Valley of Five Lakes | Jasper National Park

Third Lake at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: one of the five lakes


Valley of the Five Lakes in Jasper National Park is a very popular trail for hiking and mountain biking. The parking lot at the trail head is frequently full, probably due to its vicinity to Jasper Townsite. The lakes are blue green (emerald) coloured. Very scenic. Each lake has its unique taste and personality!!! :D

Valley of Five Lakes Trail Map - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 26, 2012: Valley of Five Lakes Trail Map. You can either take the short loop or long circuit. Both trails take you to all the five lakes.

Bridge at Valley of Five Lakes next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Crossing this bridge in the valley to get to five lakes.

First Lake (Lone Island Lake)

First Lake (Lone Island Lake) at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 26, 2012: First Lake at south shore, looking toward north. It's a great lake for canoeing and kayaking. There is an island in the middle of the lake!!!

Second Lake (Lovers Lake)

Second Lake (Heart-shaped Lovers' Lake) at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Second Lake may not be as impressive as the others; however, it has a heart shape—a great location to pop the proposal question to your lover?! ♥ ♥ ♥ You get the idea. :D

Third Lake (Visitors Lake)

Third Lake (Visitors Lake) at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 26, 2012: Third Lake is the most photographed lake among the five, due to its scenic surroundings with rustic rocks, wild flowers, and open field. It is certainly visitors favourite.



Third Lake at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Sitting on a giant rock next to Third Lake.

Third Lake at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 26, 2012: Third Lake at north shore, looking toward south.

Third Lake at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Third Lake at south shore, looking toward north.

Fourth Lake (Haunted Lake; Sunk Boat Lake)

Fourth Lake (Sunk Boats Ghost Haunted Lake) at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

May 26, 2012: Fourth Lake is an interesting lake, because it has two sunk boats at the bottom of the lake—a great location for swimming and snorkeling?!?! Rumors say at nightfall when the sky is completely dark, occasional sightings of floating ghost boats are reported.

Fourth Lake at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 26, 2012: Fourth Lake

Fifth Lake (Secluded Lake)

Fifth Lake at Valley of Five Lakes Hiking Trail in Summer next to Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

May 26, 2012: Fifth Lake at north shore, looking toward south. It's also a great lake for canoeing and kayaking. The only way to get to the south shore of Fifth Lake is via row boat, canoe, or kayak. There isn't any foot trail going around the lake! This could potentially be a romantic secluded getaway for couples. :D The canoes in the photo are chain locked; I'm not sure which resort or hotel has the key to the lock. I doubt they're personal canoes due to the distance of transport from trailhead to this lake.

Map

Exact location of Valley of 5 Lakes trail head (parking lot) is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map) or check Icefields Parkway Travel Guide.


EXTERNAL LINK

One thought on “Valley of Five Lakes | Jasper National Park

  1. When I was in Jasper in August last year I hiked the valley counter clockwise from lake #5 to #1. It was raining that day and the fives lakes were so full of turquoise blue-green water. Your description of the fourth lake makes me smile. Rockies is my sanctuary. Your pictures take me there once again.

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