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A closer look at Maligne Lake from Bald Hills

Hike and Dine in Jasper National Park

No day of hiking is complete without a filling meal and drink, and several trails in Jasper are conveniently close to satisfying cuisine.

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A closer look at Maligne Lake from Bald Hills
A closer look at Maligne Lake from Bald Hills Photo: mzagerp


With so much to see and do in Jasper National Park, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, this park has a good distribution of restaurants. There are, of course, many options in the town of Jasper, but elsewhere in the park, you may want a meal closer to the trailhead. Here are the best hikes which can also be paired with a meal or drink.

At the Athabasca Glacier, you’ll find both a café and a restaurant, convenient to classic hikes like Wilcox Pass and the trail to the toe of the glacier.

Pyramid Lake is a popular hiking and paddling destination close to Jasper townsite. Hike the Overlook for great views of the lake and the town, and you’ll conveniently pass a restaurant at Pyramid Lake Lodge.

A must-do in Jasper is riding the SkyTram to Whistlers Peak. There, you’ll find a restaurant and bar perched on the mountainside with an incredible view. You can then hike to the summit on a well-traveled trail.

Maligne Canyon is a geologic spectacle, where a river falls through a deep and narrow gorge. A short trail packs in many viewpoints of the canyon, and a cozy restaurant near the trailhead makes this the perfect lunchtime activity.

Another place you must see is Maligne Lake, with the famous ferry boat tour plus a bounty of trails like Mary Schaffer Loop and Bald Hills. You’ll find a restaurant and café by the lakeside, ready to refuel you after exploring.

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