Jasper Lake is a wide, shallow section of the Athabasca River beside the Yellowhead Highway.
Because Highway 16 follows Jasper Lake’s shoreline, this lake is easily accessible and provides for a scenic drive. The lake is fed by floodwaters of the Athabasca River, which causes Jasper Lake’s water levels to significantly rise and fall throughout the year.
Jasper Lake is often a mudflat during spring, fall and winter. Even in the summer, when water fills the basin, the lake is very shallow, making it a favourite wading spot for tourists wanting to cool off from the summer heat.