Pyramid Lake lies at the foot of Pyramid Mountain overlooking the town of Jasper within the Jasper National Park, Alberta. Pyramid Lake can be accessed by the Pyramid Lake Road. It is an easy short ten minute drive from the town of Jasper.
From Jasper, follow Connaught Drive and turn right onto Cedar Avenue, which then becomes Pyramid Lake Road shortly after passing the Recreation Centre. The road takes you through a Douglas fir forest and offers the opportunity to see a host of Canadian wildlife. The road ends at Pyramid Lake.
Around the area of Pyramid Lake there are tall pine covered forests These wilderness areas are home to raccoons, elk, deer with the occasional black or grizzly bear. Moose and mountain goats can also be seen. On the shores of Pyramid Lake you can often see beavers.
Pyramid Lake has a total area of 1.2 km2 (0.46 sq mi) and discharges in Athabasca River through the 2 km (1.2 mi) long Pyramid Creek.
There are several picnic sites to be found on the shores of the lake, as well as boat ramps. Pyramid Lake is connected by hiking trails to the town of Jasper, and other tourist sites such as Pyramid Mountain, Patricia Lake and Cabin Lake.
Prominent bird life within this area of Pyramid Lake are hummingbirds, warblers, yellow throats, loons and thrushes. Keep your eyes open for sightings of the barred owl, pied-billed grebe, and Barrow’s golden eye.
Pyramid Lake has many scenic hiking trails which allow for great photographic opportunities at many of the spectacular vantage points, flower meadows, and mountain lakes.
As part of jasper National Park Regulations it is against the law to collect natural objects including flowers, rocks, and artefacts. It is also illegal to feed the wildlife. If you wish to fish then you must obtain a national parks fishing license. Hunting is strictly prohibited. Rainbow and Lake trout are in abundance in Pyramid Lake.