Econo Lodge & Suites
571 Gregg Avenue
Hinton, AB T7V 1N1
Phone: (780) 817-2000
Fax: (780) 817-2810
571 Gregg Avenue, Hinton, AB, CA, T7V 1N1
- Phone: (780) 817-2000
- Fax: (780) 817-2810
If the chill of the mountains gets to you, thaw your bones at the Miette Hotsprings. These steaming natural hot springs are located about an hour east of Jasper along the Yellowhead Highway and Miette Hotsprings Road. Apparently the warmest springs within the Canadian Rockies, there are two pools at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and a third that is a cooler plunge pool at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Group rates and pool rentals are available. The springs are closed from October to May. Call ahead for varying dates.
Lying within Jasper National Park and at the base of Pyramid Mountain is the beautiful Pyramid Lake. Shaped like a kidney, this lake is a great tourist attraction, with families choosing it as the site for picnics & excursions. Fishing & boating in this lake are particularly popular family activities. It is an ideal spot for ice-skating in the winter.
The Jasper National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Canada, and is home to a massive civilization of animals. Apart from a host of reptiles, plants, insects, spiders, fishes and amphibians, one can also find grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves and wolverines, elk, caribou, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes, cougars, porcupines, and other mammals and primates. There are a lot of opportunities for hiking too, and the park authorities also host many events. You can also visit the hot springs and lakes. The Jasper National Park has become a major tourist attraction today, with people coming here to escape from the monotony of urban life. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Nature presents itself with all its wild beauty in Jasper. Located in the shores of Athabasca river, the city features a spectacle of majestic landscapes and mountains. The place is a hunting ground for wildlife photographers and adventure enthusiasts in the chilly winter. The abundant wildlife and the relatively small population defines the rich tourist potential of this charming destination. Visitors can make use of the private home facility available for a comfy stay. The community of Jasper is located in the Jasper National Park.
Connaught Drive is the perfect way to spend an evening after an action packed day. This street is full of stores, such as Lucia's Gems & Gifts, Bearberry Photo & Canadiana and Edge Control Outdoors. So whether you are looking for local artwork or you want to have your skis repaired, you'll be sure to find your perfect shop on Connaught Drive.
The Centennial Park offers visitors an large open green space for various recreational activities. Besides functioning as a children's playground, a spot for picnickers and a place for evening strolls, this park also poses as an entertainment venue. The Centennial Park is where the famous Jasper Heritage Folk Festival is held. Call for additional information.
As the name suggests, this is a visitor center that welcomes the tourists to the Jasper National Park. This center in itself is a landmark that is known for its architectural beauty with a rustic influence. This structure was built in 1914 and is a National Historical Site.
A trip to the historic information center is a must for first time travelers to Jasper. Apart from information on almost everything in the park, it is dedicated to sharing the history of Jasper. From recommended accommodations to avalanche conditions to suggestions for the best areas to view wildlife, the center has all the information needed for a traveler. The helpful Parks Canada staff can give you advice on how to have a safe and memorable holiday. There are brochures from most local tour operators and businesses, as well as maps of the area and directions to local attractions and landmarks.
Hear the roar of the grizzly, the clatter of mountain goats over the high rocks, and watch the stealthy approach of a cougar in the forest. They won't be real animals that you'll see in the Den, but with a little imagination, you can picture these wildlife models coming to life. Set in their natural habitats, these models portray the world of Alberta's animals with an eye on educating the public.
Journey up the side of Whistlers Mountain for unsurpassed alpine views. The Jasper Tramway is Canada's highest tramway and gives visitors a chance to look out over Jasper National Park, Jasper town site, Mount Robson and endless mountain vistas. At the top, have a meal at the Treeline Restaurant, shop at the Tramway Store or enjoy a guided interpretive tour. Check website for timings.
Marmot Basin Ski Area, located in the famous Jasper National Park, is one of Alberta's leading ski areas. It boasts of more than 400 hectares (1000 acres) of terrain and 792 meters (2600 feet). Nestled in the rugged mountains, takes pride in its variety of slopes that can be used by beginners to experts. The Basin also has lodges that offer amenities to their patrons to relax after their ski venture. The Basin is available for ski from November to May. Check the website for further details.
Whether you're looking for a leisurely paddle or access to back country shoreline camps, the historic Curly Philips Boathouse supplies visitors with everything they need to explore the waters and shorelines of beautiful Maligne Lake. For paddlers, the boathouse offers kayaks, canoes and aluminum rowboats. Fishermen should check out their package of freight canoes with electric trolling motors and batteries. Rods and reels are also available. The boathouse itself is worth a visit, after all, the charming red-roofed building is a registered historical site.