We spent two nights at Tekarra and loved it! After reading some of the earlier reviews, we were a bit hesitant to stay here, but luckily we were pleasantly surprised! The cabins run small, so the two of us booked a cabin that was adverstised to sleep four. The "Athabasca" cabin was clean, neat, and comfortable, plus the wood-burning fireplace was a joy. Also, we had no problem with the heat (or mice). Meanwhile, the location is excellent -- simply beautiful! The staff was friendly and helpful, as well. Finally, the restaurant was fantastic -- some of the best food we had in the Canadian Rockies. IMHO, Tekarra is the best value in Jasper!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Tekarra Lodge enjoys an enviable location within Jasper National Park, the largest of the national mountain parks in Canada, 4200 square miles in area. Jasper became a National Park in 1907 and the town site's first buildings were constructed in 1911, then Jasper was known as the town of Fitzhugh. Tekarra Lodge is located across the river from the base of its namesake, Tekarra Mountain. Tekarra Mountain, towering 2635 meters above us is named for the Iroquois guide and hunter who accompanied Sir James Hector on his expedition through the Rocky Mountains during the mid-1850s. The skill and devotion of the guide Tekarra saved the lives of the members of that expedition. He sustained and fed them during the grim and bitter winter with caribou that he hunted on the mountain. It was because of this devotion that Sir James named the mountain Tekarra. The lodge grounds form the banks of the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette rivers. This land is maintained in its natural state, and offers a wonderful study for nature lovers. Tekarra's marked nature walk, and the Indian totem poles give pleasure to all ages. The area and history in and around the property is a fascinating one. One of the first settlements of Jasper called Henry House may have been located adjacent to the lodge on the south side of the river. Even today, there is still indication of an old homestead and some outbuildings. Tekarra Lodge was built circa 1947 and initially consisted of only a few cabins, some of which are standing today. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tekarra Hotel Jasper National Park
- Tekarra Lodge Jasper