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“Beautiful and quiet” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Jasper
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Calgary, Canada
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“Beautiful and quiet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2010

This can be a short afternoon trip from Jasper. Just after driving up the hill is Pyramid Lake which is smaller than Patricia Lake. From parking lot there are trails trough forest and picnic tables can be found on the trail. Actually we went one evening there to have a picnic dinner and for sure we enjoyed a lot.

Passing Pyramid Lake a short drive also and you reach Patricia Lake where there are some nice bungalows and cottages. There you can rent a kayak or just hike around the lake on trails. In late summer I heard that you can swim in lake in June the water was pretty cold though

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“Very beautiful and peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2010

Driving about 4.5km north from Jasper you come across Patricia Lake, followed immediately after by Pyramid Lake. When we were there, there was only one other couple at both lakes, most people seem to completely bypass this area - goodness knows why.
There are plenty of beautiful pictures to be taken at both. Pyramid Lake is a bit bigger and you can even rent canoes to take out. At this lake there is also a very small island, which is well worth stopping and taking a short walk around.
It's definitely worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful place to visit ... and stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

We spent quite a bit of time in around these two lakes during our 12 day Canadian Rockies trip. We ended up staying at Patricia Lake Bungalows, so that explains why we swam in Patricia Lake, kayaked on it and spent quite a bit of time just sitting and watching the scenery ...we also hiked a bunch of the loop trails around there. I put up a photo web album of our whole trip, with captions and the pictures that correspond with Patricia Lake are # 115-136. Go to Picasaweb.google.com/mjneenan, if interested and let me know if you have any questions.

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Kamloops, Canada
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“A very, very short drive from Jasper town...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2010

A very, very short drive from Jasper town centre brings you to these two picturesque lakes. For me Patricia Lake was the more interesting as it was the scene of a WWII experiment to create ice aircraft carriers to protect the shipping lanes. Both are ideal for photography.

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Denver, Colorado
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“Pyramid Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

Pyramid Lake is a short drive outside of Jasper - we went late after dinner and it was nice and quiet.
You can continue past the parking for the lodge and there are a few pull offs closer to the bridge out to the island in the middle of the lake.
Stroll over the bridge and onto the island - the views are lovely and there are plenty of benches to sit on and enjoy the sunset. It is a nice quiet stroll. We even spotted a moose on the far shore of the lake.
Overall, a nice way to kill an hour and walk off dinner.

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