The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, Canada

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Hotel Description

Canada has a tradition of railway hotels, built by the rail companies to house travelers on the epic journey across this vast country. Many, like Château Lake Louise, are grand old palaces, rising like visions from the sublime Canadian landscape. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is different: some 130 miles northwest of Lake Louise, this hotel started its life as a tented encampment, before its purchase by the Canadian National Railroad in the 1920s.

The result is a much more down-to-earth affair than some of the railway châteaux. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a somewhat ramshackle collection of cottages, cabins, and chalets, all gathered around a central lodge building, alongside the idyllic Lac Beauvert. Even the town of Jasper is relatively unspoiled; most of the tourists who make it this far west (or east from Vancouver) pass through Banff, 165 miles to the south. Jasper has seen little of this traffic, and has not succumbed to the same sort of glitzy overdevelopment — locals, in fact, compare Jasper to Banff circa 1950.

If it sounds a bit like camp, it is, but the most luxurious camp you've ever been to. The living quarters vary widely, owing to the resort's piecemeal construction, but all are comfortable, rustic in décor, yet with modern facilities. Some have fireplaces, others balconies or terraces, and some of the more upscale cabins feature such niceties as a private sauna, a pool table, even kitchens.

Most rooms, though, do not have kitchens; fortunately there are no fewer than five restaurants, including Cavell's Restaurant & Terrace, named for its view, across the lake, of Mount Edith Cavell. Dress is casual and the atmosphere is more hunting lodge than fine dining, but the menu is unquestionably gourmet, mixing old world foie gras with Canadian buffalo and venison.

Activities include golfing and skiing (both some of Canada's finest) as well as biking, canoeing, fishing, and just about anything else one can do outdoors. A new 10,000-square-foot spa complex draws inspiration from the mountains and forests outside, and while you're there, children can be shuttled off to the Kids' Club for a day of supervised recreation.

Bottom line: if you have any affinity whatever for the outdoors (and if not, how did you end up here?) then you will be impressed by the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The hotel is an excellent one, efficient, luxurious, and picturesque, but its genius lies in the fact that, like the town of Jasper itself, it knows when to step out of the way and let Jasper Park's magnificent natural environment do the talking.

How to get there: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a ten-minute drive from the train station.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 446 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Game room
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

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Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. Wi-Fi is available at CAD 14.95 per 24 hours.

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  • Fairmont King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 275 ft²/25 m².
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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
    • Sofa Sleeper (on request)
  • Fairmont Queen- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 275 ft²/25 m².
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    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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  • Fairmont Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 275 ft²/25 m².
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    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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  • Fairmont Twin

    • Fits 2 people
    • 275 ft²/25 m².
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    This room includes:

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    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
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    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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  • Fairmont Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 275 ft²/25 m².
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    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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  • Deluxe Outdoor Patio Room 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • patio
    • sofa sleeper
  • Premier Deluxe King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
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    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
    • Sofa Sleeper (on request)
  • Deluxe Room - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 375 ft²/34 m².
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    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • patio
    • sofa sleeper
  • Junior Suite Wood Stove King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 425 ft²/39 m².
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    This room includes:

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    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
    • Sofa Sleeper (on request)
  • Junior Suite - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 425 ft²/39 m².
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    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • gas fireplace
    • patio
    • safe
    • separate living room
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 425 ft²/39 m².
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    Views: village.

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    • coffee/tea
    • gas fireplace
    • jacuzzi tub
    • patio
    • safe
    • separate living room
  • Junior Suite - Lake View Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 425 ft²/39 m².
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    This room includes:

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    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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  • Junior Suite - Lake View King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 425 ft²/39 m².
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    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
    • Sofa Sleeper (on request)
  • Lakefront Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 545 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: golf course.

    This room includes:

    • sofa sleeper
  • Lakefront Suite Fireplace -2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 545 ft²/50 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wood fireplace
  • Lakefront Suite Fireplace - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 545 ft²/50 m².
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    This room includes:

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    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wood fireplace
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 545 ft²/50 m².
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    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
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    • iron
    • on demand movies
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    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Game room
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. Wi-Fi is available at CAD 14.95 per 24 hours.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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