Entertainment & Leisure on Your Jasper Holiday
Just need to get away from it all and take it easy for awhile?? Jasper offers a very relaxing environment in the Rocky Mountains. A clean atmosphere and peaceful area, it is the spot where you can relax and enjoy the fresh outdoors.
Jasper offers a wide variety of Restaurants for your dining pleasure. Check out our Dining Guide. There is plenty of Pubs and Clubs if you want to go out on the town for the night. Just want to kick back and relax or go for a little stroll, check out the Leisure section.
- Astoria Hotel - Dead Dog Bar & Grill
- Features a big screen TV, VLTs, darts, shuffleboard and cook your own steaks. Happy hour on Fridays is a favorite for locals.
- Amethyst Lodge - Room With a View Lobby Lounge
- Mountain view. Big screen TV. Food / Drink Specials.
- Athabasca Hotel - The Night Club
- Features top 40 bands and dancing; pub and games room adjacent. O'Shea's Lounge has a video lottery.
- Buckles Saloon
- Country and western music and dancing. Cowboy food and decor.
- Chateau Jasper - Bonhomme Lounge
- Quiet and relaxing. Features a harpist nightly.
- Jasper Inn - Dining Lounge
- Overlooks the pool. Snacks and sports TV.
- Jasper Park Lodge
- Emerald Room - (with fireplace) and Palisade Lounge are quiet, comfortable and overlook Lac Beauvert. Tent City has top 40 DJ dancing, nightly specials and video lottery.
- Marmot Lodge - Echoes Lounge
- Fireside seating. Food / drink specials.
- Nick's Bar
- Glass-enclosed atrium. Sports and ski movies on big-screen TV. Occasional piano music. Food & snacks.
- Pete's on Patricia
- High energy dancing, DJ and wild lights at night. Quieter lounging during the day. Light fare. Speciality drinks.
- Sawridge Hotel
- Darts, big screen sports TV, pool, dance floor at Champs. Walter's is a quiet fireside lounge with drink specials, snacks and VLTs.
- Toyko Tom's Place
- Sing or listen to others at Tom's Karaoke Bar after 10 pm.
- Villa Caruso
- Counter and table seating in the dining room bar.
- Whistlers Inn - Whistle Stop
- Neighbourhood Pub. Fireplace, draft beer, darts, pool and big-screen sports TV.
Leisurely Ways to Spend a Day
Just want to take it easy for awhile. There is plenty of leisurely activities to entertain yourself around Jasper.
Laying on a sandy beach around one of Jasper's crystal clear lakes is an enjoyable way to spend a day. Pyramid Lake, Lake Annette and Lake Edith offer sandy beaches and are usually warm enough for swimming during the summer months. Lake Annette has a large grassy area suitable for a variety of lawn sports, frisby tossing etc. Both Pyramid Lake and Lake Annette are equiped with picnic sites. Horseshoe Lake offers clear, crisp and colorful swimming environment. Surrounded by cliffs of varying heights, it is ideal for a little cliff diving. The water is deep and usually a little on the chilly side, but refreshing.
Play a round of golf at the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Coarse. Jasper offers a world class golf coarse complete with sand traps, water, and the odd creature like Elk or Canada Geese running around on the fairways.
Go for a leisurely stroll up the trail at Mt. Edith Cavell. The trail leads up to meadows high up and across from Angel Glacier. It's a little bit of vertical elevation climb but the view is spectacular.
Zip out to Miette Hot Springs and soak your bones for awhile in a natural hot springs heat pool. Miette Hot Springs is the hottest natural heated spring pool in the Rockies. The water emerging from the ground is 57 degrees C. and cooled to 40 degrees before entering the pools. There are two pools for soaking, one is wheel chair accessible. About a 45 minute drive from Jasper.
Visit Jasper's Aquatic Center. This $2.3 million complex has a 25 meter pool, a 55 meter water slide, hot pool and steam room. This is a popular spot for families. Just outside there are public tennis courts (indoor & outdoor) and volley ball courts.
Jasper's Activity Center has raquet ball and squash courts. If your into pumping iron, there is a weight training room as well.
Enjoy a day out with the family at a picnic site. The Sixth Bridge, Meeting of the Waters, Pyramid Lake, Lake Annette and a few other areas are equiped with picnic facilities; tables, fire pits, etc. Most picnic areas are near water.
For the slightly more energetic, how about a little day hike. There are a wide variety of scenic trails close to the townsite ranging from a few km upto 20 km or more. Trailheads can be reached either by walking or a short drive. Parks Canada Information Centers provide detailed maps for all of these trails.
There is something for everyone. Check with the Parks Canada Information Center for more information on how to spend your time and enjoy Jasper.