Econo Lodge & Suites
571 Gregg Avenue
Hinton, AB T7V 1N1
Phone: (780) 817-2000
Fax: (780) 817-2810
The Canadian Rockies are a source of a variety of glittering gems and minerals. At this fine boutique in Jasper Park Lodge, you can sift through minerals, semi-precious stones, fossils, ammolite and gemstones. There are also jade carvings by superb Canadian artist Lyle Sopel. Other gift and souvenir possibilities available here include gem globes, unusual jewelery and fossilized mammoth tusks.
For a more meaningful gift than what can be found in a tacky tourist shop, Pine Cones and Pussy Willows offers locally-made, one-of-a-kind handicrafts. Specializing in Ammolite jewellery (a locally-mined and rare, gemstone) and moose antler carving, the boutique makes sure that every item is special. There are also hand-carved duck decoys, candles and essential oils. For a truly special gift that will be treasured for years to come, give your smaller relatives a real fur teddy bear.
Tags Jasper is the one-stop shopping spot for locals and visitors who don't want to spend a fortune on eating out every night. Located in Downtown Jasper, it's has a convenient and well-stocked choice. You'll find aisles of general groceries, a bakery, deli, video store, lottery terminal, and even a tobacco and cigar shop. Stock up on snacks, beef up for a barbecue, pick up a fresh birthday cake or take a chance on winning a fortune with the scratch and win.
Skis, ski suits, ski goggles, ski gloves, ski masks, ski wax, ski clothing, ski boots, ski everything. That's what this downtown Jasper shop sells in top brand names. Find gear by North Face, Couloir, Chlorophylle, Salomon and Rossignol. There are also snowshoes and mountaineering and cross country accessories at the Totem Ski Shop. Much of the gear is high-tech and the staff is knowledgeable.
If you enjoy strapping a walkman on as you ski, fish, hike or relax, this Downtown Jasper store known as the On the Edge Entertainment, can provide all the necessary tools. It carries a wide variety of CDs, cassettes, videos, instruments, posters and stereo equipment. You can find classical, rock and plenty in between among the CD selection. Gear like cords, headphones, speakers and boom boxes can also be picked up here.
If you're looking for a fine gift while in town, Lucia's Gems & Gifts offers an international selection of personal accessories. It's a high-end boutique that carries fine china (Waterford, Wedgewood), watches (Citizen, Bulova) and business accessories (Cross, Waterman). A variety of fine jewelery, such as earrings, necklaces, rings and gemstones can be found in silver and amber. Find music boxes, local mementos and soapstone carvings as well.
You'll more than likely be madly snapping photos of all the natural wonders you encounter in the Rockies. If you want to see the photographic results, Bearberry Photo & Canadiana, the one-hour developer is fast and efficient. Located in Downtown Jasper, it also carries film, a variety of cameras, photographic accessories and picture frames. In the gift area of the shop, you will find local pottery, local handmade home accessories, Jasper-themed shirts and creative greeting cards.
Those with a sweet tooth living in the Downtown Jasper have a reason to grin, courtesy the Candy Bears' Lair. Here you will find all kinds of treats, ranging from candy apples to fudge, all homemade. This place is a must visit not only for those wanting to sample the delectable confections on display, but also for those wanting to collect some cute bear souvenirs. Some of the candy you will find here includes caramel apples with M&Ms, as well as caramel corn. These treats can be had for as little as CAD3.75. Although, unfortunately, the adorable six foot bear that serves as their mascot cannot be taken home, one need not despair, for inside can be found a range of teddy bears, bear pillows & other adorable memorabilia.
Coquihalla Gifts carries a large enough selection of T-shirts, sweaters, gifts and gems to satisfy any souvenir-hunter's desires. Find Jasper-emblazoned shirts for men, women and kids, hand-knitted sweaters, native silver jewelry, figurines carved from jade and other materials, and a variety of toys and mementos. Locally inspired prints can also be found here. This is a great place to pick up a few items for the folks back home.
After a few vigorous days on the Jasper slopes, many find that their skis are in need of a little TLC. This downtown Jasper ski shop offers professional overnight tune-ups and repairs, gear for sale and rental, boot fitting, and a variety of skiing and boarding accessories. Snowshoes, cross country equipment, telemark gear, and alpine touring set-ups are also available for rental. Expect brands like Raichle, Salomon, Tyrolia, K2, Head and Superfeet. In the summer, the Edge Control Ski & Outdoor Store turns into ECO, a warm-weather sports equipment store. Hikers, climbers, and walkers can find gear here from May to the end of September. ECO operates Walks and Talks Jasper, guided walking tours in the region.
Wild Mountain Willy's, the clothing store in Downtown Jasper carries fashions for lovers of the outdoors who run rampant in this Rocky Mountain town. You can find all the gear you need to make your winter stay warmer. There are comfy woollen sweaters, Gore Tex jackets and accessories, insulating underclothes and more fashionable choices for post-slope celebrations. Look for well-known brands like Patagonia, Woolrich, Sierra Designs and Dale of Norway. You can pick up a cozy, thick sweater from Scotland, Norway or Canada, and rugged luggage to pack it in.
This large local shopping center in downtown Jasper offers shoppers nearly everything from books to booze. The Marketplace International Wines, Beers & Spirits, Sunrise Galleries (local art prints and originals), Truffles and Trout (coffee shop), Marketplace Books (best-selling books in every category), and the Counterclockwise Emporium (unique gift shop) all lie under the Jasper Marketplace's roof. There's also a postal outlet, currency exchange and photocopier service.