There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, most of them situated on Connaught Drive or Patricia Street. Andy's Bistro is popular, with very reasonable prices and a good wine list, while Edith Cavell Dining Room at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is also good. The Fiddle River serves fresh seafood and pasta dishes, while Papa George's Restaurant (Astoria Hotel) is casual and comfy and has Alberta steaks, buffalo, fresh trout and salmon, as well as burgers. There are also plenty of ethnic cuisines to sample—including Japanese sushi, Cantonese, Ukrainian, Italian and Spanish—despite being such a remote town. For great value try Embers Inn at the Marmot Lodge.
After your last ride down, Marmot's Caribou Lounge has several bars, while back in Jasper there are over a dozen bars, plus two nightclubs—AthaB Nightclub and Pete's Bar. Whistle Stop in the Whistlers Inn has a good choice of beers with several ales on tap. Local musicians jam on Tuesday nights at the Athabasca Hotel, which also has a disco. Villa Caruso has a comfortable martini lounge with a fireplace and mountain views.
If you want to try something different, cross country skiing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating on a frozen lake, a half day train trip through Rockies, tobogganing or horse drawn wagon rides are all the options one needs after a day on the slopes. For those looking for something unique, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a fine place to stay, located about 5 minutes from town and featuring luxury 5 star amenities.
Last Updated: Mar 2012