Wondering to visit a place that gives a taste of wide-ranging, multi-faceted activities in the arms of nature’s magnificence? Somewhere in this nature adorned with clear skies, tall pines, high mountains, lovely weather that can make you grin, not even smile?
Then, you can surely add Pyramid lake to your travel list. Located in Jasper National park, Alberta, Canada, Pyramid lake is a kidney-shaped lake that finds its address at the end of Pyramid lake road.
This lake empties itself in the Athabasca River. Pyramid lake provides a perfect place for the visitors for its broad spectrum of activities like hiking, boating, fishing, and many others to add clip art to your memories.
Jasper national park is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. Starting with the World Heritage site, Jasper National Park is home to a wide range of plants and animals and decorated with impressive picturesque mountains, lakes, rivers, etc. You will never regret a moment spent at this wild place.
Here we provide you 10 reasons to visit pyramid lake-
1) First delightful neighbor – Pyramid island
You wouldn’t just be visiting Pyramid lake, but also many other unique places in its neighborhood. Let’s take a tour around Pyramid lake:
Pyramid Island is an island with billion-dollar views. The place provides free parking services. An appealing bridge connects the Pyramid island with the mainland in Jasper, which is 7.5 km away. So, leave your parking worries back.
Don’t miss a walk through this bridge. While on the bridge, click photos of Patricia lake, Athabasca Falls, Pyramid Mountain, you with your family, pets, and friends for a perfect album, Instagram stories, beautiful memories while walking on this bridge.
Get a thrill out of the embellishment you get while walking through this bridge. The perfect sceneries serve as a perfect embellishment here.
Want to go to Pyramid lake from Pyramid island? There’s a simple yet amazingly adventurous way to do this-paddle a boat and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Be sure to reach Pyramid island during the daytime. It is closed at night.
Preferably, reach here during the morning and enjoy the momentous sunrise and stay here until the horizon devours the Sun and paints the sky with one of the most beautiful sunsets.
2) Second delightful neighbor – Pyramid lake resort
Worried about where will you stay? No worries. The Pyramid lake resort has got it all covered. At a small distance of 6 km from the Jasper townsite, Pyramid lake resort is perfect for spending quality time near the lake. For a pleasing place like Pyramid lake, your heart will be bound to extend the trip.
We have reasons to prove the previous lines. Here we go!
Pyramid lake resort has 62 guest rooms with a unique and cozy chalet-style alpine theme. Imagine it is winter. Winter brings in some very cool things to do here. What would you want in cold weather?
A fireplace, hot tub, snowshoe rentals, ice skating, sleigh rides for getting a view of glaciers, frozen shore, mountain? Pyramid lake resort provides you with all and much more.
But a year also brings summer. Enjoy the great service of the Pyramid lake resort and beat the heat with canoe rental boating facilities of the Pyramid lake resort.
They have the facility of executive loft, which gives a spectacular view of a frozen lake, mountain, and wilderness around.
The next type of room is- Cavell room. Allow yourself to soak in the fresh air of the neighboring mountain as you praise your balcony’s view. You get a mini-fridge in your non-smoking rooms open year-round.
Although you get 62 guest rooms to choose from, I’ll suggest you grab a balcony room and treat your eyes to this breathtaking lake under clear skies, touched by an alluring breeze, and under a pretty mountain. Enjoy the perfect movie named “Pyramid lake” with front row seats offered by Pyramid lake resort.
3) Third delightful neighbor – Pyramid Mountain
What kind of paintings do you think are most bewitching when brushes stroke canvas? The majority will say- the ones where there is nature. I agree, though no offense for the ones who disagree.
Imagine a painting with a blue sky like a plain cloth with clouds like cotton on it. Under this sky is the mountain with contrasting colors with the sky above it and a blue-colored lake near its foot. Isn’t this painting easy on the eye?
Now wonder how winsome it would be to see this painting on a real canvas, with no paints but the natural elements. Pyramid mountain brings this canvas to life. If you’re in Jasper, your eyes will surely catch sight of Pyramid mountain, but if you’re near Pyramid lake, then your eyes will not miss any chance of adoring the natural beauty of Pyramid Lake.
