Pyramid Lake |

Jasper Canada

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Jasper Canada


RATING: Roadside or Easy Hike
SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall
Bench on the island to take in the views of Pyramid Lake

Bench on the island to take in the views of Pyramid Lake

One of the many stunning lakes near Jasper, Pyramid Lake is stunning during the daytime. The lake is also the site to visit to see the stars. Its location provides an excellent dark sky that you can drive to just a few minutes from downtown Jasper.

Pyramid Lake is one of the family-friendly sites near Jasper we enjoyed most. The beach provided hours of entertainment for our toddler, even though the water is quite frigid. The views and short hike to the island provided us with enjoyment.

Note: Bears are often seen along the road to Pyramid Lake. On our trip, we saw them several different days. If you see them, stay in your vehicles and view from a distance!
Cloud covered Pyramid Peak

Cloud covered Pyramid Peak

Getting There

From downtown Jasper, head toward the north side of town, and turn left onto Pyramid Lake Road. Follow this 6 km to a junction. Left here are the beaches. Continue straight another 1.4 km to the parking area for the island trail.

Ruby working on her balance.

Ruby working on her balance.


The beach is on the south side of the lake. When first reaching the lake, turn left. Several small beaches are available, or the end of the road has the largest and seemingly most used beach area.

As you continue past the side road to the beaches, there is a boat rental and resort. Not far past the resort is the island parking area. The trail to the island is short enough for most, and a stunning place to take in the views. The island is one of the favorite places for stargazing.

Need a longer hike? Continue to the end of the road. Beyond the paved road, an old dirt road continues up to an old fire lookup area and the high shoulder of Pyramid Peak. BEWARE, BEARS FREQUENT THE AREA! BEAR SPRAY AND KNOWLEDGE RECOMMENDED.


Island Hike / 0.46 miles / Elevation Range 3,812 - 3,871 ft.
Printable Maps:

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Island Trailhead

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