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Chilling out at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Updated 07.01.2017

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge makes a romantic getaway in Canada or relaxing headquarters for a fun Canadian adventure.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Plenty of adventures wait for baby boomer travelers in the Alberta region of the Canadian Rockies. My favorite lodging for chilling out after an adventuresome day or a romantic getaway in Canada? The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Alan and I have stayed twice in the rustic, but well appointed, log cabin duplexes that border Lac Beauvert. Our first visit was included in a Tauck tour of the Canadian Rockies. After several days of exploring, we were happy to rest, relax and do our own thing at the lodge. Our favorite activity? Walking along the trail that circles Lac Beauvert, all the while on the lookout for elk and moose. On that autumn visit, we enjoyed socializing with new-found Australian travel friends on the deck of the main lodge before dining near a roaring fireplace in the bar area of the sprawling lobby.

Jasper Park Lodge enjoys a lake front setting in a very romantic spot of the Canadian Rockies.

Jasper Park Lodge lake view is breathtaking!

A totally different experience awaited us on our second visit during the 100-year celebration of Jasper Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a weekend sponsored by the Edmonton Chapter of the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs, a gourmet food and wine society, we sampled outstanding wines paired with elegant food in the lodge’s Edith Cavell Dining Room as well as a Friday night dinner at Papa George’s in Jasper.

On my next visit to Jasper Park Lodge, I’d like to participate in more of the adventure activities that are available, perhaps a hike to the Mount Edith Cavell Meadow or a float trip down the Athabasca River. But what I’m really yearning for is a winter trip for dog sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Look at this ice walk in Maligne Canyon that Melanie Haiken writes about at Health*Conscious*Travel.com. Maybe next year?

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