make for interesting photos!