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Where to stay in Jasper National Park in 2021

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Wondering where to stay in Jasper National Park? You will find this extensive guide helpful in booking your accommodation in the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. We live only 4 hours away from Jasper and have visited and stayed in the national park a number of times, and in different seasons. 

In this post, we have organized the best places to stay in Jasper by area and have included top picks in each neighborhood based on our experiences and reviews of other travelers.

Pocahontas Cabins in Jasper East
Pocahontas Cabins

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Where to stay in Jasper National Park: Top 5 Picks Jasper Hotels + Accommodation 

There are many options to stay in Jasper National Park. You can choose from luxury hotels, Airbnbs, mid-budget accommodation to cozy cabins, motels, and campsites. We have narrowed it down to our top 5 picks below for the best places to stay in Jasper. 

Jasper National Park is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. The nearest international airport is Edmonton. It takes 4 hours to reach Jasper from Edmonton if you drive non-stop. 

At the Jasper National Park, upon entering you will have to pay park fees ($20 CAD per vehicle entry). Note that this cost is not covered when you book your accommodation. It is separate and is to be paid for at the gate (west or east entrance) or just show off your Discovery Pass to go in.

Neighborhoods/ Areas to stay in Jasper National Park

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Stay in Jasper Downtown: Heart of Mountain Town

Jasper downtown is the town centre of the National Park. The Jasper Tourist Information Centre is located here, so are Jasper train lines, tour agencies, restaurants, local cafes and souvenir shops. 

So staying in the downtown area gives you quick access to restaurants, amazing views; and most of Jasper attractions (like Pyramid and Patricia Lake, Marmot Ski Basin, Maligne Canyon) are located within a 10 to 15-minute drive. The town is walkable, so feel free to park the vehicle at your hotel/lodge parking lot, and just hang out at a cafe or brewery in the evening. 

Unlike Banff National Park, you will notice that Jasper is not super crowded or commercialized. Jasper downtown is an amazing place to stay for the first time visitor to the park. We have compiled the list of best hotels in the downtown area below. All of the properties mentioned below offer free wifi and parking.

Jasper national park sunsets in downtown
Jasper National Park Sunset in downtown area

Whistler’s Inn: Located on Miette Avenue, Whistler’s Inn is a mid-budget accommodation option in the downtown area. Choose this hotel for quick access to stores and cafes nearby. The hotel also has 2 restaurants on-site, and a rooftop pool. Click to view photos here

Mount Robson Inn: Mount Robson Inn is located on the Connaught Drive, and provides a fuss-free and simple accommodation. The Inn has an outdoor hot tub on-site and offers ski shuttle services during winter. Rooms are simple and clean, and many offer mountain views. Check reviews and availability here

Maligne Lodge: Another Connaught Drive favorite, Maligne Lodge offers cute rooms/balconies with many on-site facilities like a sauna, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, plus kitchen in select suites. Look up room photos here

Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper: A downtown favorite, this property has 3 restaurants on-site, a conference hall, gym, and a pool for their guests to enjoy. Read detailed reviews here

Marmot Lodge: Located on the main street, with free parking and fuss-free accommodation, Marmot Lodge is a nice place to stay in. They are pet friendly too. We enjoyed the hot tub located on-site. Note that to visit downtown core from the Marmot Lodge, it will be a 13 minute walk (as the lodge is situated on the edge of Connaught Drive, on one end). View prices and availability here

Marmot Lodge Jasper

The Crimson Jasper: Located minutes from the downtown core, and on Connaught Drive, the Crimson Jasper is a beautiful place to stay in. They offer spacious rooms, with modern amenities and wonderful red decor. Click to view nightly rates here

Jasper Downtown Hostel: If you are looking for a budget option, Jasper Downtown Hostel might be the answer. This hostel has both private rooms and dorm-style accommodation, with a shared kitchen, lounge, and laundry facilities. The location and the area surrounding it is very beautiful in the summer months. View availability here

Close to Jasper Downtown: Fairmont Jasper Lodge – Iconic Jasper Accommodation 

Most of the cabins and beautiful lodges with mountain and lake views are located a little outside of Jasper downtown. These lodges and resorts are still close – like only a 5 to 15 minutes drive from the downtown area, so you can hang out at the centre for dining or dine on-site.

