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“Wonderful Facility with Friendly Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre

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Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre
305 Bonhomme Street, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Jasper
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Jasper, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
“Wonderful Facility with Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The gym is quite new, having just opened in the last couple of years, and is airy and bright. I am mainly a pool user though, so can't comment on the gym's facilities. The pool part of the building is older, and was built in 1989. It includes a 25 metre pool with 6 lanes, a kiddie pool for wading and splashing, water slide, hot tub and steam room.

There are dedicated "lane swim" times several times a day for fitness swimmers when all the pool lanes are available, but during public swim hours, there is always one lane available for lane swimming - although as mentioned in previous reviews, sometimes some of the younger pool users cross the swimming lane to get to the ladder, or to retrieve a ball or whatever. It can be annoying sometimes, when you are concentrating on a work-out, and it would be nice if the lifeguards were a little more pro-active in reminding kids to stay out of the swim lane. We used to spend lots and lots of time at the pool as a family when our kids were young, but since they are grown now, I usually prefer to swim during lane swim times, because the facility is a lot quieter and the atmosphere is more relaxed then, but sometimes I do swim during public swim times.

One staff initiative that I do appreciate is that when there are last minute schedule changes, due to a facility rental, for example, or maintenance or equipment problems, they usually post it on their facebook page.

With colder weather on its way again, I will be renewing my membership for the winter. Besides swimming laps a couple of times a week, there is just nothing so soothing to tired muscles after a snowshoe, skating, or cross-country ski outing as time in the hot tub and the steam room.

Visited May 2013
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great hot tub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Late September this facility was very quiet but that was great for me. Had relaxed but thorough workout in huge gym with extra spaces for stretching and leaping about pretending to do exercise! Pool seemed a little cool at first but once you start swimming its fine, then went into the hot tub which was gorgeous and the helpful lifeguard put the jets on for me. i'd been staying in a place with only a shower, so i spent ages between the hot tub and the steam room. Brilliant! and it was really good value i felt.

Visited September 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ugly pool, crowded”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This place is crowded during the summer months. Don't expect to go here and get your lane swimming done: you'll have kids diving into your lane. Also they book the place out for private functions sometimes. Kind of ticked me off when I showed up with my membership that was supposed to entitle me to six weeks access but three nights in the date range were worthless because they rented it out.

The pool is also pretty small and I found the water a little murky.

The lifeguards are really nice however, I'm just not a huge fan of the facilities.

Visited September 2013
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stay in shape even on vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

World class weight-training facility, beautiful pool, bouldering wall, friendly staff. I had a great workout there one day, then an awesome swim in the pool the next morning. Definitely added a lot of enjoyment to our family getaway.

Visited July 2012
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