The kind folks at OAD and Fairmont Hotels invited me to experience their luxury winter sport offering in Jasper National Park. I had never been to Canada before and since I had heard and seen many beautiful stories, I jumped at the opportunity to visit. OAD offers flight, transfer, skipass plus hotel packages to both the Banff and Jasper areas, but the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge stood out as the most ‘true Canadian experience’ to me.
THE LOCATION //
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is situated in Alberta’s spectacular Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A year-round luxury mountain resort, the JPL, as locals referred to it, turned out to be the perfect starting point to experience everything that the Jasper National Park has to offer. Although I can imagine that people just stay at the resort and enjoy everything on offer there!
It starts with the scenery of the 700 acre resort along Athabasca River, which is simply breath taking. With the river on one side and a mountain ridge on the other, the view is spectacular in every direction. I have never stayed at a resort with its own lake, let alone two lakes! Our cabin was situated at the shores of Lac Beauvert and although golf lovers will marvel at the beautiful golf course that loops around the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, I especially fell in love with the beautiful ice rink on Lake Mildred. The resort is pet friendly and I enjoyed seeing people walk their dogs on the picturesque paths throughout the resort enjoying the snow.
THE HOTEL //
The Main Lodge is the heart of the resort, with most restaurants, the spa and the lovely outdoor swimming pool, but most guests stay in chalets and lodges spread out over the property. We walked everywhere and guests with cars can just park at their rooms. There is always the option to be picked up and dropped off by the staff.
Our lake front cottage room along Lac Beauvert had a very comfortable king bed, a bathroom with marble details and Le Labo amenities. I love the little personalized details like my name on the packaging. The seating area had a bit of a retro vibe with green velvet couch and wood paneling.
We also got to see one of the newly renovated gorgeous Ridgeline Cabins. Perched on a hill looking towards the Athabasca River, the three bedroom and four bathroom villa offered everything one could wish for: a full kitchen, washer and dryer and a huge outdoor barbecue that the boyfriend loved. A special feature was the mirror above the fireplace, which turned out to have a large television hidden behind it.
There’s a breadth of activities at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, from renting a pair of ice skates and enjoying the ice rink on Lake Mildred to gazing at the moon and stars, while standing around a bonfire drinking hot chocolates and nibbling on smores at the resort planetarium.
We also thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor adventure tours and hikes, especially the wildlife tour where we saw the first moose of our lives (so big that they make horses look tiny) and the walk in Maligne Canyon, where I marveled at the frozen waterfalls. And not to forget the fantastic skiing at Marmot Basin.
THE SPA //
The spa offers many treatments to soothe and pamper your muscles after a day on the slopes of nearby Marmot Basin. I loved hanging out in the outdoor pool and hot tub, even when the temperature got below -20 Celsius. As a girl from the lowlands, I loved laying in the pool, enjoying the view towards Pyramid Mountain and other spectacular mountains around the valley.
THE FOOD //
There are plenty of food options at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Starting the day with breakfast at Orso with a window seat, overlooking Lac Beauvert as the sun rose, was a joy each day. We were out and about Jasper National Park or skiing at Marmot Basin during the day time, so we only had a quick stop for baguettes at Fitzhugh’s To Go and a soup at the Emerald Lounge. Dinners at the Emerald Lounge and at the Nook Chophouse were wonderful, with the boyfriend loving the elk and bison and me feasting on the lobster croquettes.
We absolutely dreaded the day we had to leave but I definitely want to see the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the summer! And the other Fairmont properties in Banff and Lake Louise look wonderful as well… oh Canada, we will be back!
TRAVELS // with OAD.nl
HOTEL // Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
TOURS // with Sundog tours
SKI // at Marmot Basin
84 thoughts on “Spectacular Canadian winter retreat at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge”
Amazing pictures hun, looks so magical!!!
It looks amazing there!!
Wow this place looks incredible! I would love to visit this place for a winter retreat!
Love to go there sometime. It looks amazing
Gosh, that scenery is amazing.
How cool to see the moose? or were they elk? in the middle of the road. I bet that was an experience.
I can see why you’d need the spa after being outside….it’s gorgeous but cold.
