Capture the Northern Lights at Patricia Lake

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Distance

3 miles

Elevation Gain

229.7 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Mason Boring

This scenic lake is a short drive outside the town of Jasper, in Alberta, Canada. If you're looking for a quick drive outside of town for stunning views, this one's for you!

To get to Patricia Lake from Jasper, from highway 16A, turn onto Connaught Drive. Stay straight for 10 minutes and run right into Patricia and Pyramid Lakes! Drive the 4.8km loop day or night for an opportunity to see moose, elk, and wolves. Also, there are plenty of hiking trails in this area.

Jasper is the world's most accessible dark sky preserve and the amount of stars are proof! Go at 2-3AM during the summer. Have a look at the northern lights forecast and soak it all in.

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Magical

We will never forget this night. Check the forecast and arrive around midnight. Give yourself at least 2 hours. Also, prepare to brave the crowds, during the summer months at least. A few groups came and left. We waited it out and got a glimpse of the magic!

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about 3 years ago

Unreal!

This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. There were photographers lined up all around the lake. It's an amazing location to capture the northern lights.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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