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Beauvert Lake What You Can Do Here

Beauvert Lake: What You Can Do Here

It’s no secret that Jasper National Park boasts many places that can take your breath away. Beauvert Lake is one of those, with its clear, emerald-green waters that perfectly reflect the mountain range—it’s no wonder it’s a popular place to visit all seasons.

If you’re planning to check out the scenic Beauvert Lake and don’t know what to do, we’ve got the solution! Our guide has recommendations for activities, hotels, and restaurants to try for a perfect vacation!

Time Zone

Mountain Standard Time – MST

Mountain Daylight Time – MDT

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Jasper’s Beauvert Lake, or Lac Beauvert, is from June to September. During the summer, the weather is pleasant, averaging 22.5°C (72.5°F).

The summer days are long in Jasper, as the sun rises early and sets late. It also allows for a good hiking experience on the trail near the lake, as you’ll spot plenty of wildlife.

But summer is also crowded in Jasper National Park. To avoid large crowds, try to visit early or when the schools are open in mid-September. 

Things to Know


Location: Jasper National Park, Old Fort Point Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada (Beside Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge)

Jasper Park Information Center: 500 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Admission: Jasper National Park Pass

  • Adult (18 to 64 years) – $11
  • Senior (65 years and over) – $9.50
  • Youth (17 years and under) – Free
  • Family/Group (Up to seven pax arriving in a single vehicle) – $22

Area: 40 hectares

How to Get Around

By Car: Getting to Beauvert Lake means entering Jasper National Park, which is 370 km west of Edmonton. If you don’t have a vehicle, you’ll find plenty of car rental services in Edmonton.

Once you have a vehicle, you’ll need to drive to the Yellowhead Highway from Edmonton until you reach Maligne Lake Road. Take a left onto Maligne Lake Road and cross H.J. Moberly Bridge.

After a short cross to the bridge, take a right to Old Lodge Road. Continue straight, then take a left to Park Lodge Access, turning right and another right until you reach Beauvert Lake.

By Air: Book a flight to Edmonton International Airport or Calgary International Airport. You can get a rental there or take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

By Bus: SunDog Transportation and Tours is a shuttle bus that can take you to Jasper from downtown Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport. The service runs daily from the airport, while it’s available only on weekdays from downtown.

What to Do in Beauvert Lake

Paddle the waters of the emerald-green lake

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Kayaking and canoeing are popular activities at Beauvert Lake. While paddling, you can inhale the fresh air and take in the gorgeous views of Pyramid Mountain.

A good access point is at the end of Old Fort Point Road, where you can launch your boat. Here, the waters are clear and calm, so you won’t have to worry about strong currents. 

But do be careful because the shorelines are rocky (but you can see them easily due to the clear waters). So when launching, remember to be careful not to slip on the rocks.

Go for a short hike on the trail

One of the most epic activities to do in Alberta is hiking due to the many accessible trails. One of them is the Beauvert Lake Trail, which is a pretty easy hike, taking just an hour or less than two, depending on your speed.

This loop trail runs for 5.3 km and is beginner, senior, and kid-friendly because the path is pretty flat, so there’s no need for scrambling—it’s more like a scenic walk, actually.

During the hike, you’ll encounter wildlife like deer, elk, and bears. Remember to bring bear spray for safety precautions since Jasper National Park is home to bears—and you’ll probably find bear droppings during your hike.

You can go anytime from May to September. Once the winter starts, the grounds will be icy and slippery.

Hop on a bike and ride the trail

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Bring your mountain bike and bring the whole family to ride the easy trail near Beauvert Lake. The starting point is at Old Fort Point Road, where you can finish the trail on the side of the lake, taking less than an hour.

The trail is pretty smooth, except for some muddy areas, especially during rainy seasons. Expect some steep and rocky areas, but it’s not too bad for a beginner.

Note that some sections of the path will be uneven because horses walk the trail—and keep an eye out for animal droppings. Also, some portions of the trail will be closed during elk calving season.

Snap a pic of the views

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Jasper National Park is beaming with picture-perfect sceneries—sometimes, they almost don’t feel real! Beauvert Lake is one of those spots that you can capture beautifully, even without professional camera gear.

The emerald-green lake is calm and pristine, making it an amazing spot to snap the reflection of the mountain range on the waters. You can also photograph panoramic views of the lake during your hike.

If you’re kayaking, you can take a shot once you reach the boathouse of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge to get a photo of the hotel with the trees and mountain just behind. Also, you can try to capture sunrise or sunset to get those vibrant, orange hues. 

Swim the pristine lake

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Swimming at Beauvert Lake is a magnificent and refreshing experience every time—kind of like a cold plunge to wake your senses! You can also see most of the underwater near the shorelines because the lake is crystal clear.