OMG this pictures are literally breathtaking!! what an stunning place. You look so beautiful in all of them! Thanks for sharing 🙂
ps: do you edit your photos with lightroom? thanks!
Gorgeous pics! And that pool looks amazing!
Looks like a great place to get some R&R and those cabins look so coooosy! ( :
Wow, just amazing and spectacular!
I want to visit this place
I’m always surprised by how much I love cold weather getaways! This looks like a dream as usual xx
These pics are fantastic! Would love to stay at this cozy place. Thanks for sharing!
That looks like an amazing place and your pictures are all so beautiful. I’d love that heated pool and my husband and daughter would love the skiing.
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Wow these pictures are so dreamy! And you look super chic babe!
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Gorgeous photos as always! This looks such an amazing place to visit – definitely putting it on my bucket list!!
it looks like a winter wonderland! I’ve never been to Canada so I would love to visit sometime!! It looks like you had a lot of fun ☺️
What a gorgeous place (your photos did it justice)! I love to visit Winter when I want to. You tend to overdress and start taking things off when you’re hiking or doing anything physical in the higher elevations). Your outfits are wonderful….where did you get the leather overalls? You must travel with a couple of suitcases for all of the change of clothes 😛
This looks like so much fun! Your pictures turned out great and it makes me want to go on a little winter getaway!
What a lovely winter getaway! Everything looks magical!
This place looks completely unreal! Your photos are magical and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing fun highlights 🙂
Amazing! I love the skiing photos because I love to ski. I grew up on the mountains.
Beautiful place! Lovely photos!
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Bueno buenoo qué pasada de post!! Las fotos son lo más! Vas ideal cielo.
OMG you always have the best photos, seriously! Canada looks stunning!
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Oh my gosh, there is literally EVERYTHING to adore about this post. From the location to the architecture and from the interior design to your outfits. Perfection! Dying over your large Chanel right now, by the way….
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Oh my god what a seriously stunning place! I so so want to visit Canada one day xx
Wow! How gorgeous is this! I bet you had so much fun here! Enjoy your weekend, lovely!
I just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT! Your layout and all the pictures are great. This experience sounds like the perfect winter wonderland.
lots of love, Miri
Such beautiful photos! This looks like a fantastic resort – the pool looks amazing!
Que lugar incrível e você é linda.
All the pics are amazing, I love them!
Awww it seriously looks like you had a ton of fun! I used to ski every year since I was 4 and it was something I really enjoyed doing with my family. Snow can be so funnn to play with and I kind of miss those nostalgic days.
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All of this snow is just gorgeous! Makes for the prettiest picutres!
OAD looks really neat! I love the views of the snow. Glad you had fun!
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I love the Fairmont hotels! I’ve stayed in a few and every single one of them have been memorable. I love the sizes of their rooms and their customer service right down to their personalized toiletries. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge looks incredible! Wow, what a winter wonderland and beautiful experience. I haven’t been to Alberta before but definitely want to go and visit sometime soon!
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This place looks amazing, I love that it is a lodge
This place looks amazing, incredible scenery!
Great review! The place looks stunning.
Your pictures are always so amazing! ❤ Right now I'm living the spring vibes! The weather is getting much better here, so it's strange to look at the winter :)) But these are definitely the breathtaking views 🙂 Especially the outside SPA!
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This place looks amazing! I would love to visit one day! I love the photos and the pool area is fab!
Not only are your photos amazing, but that place also looks amazing! The cabins are so cute! What a fun winter getaway! I haven’t skied in years and would love to again soon!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Wow, this hotel is really a dream and it must be wonderful to stay there!
Wow! Breathtaking photos! 🙂
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Jasper National Park is an amazing place to visit! The lodge you stayed in looks wonderful and I love all of your photos!
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Gorgeous photos and a place to visit.
absolutely amazing place! I love your photos!
Wowwww all of these photos are epic!!!! Looks like an incredible winter retreat! You actually make me not want it to be spring yet lol
un posto magnifico, magico direi
Wow looks absolutely amazing there! Loved your photos and outfits!
Some of us may be dreaming of summer but it winter is still here this is the way to do it! How lucky to get to experience this. This looks like a magical place to stay.
Looks amazing! Love all the photos!