Did this bring a smile to your face? Thank the glaciers for this. These mountains were formed when the retreating glaciers left behind small lakes.
Be ready to see and get impressed as to how the mountain sees itself in the crystal clear waters of Pyramid lake. This lake is nothing less than a mirror for nature to adore how charming it is.
Many of the fun activities of Pyramid lake are divided by the bars of seasons-some are winter-worthy, while others are summer-supportive. But, the Pyramid mountain is open year-round to watch. Hurrah!
4) Buddy, it’s paddling time!
Jasper national park is a World Heritage site that serves as a collection of many lakes, but Pyramid lake is none like other lakes. A boating experience is a must to take where there is a lake! It is soothingly calm, making outdoor activities around and in it worth printing in polaroid images.
Now when I say calm waters, many fun-filled activities would’ve popped up in your mind. Let me express- Kayaks, get ready for kayaking, put on your life jackets and get yourselves geared up for canoeing (you can take a canoe on rent from Pyramid lake resort), folks, paddle your spirits up for a paddleboat, pack all the things you’ll need while boating because you’ll be up for a water adventure like no other.
Watch up for mountain views in the abode of nature near this lake. Would you manage to stay still for a while in this lake? If yes, then bring fishing rods with you. Pyramid Lake is home to a wide variety of aquatic life, making it a perfect place for fishing.
To name some, you’ll find Rainbow trout and Lake trout in the waters here.
Happy times enjoying the aqua-ventures here at Pyramid Lake!
5) Winter’s knocked! Why wait? Let’s Ice Skate…
Not all places around the world offer enough snow for ice skating. Spare some time and visit pyramid lake during winter. Winter brings the joy of ice skating here. The lake completely freezes in winter, and as the year approaches its end, it turns itself into an icy paradise.
What can you do?
Remember I mentioned the activities that the Pyramid lake resort offers on rent? Now is the time to dive into these activities. The Pyramid lake resort has saved a section on the Pyramid lake to offer ice skating. Want to wander in the lake’s periphery and enjoy winter at the same time? Try a snowshoe tour.
Not sure if you’ll be able to snowshoe? Don’t worry, and you can try fat bike rentals. If you find an elevation gain in this area and are confident enough, try cross-country skiing over this region. Fat biking is an experience not worth missing.
All these activities increase the zest of the Pyramid lake exponentially.
Gather as many memories as you can during your winter visit to Pyramid Lake and Pyramid lake resort.
6) Delicacies it is!
Everything seems better when you have delicious food to eat. Wouldn’t it be a cherry on top if you get to eat your meals near this Pyramid lake?
The Pines restaurant
The Pines restaurant is located at the Pyramid lake resort. It serves the best food to make your visit to Pyramid lake memorable.
Let’s picture this scenario- It is a cold winter morning, and you get hot chocolate in your queen bed. The pines restaurant makes it possible. They bring this scenario to reality.
In the early morning, waking up to eat breakfast with the scenic of the Pyramid Lake in the background and picnic tables all set with fast delivery systems. What else can be a better start to the day?
Planning to come to Pyramid lake resort with your partner? The Pines restaurant will indeed arrange a romantic dinner for your perfect evening.
Planning to come to Pyramid lake resort with your family? The restaurant will indeed arrange picnic tables for your perfect family outing.
The restaurant provides amazing facilities for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The next is the Sunhouse Café which is only 4.7 km from Pyramid lake resort. A café that serves healthy, vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free Canadian and Contemporary Australian food.
Harvest Food and Drinks
Want a blast of drinks? Have a meal at the Harvest Food and Drinks which too is just 4.7km away from Pyramid lake resort. They offer fabulous smoothies, pies, wine, beer, and many other vegetarian dishes.
Great food, happy mood!
7) Take a shot of…
“Every moment in life can be captured with just one click.” Immortalize your experience at Pyramid lake with jaw-dropping photographs.
