Imagine waking up to gorgeous lake views surrounded by misty mountains and trees lining the horizon as far as the eye can see. That’s the magic of Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, where I recently spent a cozy retreat to welcome the fall season. Coming from the scorching heat of Phoenix, Arizona, my lungs craved the crisp morning air, while the desert girl in me relished and autumnal mountain hues — and I soaked it all in from the private balcony of an alpine lodge on the shores of Pyramid Lake.
Having access to cozy accommodations within park bounds is one of the best reasons to visit to Jasper when the weather is still welcoming but the temperature is starting to drop. Here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect autumn getaway to Jasper National Park, including what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.