Picnicking in Jasper National Park

Picnicking and camping go hand in hand on sunny days at Jasper.

Picnicking at Jasper National Park is a fun outdoor activity for all who visit the Canadian Rockies. From couples to families and groups, being outdoors in the Canadian Rockies can mean both active sports and relaxing afternoons.

When the time comes to head out of Jasper National Park hotel and lodge areas, there are dozens of locations to explore and picnic at Jasper National Park. From pull-offs with incredible views to hangouts by the lakes and trailheads, an afternoon al fresco can be as remote or as convenient as one wishes.

The many picnic sites below can help guide visitors towards some fun and beautiful locations catering to location and desired atmosphere. Click here to see the Jasper live webcam.

Highway 16 East

Name: Palisades Picnic Site

Distance from Jasper: 12.5km

Extras: 2 tables, toilet facilities, interpretive display

Name: Airport Picnic Area

Distance from Jasper: 14.9km

Extras: 19 tables with a fire box, a shelter, and group picnic sites.

Name: Athabasca Pass Pulloff

Distance from Jasper: 9.3km

Extras: 2 tables, toilet facilities, and a national historic site marker.

Maligne Lake Road

Name: Lake Annette

Extras: 45 picnic tables, 32 fire boxes, playground, changing rooms and more.

Name: Sixth Bridge

Distance from Jasper: 2.2km

Extras: 9 tables and fire boxes with toilet facilities and a sheltered areas.

Name: Fifth Bridge

Distance from Jasper: 3.0km

Extras: 5 tables with two fire boxes and toilet facilities.

Name: Maligne Canyon

Distance from Jasper: 6.1km

Extras: 5 tables with toilet facilities and an interpretive exhibit.

Name: Medicine Lake Viewpoint

Distance from Jasper: 20.2

Extras: 2 tables with an interpretive exhibit

Name: Beaver Lake Picnic Area

Distance from Jasper: 26.5km

Extras: 6 tables and fire boxes with toilet facilities.

Name: Bruce’s Picnic Site

Distance from Jasper: 35.8km

Extras: 5 tables and fire boxes with toilet facilities.

Name: Maligne Lake Lower Parking

Distance from Jasper: 41.8km

Extras: 8 tables and toilet facilities.

Name: Maligne Lake Picnic Area

Distance from Jasper: 41.8km

Extras: 14 tables with two fire boxes and an interpretive exhibit.

Name: Maligne Lake Boat Launch

Distance from Jasper: 42.2km

Extras: 2 tables with toilet facilities and an interpretive exhibit on bridge.

Icefields Parkway

Name: Athabasca Falls

Distance from Jasper: 29.9km

Extras: 10 tables with a shelter area, toilet facilities and an interpretive exhibit.

Name: Mt Christie/ Goat Lick Picnic site

Distance from Jasper: 40.5km

Extras: 5 tables and fire boxes with toilet facilities.

Name: Buck/ Osprey Trailhead

Distance from Jasper: 51km

Extras: 4 tables with toilet facilities.

Name: Bubbling Springs

Distance from Jasper: 59.2km

Extras: 5 tables and fire boxes with toilet facilities and a shelter.

Name: Tangle Falls

Distance from Jasper: 94.3km

Extras: 2 tables with toilet facilities.

Name: Icefields Centre Parking

Distance from Jasper: 103.1km

Extras: 4 tables with toilet facilities, and interpretive exhibit and historic marker.

Highway 93A

Name: Portal Creek

Distance from Jasper: 1.6km

Extras: 3 tables with toilet facilities.

Name: Otto’s Cache

Distance from Jasper: 11.4km

Extras: 9 tables and 2 pit-style grills with a shelter and toilet facilities.

Name: Meeting of the Waters

Distance from Jasper: 12.8km

Extras: 3 tables with toilet facilities and an interpretive site.

Name: Leach Lake

Distance from Jasper: 19.3km

Extras: 3 tables with toilet facilities and an interpretive site.

Mt. Edith Cavell Rd.

Name: Mt. Edith Cavell Parking Lot

Distance from Jasper: 14km

Extras: 3 tables, toilet facilities and an interpretive site.

Pyramid Lake Rd.

Name: Patricia Lake

Distance from Jasper: 4.6km

Extras: 3 tables and fire boxes with fresh water and toilet facilities.

Name: Pyramid Picnic Sites/ Beach

Distance from Jasper: 4.9 – 5.2km

Extras: 9 tables and fire boxes with fresh water and toilet facilities.

Miette Rd.

Name: Miette Picnic Area

Distance from Jasper: 17.7km

Extras: 9 tables and fire boxes with toilet facilities and an interpretive exhibit at the pool.

Old Fort Point Rd.

Name: Old Fort Point

Distance from Jasper: .6

Extras: 2 tables with toilet facilities and a historic marker at the top of the stairs.

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