Don’t dive, though, because the lake’s shores are rocky—so just stick to slow and steady walks when getting in the water. You’ll probably walk slowly, anyway, because the water is cold since this is a glacier-fed lake.

Stick to swimming in July when the weather is usually the warmest. The water temperature can drop to 12°C, which is cold for tourists but locals for sure won’t mind!

Where to Stay near Beauvert Lake

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Address: 1 Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact Information: 780-852-3301 (local), 1-866-540-4454 (toll-free for room reservations only), [email protected]

Average Starting Rate: $400

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the closest accommodation to Beauvert Lake, given that it’s right on the shores. From there, you can do plenty of activities at the lake, such as swimming, canoeing, and kayaking—boat rentals are available here, too!

This luxury getaway is the perfect spot for family trips and romantic getaways, complete with views of the mountain range and Beauvert Lake. You can choose to stay in a chalet-style guest room, lavish suite, or cozy cabin.

You can also chill at the 18-hole lakeside golf course, relax at the spa, stay warm at the heated outdoor pool, or go cross-country skiing at the golf course in the winter. There are several restaurants to choose from as well, so you don’t have to leave the hotel!

Whistlers Inn

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Address: 105 Miette Avenue, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact Information: 780-852-4993 (local), 780-852-3361 (toll-free), [email protected]

Average Starting Rate: $189

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If you’re looking for a more affordable stay at Jasper, Whistler’s Inn is a good option. Off-peak seasons cost less than $200 per night, and it’s close to Beauvert Lake.

There are standard rooms and suites, all equipped with the usual amenities. But if you’re coming with the whole family or with friends, check the suites because some rooms can sleep up to six people.

The incredible outdoor hot tub overlooking the mountain range is one of the highlights of this hotel. It’s open all year and makes for a warm spot during wintertime, perfect after a day of winter activities.

Mount Robson Inn

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Address: 902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact Information: 780-852-3327 (local), 1-855-552-7737 or 1-825-422-0031 (both toll-free), [email protected]

Average Starting Rate: $160

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A convenient place to stay in Jasper is Mount Robson Inn, which is located on the main street. Besides being close to Beauvert Lake, it’s also within walking distance to downtown, meaning there’s no shortage of shops and restaurants to check out.

This hotel has rooms for up to six people and three dog-friendly ones because Fido is always welcome in Jasper! All guests get a complimentary continental breakfast, too, so there’s no need to pay for a morning meal outside the hotel.

If you’re looking for a long-term stay, the inn has coin-operated laundry machines, so you won’t run out of clothes to wear. The front desk also provides activity planning services, which is helpful for tourists or Canadian first-timers in Jasper.

Where to Eat near Beaufort Lake

Orso Trattoria

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Address: 1 Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact Information: 780 852 3301, [email protected]

Operating Hours: 

  • Breakfast, Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Dinner, Thursday – Saturday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Price Range: $22 – $85

Italian restaurant Orso Trattoria is located at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, which is extra convenient if you’re staying there. It’s also super close to Beauvert Lake, so you just need a hop or two to take a dip in the waters.

Eating here means you also get to take in the beautiful views of the lake and the mountain range because of the big windows. Plus, the vibe is casual and perfect for families—kids under five eat free!

Some must-tries are the pistachio-crusted lamb rack and the seared scallops. To keep you full, you can opt for the $85 3-course dinner with your own choice of starter, main, and dessert.

The Raven Bistro 

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Address: 504 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact Information: 780-852-5151

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Price Range: $20 – $68

The Raven Bistro is a short 15 minute-drive from Beauvert Lake. Its downtown location makes it accessible to Jasper National Park because it’s right next to many hotels, shops, and eateries.

But the location is not where it shines. The food here is divine, including the delicious truffle and pulled elk tagliatelle, a pasta dish in truffle oil adorned with Grana Padano.

Don’t leave without ordering We Got Game Poutine, their take on the Canadian classic that won the 2024 Jasper Poutine Showdown. It has Kennebec fries and braised elk brisket topped with cheese and gravy.

Mad Grizzly

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Address: 616 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact Information: 780-852-7566

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (subject to change)

Price Range: $18 – $46

Right in downtown Jasper, you can taste a fusion of flavours from Mad Grizzly, a casual dining spot with outdoor seating for good food and great views. 

Every meal is bursting with flavours, whether a simple spring roll or a sizzling pork belly. A local favourite is the Street Fighter Platter, composed of Thai pork ribs, grilled chicken, spring rolls, calamari, potato wedges, Asian slaw, and rice.

Our foodie team suggests visiting during happy hour because who doesn’t want discounts on beer and wine? And don’t forget to try the sizzling tofu, which is a perfect food to pair your tap beer with.

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