The retreat schedule is designed to offer a balance of movement and stillness. Opening the day with yoga and meditation sets the stage for relaxing into the serenity and calmness that the natural setting of the retreat offers. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers there is a healing and nurturing quality to the environment. The full service resort, luxury accommodations, and provided meals make the days worry free. The only thing you need to think about is which adventure you will explore in your free time each day. The Resort and Jasper sections below given you some suggestions for optional activities.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort is located on 700 pristine acres in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Right on the resort grounds you will find walking trails, lake activities, mountain bike riding, horseback riding, a luxurious spa, one of Canada’s premier golf courses, a pool and health club, and more. In the summer months, enjoy guided boat tours on Lac Beauvert, guided nature hikes, kayaking and canoeing lessons, golf short-game clinics, lawn games, pedal boat rentals and stand-up paddleboard rentals.
For a sample of the activities available, view the 2021 Summer Activity Guide.
Resort activities offered at an additional cost:
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club (20% off for retreat participants)
- The Spa at Jasper Park Lodge
- Boat House – rent mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other gear by the hour
- Jasper Park Stables
To book special activities please call the Jasper Park Lodge at 780-852-3301. Early reservations are recommended, particularly for golf and spa treatments.
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming historic town, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, features a museum, information centre, adventure and tour companies, shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and more.
Outside Jasper you will find many gorgeous natural settings and adventures to explore including:
- Jasper Sky Tram
- Pyramid Lake
- Maligne Lake and Spirit Island
- Medicine Lake
- Miette Hot Springs
- Jasper Riding Stables
- Whitewater rafting with a local company
- Bike tour with a local company
- Hiking on local trails – ask for maps, safety tips, and advice at the information office
- Athabasca Falls
- Sunwapta Falls
- Columbia Icefields
- Mount Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier
Please be sure to inquire at the information office for safety tips on being around wildlife, hiking safely, national park rules, and more. Local sporting stores and tour companies can help you access gear and guides to help you explore safely.
Note: Adventures explored outside the retreat program are at your own risk.