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17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Pyramid Lake in Winter

Located 15 minutes from downtown Jasper the beautiful Pyramid Lake is tucked away on but well worth the trip in any season.  Located at the foot of Pyramid Mountain, Pyramid Lake is 1.2 square km in the area.  It is well known for its island in the lake that is connected by a wooden foot bridge that takes you onto the island to offer incredible views.

During the winter months Pyramid Lake freezes over and offers a wide variety of things to do during your visit. From skating, cross-country skiing, curling, snow-shoeing and sleigh rides are just some of the many things you can do at the beautiful hidden gem found in Jasper National Park. Playing a game of pond hockey with the beautiful mountain range in the background does not get more Canadian than that.  Make sure to take a walk over to Pyramid Lake Island the view of the island from anywhere around the lake is breathtaking especially as you walk across the bridge.  If you are in need of some warming up the be sure to pop into the Resort and have some incredible food.

If you have made the trek up the Ice Fields Parkway in the winter then this stop at Pyramid Lake should be a must do on your list during your visit to Jasper National Park.

Here are 14 photos that will inspire your to visit Pyramid Lake in Winter in the beautiful Jasper National Park.


Nicole over looking the Pyramid Lake on the bridge out to the Pyramid Lake Island in Jasper, Ontario. Hockey nets sit on the empty Pyramid Lake early in the morning in Jasper National Park during winter. Frozen whiskers on one of the horses that pull the sleds for tours at Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park. Sled rides outside of Pyramid Lake Lodge during the winter in Jasper National Park. Sled rides being offered in Pyramid Lake outside of Jasper National Park. The bridge leading to Pyramid Lake Island at over Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park. Beautiful frozen Pyramid Lake

Visiting Athabasca Falls in WInter

As you head north on the Icefields Parkway do not forget to stop at the beautiful Athabasca Falls! The most powerful of all the waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies although not the largest they are quite the sight to see!  In the winter if you are lucky the falls will not be quite frozen and you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful turquoise water that flows over the rocks.  You can see the Athabasca River as you drive along the Icefields Parkway which all funnels through the three metre canyon.   As we drove up the Icefields Parkway we ensured to pull off at the stop off and walk the short distance to see this incredible sight.

Getting to Athabasca Falls

Athabasca Falls is located 33 km south of Jasper just of Highway 93A.  There is pull off that is well marked with plenty of free parking.  Depending on how recently the snow has fallen the parking lot may not have been ploughed so drive in four-wheel drive if possible is ideal.

 

Seeing Athabasca Falls Close Up

In the winter one of the biggest perks about visiting Athabasca Falls is that you can walk almost right up to the roaring falls!  The Athabasca River freezes over the course of the winter allowing you to walk out onto the river and right up into the canyon where the falls are located.  It is quite the sight to see the falls right from the base of where the water is coming out.  Make sure to take a good listen as you can hear the water rushing underneath the frozen ice!  Make sure to be careful though while walking on the ice as some areas may not be as thick as others especially close to the open water.

Entrance to see the frozen falls. Ice bubbles forming at the bottom of the pool in Athabasca Falls. Water flowing through Athabasca Falls along the Icefields Parkway.

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