If you ask me which season is best for photography here, I will say all seasons. Each season garnishes Pyramid lake and its surrounding area in a beautiful yet unique way.
You can take panoramic shots time-lapse videos of the Pyramid lake resting near the mountain’s foot with a moving sky above it. Collect your experience with the selfies innumerable videos of you and your loved ones in the abode of nature’s magnificence smiling wide.
Explore Jasper’s mountain landscape and show your photography skills during these trails. Visit pyramid lake resort and pyramid lake during the sunset and sunrise and capture the picturesque Sun in the middle of the bridge that leads to Pyramid Island. Snapshot of a bridge leading its way towards Sun- Aah! What a snap it would be.
Fill your camera roll with the images of you fat biking, the moment when you paddleboat, of cross country skiing, hiking, singing and enjoying near the fireplace, your tasty foods, and all other outdoor activities. Photographers believe that Pyramid lake is the best place for photography in Jasper and the Canadian Rockies.
So what’s keeping you waiting? Grab your cameras and- “Why stop taking pictures when you’re at Pyramid lake?”
8) Leave the roads, take the trails
We’ve always walked on roads. Let’s change our route and take trails. Pyramid lake provides some of the most fabulous trails in Jasper. Some of them will take you to the city of Jasper, while others will take you to the pleasing Patricia lake.
On the Pyramid lake road, Patricia lake will be the first lake to catch your site, even before the Pyramid lake. It is simply pretty!
The ones who love mountain bikes onsite will love this lake. You can also go to Pyramid mountain with your mountain bike onsite. The trail of Pyramid lake is around 6.6 miles with a small elevation of 200 meters which makes it perfect for hiking for old age people. This trail provides worthy hiking opportunities around the lake loop.
Someone has rightly quoted-“When life gives you a mountain, out on your boots and hike.” Just take the first step; you’ll be obliged by the place’s beauty to take the second step in hiking.
If you have a strong will and the motive to view Jasper from the top, then hike yourselves to the peak of Pyramid mountain. It may be an exhausting 33 km long journey, but it’s worth the hiking. Options are many.
Hire a mountain bike, or else convince your legs to bear the efforts of taking you to the top. Either way, the trail would be unforgettable!
9) A town not far away
The town of jasper is just a few kilometers away from Pyramid lake. So if you’re visiting Jasper and have got some extra time, then you can surely pay a visit to Pyramid lake. You’re on the Pyramid lake road, just 5 km away from Pyramid lake. Don’t let go away the opportunity to watch Pyramid lake if you’re this close to it.
Health is wealth. Many people jog for their morning workouts. If you live in Jasper, you can cover this 5 km distance as your workout session with winning picturesque passing by the Pyramid lake. Indeed, this jog would be a stress buster and a mood refresher.
Imagine you’ve come for a vacation to Pyramid lake, but unfortunately, you forget some important things to bring with you. As the town of jasper is very near, getting those things would be an easy task.
All the basic facilities will be easily available to you during your vacation. Basking in the charm of the Pyramid lake, you still would be just a few minutes away from the township. Two birds, one stone it is!
10) Swim Time
Swimming and the lake have always been inseparable. They are the things that complement each other and have held hands since time unknown. The Canadian Rockies don’t provide many lakes with an optimum temperature to dive in.
But this lake does have the proper temperature to allow you to swim. Winters restrict the swimming in the lake, but we have summer for us. Jump into the lake’s warm water and enjoy the rejuvenating swimming experience in the lake.
Swim with your heart in it because it’s just you and the water. Splash, stroke, and enjoy to your fullest while swimming here.
Lodge at the lake resort and have fun swimming, kayaking, canoeing, watching sunsets and sunrises, going on nearby hiking trails, or else adore the view from the balcony of your lodge. Pyramid lake adventures are extensive. You can rent them at affordable prices.
Let the winter amaze you with its services of snowshoe rentals, ice skating, fat biking, fireplace, etc.
Treat yourself to an authentic lakeside experience in Alberta, Canada, with the Pyramid lake. Appreciate the eternal and pure beauty of the lake and take back a bag full of happy memories with you!
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