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.

Jesse Weber


Overlooking Athabasca Glacier Macs Adventure

by Kellen MacFadyen

Trail junction Macs Adventure

by Kellen MacFadyen

Looking towards the Columbia Icefield just behind the peaks. Macs Adventure

by Kellen MacFadyen

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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.


Wilcox Pass Trail

For only a short incline, this walk packs a punch of stunning glacier views.

Opal Hills Loop

A hike into a colorful subalpine valley beginning from Maligne Lake.