Hiking Lac Beauvert in Jasper National Park
JASPER, ALBERTA—Canada—Lac Beauvert offers some of the most stunning natural colors in Jasper, Alberta, with beautiful multicolored waters resting beside Jasper Park Lodge. And not only is the hike beautiful, it’s relatively short—perfect for newbie hikers or seasoned experts looking for a relaxing jaunt through the Canadian Rockies.
Vital Numbers for Lac Beauvert—Jasper, Alberta
Hiking Distance: 3.9km loop.
Hiking time: Just over 1 hour to complete the hike.
Finding the Trailhead in Jasper National Park
The Lac Beauvert trailhead is easily recognizable by its proximity to the Jasper Park Lodge. From Jasper, Alberta, turn southeast off Connaught Drive and onto Hazel Avenue until you’ve crossed the railway to Highway 16. Take a left at the next intersection and continue toward the Old Fort Point trailhead. From there, it’s only one more kilometer to the parking area at the south end of Lac Beauvert.
Navigating the Lac Beauvert Trail Through the Canadian Rockies
Once you’ve parked your car, head across the service road to the path by the lake shore and follow it to the right. When you’ve reached the golf course, make sure to stay on the path close to the service road, ultimately crossing the golf course branch road and continuing along the shoreline hiking trail. Before reaching the forest, hikers will pass by a series of buildings, including a boat and cycle rental shop. Once you’ve reached trailhead #7, however, you’re home free and heading into the forest. The path continues along the shore of one of the most beautiful lakes in Jasper
National Park, until the loop closes.
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Found Near Lac Beauvert
The wildlife in Jasper National Park are as abundant in this area as they are elsewhere. Elk are often spotted near the golf course and hikers visiting during elk calving season will need to keep an eye out for bears.
This quick, relaxing hike is among the most beautiful in Jasper National Park, so be sure to bring a camera to capture the multicolored waters of Lac Beauvert. You may have enough energy left to check out some other things to do in Jasper, Alberta, like rafting or a relaxing round of golf.