Fairmont Jasper Lodge in winter
Fairmont Jasper Lodge
  1. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the most iconic hotel in town. Set on the shores of Beauvert Lake, Fairmont Jasper is a delight at any time of year. During winters expect festive celebrations in your suites and in their fancy restaurants, play pond hockey, and in the summertime enjoy the lake and relax in the spa. Although a luxurious stay (with a hefty price tag), Fairmont will pamper you like no other place in Jasper, with their mountain and lake views. Find out more here
  2. Pyramid Lake Resort: Another beautiful and important attraction in Jasper is Pyramid Lake, and this resort is located right by the lake and the island of the same name. From fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, to on-site dining, Pyramid Lake Resort is a perfect getaway with unparalleled views. Click to view availability  (Note: You can also visit the nearby Patricia Lake and the Patricia Lake Bungalows from here)
  3. Tonquin Inn: Tonquin Inn is a beautiful lodge, located minutes away from Jasper Museum, and Marmot Ski Resort. Rooms are beautifully decorated with a mix of modern and wooden furnishings, and an indoor pool on-site. View photos on Booking.com here
  4. Lobstick Lodge: Lobstick Lodge is located 5 minutes away from Jasper downtown and features modern amenities in their suites, and business facilities on-site. It also has a full service (all day) restaurant on the property, so you don’t have to walk to the town centre for food and drinks. The lodge is pet friendly, and rooms with kitchenette are available on request. View pictures of the lodge here

East Entrance: Pocahontas Cabins, Jasper East Cabins, Overlander Mountain Lodge

When you are driving from Edmonton towards Jasper National Park, you will hit Hinton and then the east entrance of the park. We stayed here during one of our trips in winter, and it is really nice to be in the midst of woods, and in a pretty cabin!

You have to pay park fees at the entrance, and these cabins and lodges are located about 40 to 50 minutes away from Jasper town. You will however, be mesmerised by wildlife, Miette Hot Springs, and Folding Mountain Brewery along the way. All the locations listed below offer free parking on-site. 

Pocahontas Cabin Jasper
Pocahontas Cabins inside
  1. Pocahontas Cabins: Pocahontas Cabins are so cute, and they are located en-route to the Miette Hot Springs. We enjoyed our Jasper winter staycation here. Their cabins have a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom (with tub), and a fireplace to keep things warm and cozy. There is a restaurant and souvenir shop on-site. Click to view room photos here
  2. Jasper East Cabins: Jasper East Cabins is one of the top-rated accommodations in Jasper. Located near the Athabasca River, you will enjoy staying in these cute chalets surrounded by mountain views and greenery. Each chalet has a patio and a dining area. You can access hiking and biking trails from the property. View availability here
  3. Overlander Mountain Lodge: Another Jasper favorite, Overlander Mountain Lodge combines fine dining, mountain views, and a comfortable stay. Every room features a 4 piece bathroom and a fireplace. No TVs in the suites. Read more reviews here

Hinton: Cheaper accommodation away from Jasper town (east entrance)

Hinton to Jasper is an hour’s drive away. It is a small town, and you can find budget accommodation here quite easily. Make a note of this town, for when hotels are pricey or if you are visiting during peak seasons, this is a good place to find affordable accommodation. 

Here are some hotel options

Icefields Parkway, towards West Entrance

Icefields Parkway is one of the scenic drives in the Canadian Rockies. The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) connects Jasper (Highway 16 Junction)  and Lake Louise. There are a few stops along the way, where you can explore more of the Rockies.

Here are the top picks to stay in Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway route. 

Winter Sunwapta Falls
Winter Sunwapta Falls

Best Airbnbs in Jasper National Park

Photo Credit: Airbnb. The Nest Guest Suite
  • The Nest Guest Suite: The Nest Guest is managed by a Super Host in Jasper town, and they have the entire apartment Airbnb open for guests. This Airbnb has all the modern amenities including a full kitchen, laundry room, and dedicated office space (great for working from home). No pets are allowed on site. Click for more photos on Airbnb 
  • Folding Mountain B&B: Located in East Jasper, the Folding Mountain B&B is perfect for families or groups (as it can accommodate up to 6 guests). The entire apartment is available for booking. It is located 40 minutes outside of Jasper town, but close to restaurants including Folding Mountain Brewery. View reviews and photos here on Airbnb

Campsites in Jasper National Park 

If you wish to camp in the Canadian Rockies (in the summer), Jasper National Park is a great option. There are more than 10 campgrounds in the National Park. Most of the campsites are open in summer, while a handful of sites are also available in winter. 

As with any campsite bookings, you will have to make a reservation ahead of time, and they are on a first-come, first-served basis. All camping related information is available on the Parks Canada website for Jasper

For camping in Jasper, ensure you have your camp gear. The campgrounds you book will have certain services and amenities like a fire pit, table with fixed benches, tenting area and car parking. 

  • You can book campsites for as low as $17 CAD
  • Frontcountry reservations start in spring 
  • At all campgrounds, firewood is included with the purchase of a fire permit, and bear-proof lockers are offered for safe food storage. 
  • You can reserve sites at Wapiti, Wabasso, and Pocahontas campgrounds on-line at reservation.pc.gc.ca or by telephone at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

We hope this list helped you to pick the best place to stay in Jasper National Park for your upcoming trip!

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