While the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge may subscribe to Jasper’s claim of "Cabins, not Condos," the Fairmont Signature Cabins are much more luxurious than rustic. Rather than a simple 5-star rating, the Lodge sits beneath five million and it’s possible to learn about all of them during the lodge’s astronomy nights.
As Jasper’s original hotel, Jasper Park Lodge dates back to the early 1900s when it was a Canadian Pacific Railway property called Tent City. The modern version is situated 7 km outside of town, but the Lodge still feels like its own little village. The hotel has three restaurants—Emerald Lounge and Patio, Cavell’s Restaurant and Terrace, and Oka Sushi—a world-class spa, and plenty of activities to keep the entire family busy.
In the summer, it’s home to Canada’s number-one rated resort golf course. Canoe rentals are available on Lac Beauvert, and several hiking trails start right at the lodge’s front door. In the winter, Mildred Lake becomes a giant outdoor skating rink, with clear views of the surrounding Canadian Rockies.
Jasper Park Lodge is open year-round, and rooms start at $199. Contact 1-780-852-3301.