5 Gorgeous Alpine Lakes In Jasper National Park

Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Tourism Jasper

Towering mountains, open skies, and glassy water.

Whether you want to shoot a gorgeous winter sunrise or need a place to cool down after a long summer hike, the lakes of Jasper National Park make for the perfect adventure destination. Make yours plans to explore Alberta’s biggest national park ASAP and make sure you add these beautiful alpine lakes to your list.

1. Patricia Lake

Photo: Mason Boring

Jasper is famous for it’s amazing dark night skies and Patricia Lake is a great spot to work on your night photography, espcially if the northern lights have come out to show off. Learn more.

2. Pyramid Lake

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

You couldn’t ask for a better place to catch a sunrise. The reflection of Pyramid Mountain on the lake makes for a great photography subject as well. You can also head over to Jasper Lake for another amazing location to shoot the alpenglow on Pyramid Mountain. Learn more.

3. Horseshoe Lake

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

If you’re visiting in the summer, Horseshoe Lake should be number one on your must-do list. With hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, and plenty of options for cliff jumping, you could easily spend the entire day here and be totally satisfied. Learn more.

4. Cavell Lake

Photo: Kyle Szegedi

The epic Edith Cavell Mountain, Alberta’s tallest mountain at 11,033 ft., serves as the backdrop for Cavell Lake. It’s easy to get to and makes for a worthwhile pit stop on your day of cruising the Icefields Parkway. Learn more.

5. Maligne Lake

Photo: Christin Healey

Maligne Lake is probably Jasper’s most famous lake, and for good reason...it is unbelievably beautiful. If a day trip isn’t going to cut it for you, start making plans to spend the night. Learn more.

Cover photo: Christin Healey

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Published: March 7, 2016

Tourism Jasper

Located in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Canada is the base of Adventure. Welcome those prepared to Venture Beyond.

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.

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