Jacques Lake Trail (26 km/16miles) 2 days 1 night
$445 + 5%GST (tax) All prices include permits, food, your guide, transportation and group camping equipment.
26km total distance
150m elevation gain
The Jacques Lake Trail is a wonderful trail with minimal elevation gain. It is perfect for the beginner backpacker in the Rocky Mountains. This trail offers a backcountry experience that always impresses, with only 150m of elevation gain it is a hike that most people can do that is very rewarding.
There are two summit lakes on this hike. Guests will be having lunch at the first summit lake on day one and the second summit lake on day two. These lakes are the hydrological apex of the area. For the evening we will be camping at Jacques Lake, which is a habitat for the mighty Canadian Moose and home to various types of waterfowl. We can’t guarantee wildlife sightings but we’ll definitely have a campfire with bannock (native traditional bread) baking on sticks, complemented by a hearty meal prepared by your guide (who is also a great cook!!)
If we are lucky enough to have a clear night we will get up to enjoy the incredible night sky in our fantastic Dark Sky Preserve. The following we will have an easy morning with a large breakfast. After we break camp we will make our way back to the trail head on Maligne Lake Road, this road is one of the best places in Jasper to see wildlife. Jacques Lake trail head is also located across from the mysterious Medicine Lake, part of one of the largest Karst systems in the world. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the wonders of this area while helping you to have a pleasant backpacking experience.
Personal gear such as backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads cost an additional $5/day/item. Prices do not include taxes.
*We will go with just one person, but if no one else books we charge an additional $100/day
*Price does not include National Parks Pass that you must purchase when entering Canada's National Parks