Jasper is Canada's largest mountain national park with over ten thousand square kilometers of natural preserve and wildlife refuge. It is also a World Heritage Site and is the source of the World Heritage Athabasca river. The community of Jasper is located in the centre of the park and is accessed by the Yellowhead Highway (16) from the east and west and the Icefield Parkway (93) from the south. The elevation of the village is about 1000 meters and the surrounding mountains range from 2300 to 3400 meters with a multitude of rivers and lakes throughout the valleys. The area is a four season outdoor activity meca with literally hundreds of activities to participate in. Some of the more popular are golfing, fishing, horse-back riding, running, hiking, trekking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, sailing, swimming, diving, biking, mountain biking, tennis, camping, bird-watching, skating, skiing, sno-shoeing, curling, hockey, sledding, ice-climbing, and many many other sports and activities.
The Astoria is a small hotel
with thirty five guest rooms all located on the second floor. On the main floor is a licensed dining room and coffee shop and a pub. The building was originally constructed in 1924 by the present owners ancestor and has been renovated numerous times. It has an alpine character and the interior decor is modern with many elements that recall the rich history of the property.
The guest rooms are small but attractively decorated and efficient. They have the finest quality beds and mattresses. The bed linens and pillows are also top quality featuring oversheets and comforters. Each room has a bathroom with fully tiled shower and toilet and seperate basin. Some of the rooms have bathtubs. Amenities include color cable TV with DVD players, wardrobe/desk units, coffee/tea service, phones, clock/radios, hairdryers, WiFi, and fans. The superior rooms all have a mountain view and the standard rooms have partial mountain view or interior landscaped court.
Papa George's restaurant has been serving good food to visitors and residents for over seventy-five years. The cuisine is contemporary with traditional western breakfasts, hearty soup and sandwich lunches, and creative dinner fare such as buffalo steaks, venison sausages, and wild duck. Almost everything on the menu including sauces, soups, and bread is prepared from scratch in the large kitchen. In the summer season Papa George's serves a british style cream tea in the afternoon. The restaurant is famous for great burgers and many of the popular menu items are available in the more casual atmosphere of the De'd Dog Pub.The pub has a typical English flavour with a large variety of domestic and imported lagers and ales on tap as well as a discriminating selection of scotches, bourbons, rye whiskey, rhum, gin, vodka, liqueurs, coolers and wines. It is a popular local meeting place, not too young or rowdy, with occasional live music. Sports are featured on large screens, pool & darts are available.The Hotel
is adjacent to a sports shop and has five specialty restaurants on the block including a pizza place, Japanese, Greek, and Korean cuisine. Their is a convenience store around the corner, a bakery, souvenier shops, a gift and camera store, and a bank at the end of the block. There is a Sports Centre with swimming pool & water slide, raquet courts, sauna, weight facility, curling rink, hockey arena, and auditorium two blocks from the hotel.
Policies & Restrictions
no pets, all of the rooms and the entire premises of the hotel, restaurant, and pub are non-smoking, all guest rooms are on the second floor accessed by stairs (no elevator), all ages and genders welcome
Rates & Availability
rates during the high season May 1 to October 15 range from $156 to $207 plus tax, during the shoulder season Oct 16 to Nov 30 $98 to $113 and winter season from Dec 1 to April 30 $74 to 156. Ski and sports packages are avialable as well as bed & breakfast rates.
The Hotel is located at 404 Connaught Drive on the main street of Jasper town in Jasper National Park. Access from Edmonton is on highway 16 west 320km, or VIA rail passenger service. From Vancouver by highway 16 east 500km or VIA rail passenger service. From Banff by highway 93 north 250km
Discounts are offered through most auto clubs, the Entertainment Card, to seniors, and through various other programs. Eligibility for discounts will be determined by time of year and demand for space.
|Jasper National Park||within|
|Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course||8km|
|Jasper Tramway Gondola||8km|
|Marmot Basin Ski Area||25km|
|Miette Hot Springs||60km|
|Mount Edith Cavell||30km|
- High Speed Internet
|June To October||174||207||plus tax|
|October to June||74||154||plus tax|
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for rates & availability for your travel dates.