Swim at Jasper National Park's Horseshoe Lake

Canada Horseshoe Lake

Added by Jonathan Sinclair

  • Scenic turquoise coloured lake
  • Short hike, 1.5km loop
  • Cliff jumping
  • Swimming hole close to town

Best explored on a sunny summer day, this horseshoe shaped lake has crystal clear water that is green turquoise in colour and is surrounded by cliffs. This is a very popular cliff jumping location with the highest jump point said to be at 80 feet. An easy 1.5 km trail brings you from one side of the cliffs to the other, with several scenic viewpoints of the lake and mountains. This lake is an excellent spot to spend a hot summer day.

Pack List

  • Bathing suit
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
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Chillin, Diving, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming

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0.9 Miles



Cliff Jumping
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole

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23 days ago

Lots Of Fun!

I've been coming here for years. If you can catch it on a warm day, it's a fun and refreshing way to spend the day. There's some of the best cliff diving in Canada here, with heights for everyone, beginner to pro! It's about 20 minutes outside of the town of Jasper, so if you have any time to spare while in the park, definitely come and check it out!

23 days ago

about 2 months ago

My favorite lake in Jasper

We spent an afternoon cliff jumping and swimming at Horseshoe Lake. Because it's a little hard to find (and has a tiny parking lot), this lake is usually pretty empty. If you're in Jasper on a sunny day, do yourself a favor and head over here.

about 2 months ago

Added by Jonathan Sinclair

Landscape photographer from Alberta, Canada.

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