Gosh, I can’t believe it’s been just over a month and a half since we visited the Fairmont Jasper Lodge! It’s crazy how time flies. Before I begin, I wanted to note that this blog post is up later than I had anticipated. All the photos will be of our trip in September. As you know, Alberta has had recent snowfalls. So do keep that in mind when reading!
Now back to our trip to Jasper, Alberta.
We’ve been Calgarians for just over a year! As you know, our family loves to adventure around this beautiful province! There are so many “must-see” locations, that we just can’t help but visit them. One place in particular that I for sure thought we wouldn’t get to for a while was Jasper, Alberta. I’ve seen and heard so many great things about it, so naturally, I made a mental note and added it to our “to visit” list.
Thankfully we were able to make that dream a reality fairly quickly!
We spent a total of 3 nights and 4 days exploring and having fun in Jasper. And, I’m so excited to tell you all about it 😀
Where to Stay [Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge]
We had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in one of their Junior Suite Lake View Rooms! A gorgeous Luxury Signature Cabin! We had a perfect view of the emerald green lake, Lac Beauvert. Let me tell you, the scenery in Jasper, did not disappoint.
As a family of 5, we often find it hard to create space and boundaries for all of us when we are in a small one-bedroom hotel room.
Thankfully, with the Junior Suite Lake View, we were able to comfortably accommodate our big family for more than one day 🙂
The room has a sliding door option to create more of a day/night feeling! We used the pull-out couch to create a dark room for our two littles to fall asleep. So that us adults could wind down without having to worry about waking up the kids. Having this option is so convenient when you are travelling with littles.
Where to Eat [Fairmont Jasper]
We had a few options to eat on the property, but our favourite was definitely the Great Hall Gastropub. It is located in the main building of the Fairmont Jasper. The Great Hall offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner à la carte. The best part? Kids five and under eat FREE.
With that being said, we also enjoyed the in-room dining option as well! For those, who don’t feel comfortable sitting and eating inside a restaurant but still want to enjoy hotel dining. This is made for you!
On that note, what I really wanted to highlight was the incredible picnic basket prepared by Fitzhugh’s Fine Foods. The picnic baskets are perfect for a little fun under the sun and can be enjoyed on their great lawns! I would suggest that you call and order your picnic ahead of time so they have time prepare your basket for you 🙂
Where to Play [The Boathouse ]
Now time for the fun stuff, well all of it was fun, but these activities were enjoyed by all of us. YEP, even the kiddos. Where do I start?
Well, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, has an incredible view of Lac Beauvert. If you ever make your way to Jasper and have a chance to stop into the Fairmont. I highly recommend renting a canoe from the Boathouse and drifting through the crystal water. I promise you won’t regret it.
In addition to the Canoe rentals, the Boathouse also offers bike rentals. Now, I would be lying if I wasn’t a bit terrified about how that would go. We did have a few tears because the colour of the bike wasn’t the right one. BUT, once they got over it, the kids were zooming around us in no time.
Jasper SkyTram [ Where to play]
I wanted to insert a little blurp about the Jasper Skytram because our experience was so much fun. The Jasper skytram takes you up 2,263 metres onto Whistlers Mountain. From there you can hike the Summit Trail to the peak for an amazing 360° views of six mountain range. – including Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies
Things to consider while staying at the Fairmont Jasper Lodge Park.
It was an absolute pleasure to venture to the Fairmont Jasper Lodge Park. We were able to enjoy the last couple of weeks of sun in such a picturesque location. We had mountain views for days and it’s was exactly what we needed gearing up to the crazy fall/winter season.
In addition, I wanted to note that upon arrival to the Fairmont Jasper, they take your temperature at the gate and provide you with your PPE. On top of that, they had social distancing measures in place when eating in the restaurant or using the pool. We wore masks around the property and inside the building.
Our family felt extremely safe visiting and with little children, it can get tough. But with so much nature around us, we utilize as much of the property as we could to keep all of us happy!
We are so thankful that our family had this amazing opportunity to work with the Fairmont Jasper and cover some of the amazing amenities, dining and activities they had to offer 🙂