BY DANIEL LOVE

There are those who achieve, and there are those that excel; the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is undoubtedly the latter.

Think of a picture-perfect retreat; Nature surrounds every angle, accommodations are all-encompassing and cater to your every need, the culture of your premiere retreat spot is bursting with quality tourist and dining destinations. Take that mental snapshot, and know that the Jasper Park Lodge is a comparable renaissance painting.

Featuring updated landscaping, including newly laid pathways and patios, re-done dining areas, and full inside renovation, the lodge’s 442 guest rooms and 13 Signature Cabins will take your breath away, offering picturesque beauty in a variety of flavours. Want to appreciate the history of the lodge’s grand cabins? The Outlook is just one of the destination cabins you could turn to. Trying to get a passive peek at the Fairmont Jasper Lodge golf course, Canada’s #1 resort range? Milligan Manor sits right next to the course, offering an eyeful of magic for the getaway golfer. The Gardener’s Cottage takes all of that from the equation, instead offering a scenic view of the surrounding mountains and large kitchen perfect for entertaining. If you’re having a hard time choosing, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge website offers full 360-degree virtual tours of each cabin, so you can see your destination before you even book it.

But what is there to do once you arrive at your lakeshore mountain paradise?

Onsite winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating on a frozen lake just steps from your door. Those looking to further indulge in the unique nature of Jasper are able to connect with the stars themselves. Jasper National Park, due to its pristine atmosphere, is the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve, offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of the beautiful night sky. Taking it a step further, the park is currently offering a limited-time Dark Sky Planetarium Experience, which provides a unique tour and viewing of the stars above from a 50-seat heated outdoor dome theatre; the brisk outdoors has never been this comfy, or this awe-inspiring. The year-round Fairmont Spa is the perfect place to rejuvenate in the heart of the Rockies.

Planning on coming when things are a bit warmer? Guests of sport can look forward to a round at the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club, rated Canada’s #1 Golf Resort for 20 years straight by SCOREGolf. The Boathouse offers accommodations to canoe, kayak and paddleboard the beautiful Lac Beauvert, or view the Jasper National Park’s newest attraction; the Glacier Skywalk. See the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains like never before, standing 280 metres above the sky on a glass-floored observation platform. The high altitude and the powerful top-down view redefine what a nature walk should aspire to be.

To say the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is pretty would be underselling things. This beautiful luxury resort is a destination in-and-of-itself, offering a unique and intimate experience connecting with the nature it surrounds. Few can hold a candle to what the lodge can offer, and its newly completed renovations only put its quality over the top. For an unforgettable stay in an immaculate spot, look no further than the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

To learn more, check out the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge website.