Hiking Around Lake Annette in Jasper National Park
JASPER, ALBERTA—Canada—Families visiting the Canadian Rockies ought to add a hike around Lake Annette to their list of things to do in Jasper National Park. Lake Annette is known for its warm beach during the summer months as well as a scenic lakeshore hike that’s simple enough for tourists of all ages.
Getting to Lake Annette From Jasper, Alberta
From Jasper, follow Highway 16 toward Edmonton. Take the Maligne Lake road across the Athabasca River, taking the first right towards Jasper Park Lodge. Then make a left turn at the 1 kilometer marker towards Lake Annette. Continue to the last picnic area and park.
Navigating Lake Annette
Once you’ve reached the picnic area, go south toward the Lake Annette beach. The hiking trail is well-marked and paved, making it easily accessible for all visitors, including tourists in a wheelchair. One hill may pose difficulty to the youngest of hikers, but the majority of the trail is smooth sailing. Look for the marked displays that show the names of surrounding mountains, as well information on the unique properties of glacial lakes.
Lake Annette is a great introduction to the hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies, and an excellent spot for families on vacation. Once you’ve made it around the loop, stop to enjoy some swimming or skating on the lake before picking up and moving on to the next destination. 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.
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