Rocky mountain beaches
Are you looking to relax on a beach in the Canadian Rockies? Jasper National Park is home to several lake beaches to quench your thirst for sand, sun, paddle sports, and the best part, mountain views!
Situated across the Athabasca River from town, this lake is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. Dig your toes into the sand or hit the lake for a paddle after a day in the mountains (dock on site). The day-use area offers picnic tables, fire rings with grills, a playground and a field perfect for throwing a Frisbee or flying a kite. A wheelchair and stroller-friendly paved interpretive trail loops around the shores of Lake Annette.
Surrounded by mountains, relax in the red chairs and snap a selfie with a gorgeous turquoise lake view. Lake Edith is a short walk from Lake Annette and offers a quiet beach and dock. Wade into this glacier-fed lake slowly or if you're brave – dive in!
Options to get there: Bike or hike to Lake Annette and Lake Edith – Trail 13 (Bighorn Alley) or Trail 14 and 18 (Woodpecker and Red Squirrel). Access the Lake Edith dock from the Maligne Lake Road. Both beaches are accessible by car.
Pyramid Lake lies at the base of stunning Pyramid Mountain. The beach offers fire rings with a grill, picnic tables and a dock. If you are keen to explore – check out Pyramid Lake Island. The island connects to shore by a wheelchair and stroller-friendly wooden foot bridge. Visitors can stop for lunch at the log picnic shelter.
Options to get there: Walk or bike Trail 15, or simply take a quick drive up and enjoy the views of Patricia Lake before arriving at Pyramid Lake.