World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jasper Park Lodge

Article Id: WHEBN0003046722
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jasper Park Lodge  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: JPL (disambiguation), Jasper, Alberta, High Trips, Canada's railway hotels, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta, Canada
General information
Location Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates
Opening 1922
Owner Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System[1]
Management Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Technical details
Floor count 1
Other information
Number of rooms 446
Number of restaurants 5
Website
www.fairmont.com/jasper

The Jasper Park Lodge opened in 1922[2] in Jasper, Alberta, Canada to challenge the CPR's Banff Springs Hotel.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (locally known as "JPL" or "the Lodge" ) is situated on the shores of Lac Beauvert. As Jasper's only year-round full-service resort, it has onsite and offsite activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and canoeing. It has an 18-hole golf course designed by Stanley Thompson. Winter at the Lodge is outdoor oriented – cross country skiing, horse-drawn wagon rides, snowshoeing, and outdoor ice skating on Lake Mildred. The Lodge was named Fairmont's Environmental Hotel of the Year for its 2009 eco contributions.

History

The lodge had first been established in 1915 as a "Tent City," in association with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, but by the 1920s the property was under the management of Canadian National Hotels. Eight bungalows were constructed in 1921, and work began on additional cabins and a main lodge building two years later. The main building, reputed to be the largest single-level log structure in the world, was destroyed by fire in 1952;[3] it was replaced by the current lodge, which was completed the following year. Jasper Park Lodge was sold to Canadian Pacific Hotels in 1988 and now operates as Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. In 2006, it was purchased by Oxford Properties, the real estate investment arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), but is operated by Fairmont Hotels.[4]

A $6.7 million Fairmont spa was added to the Lodge in fall 2010. An all-day patio restaurant, Cavell's, was also added to the dining options, which include The Moose's Nook Northern Grill, Tent City Sports Lounge, The Emerald Lounge & Patio, and Oka Sushi.

References

  1. ^ http://www.omers.com/Real_estate/Portfolio_overview_-_Oxford_Properties.htm
  2. ^ Hotel History
  3. ^
  4. ^ Constantineau, Bruce. "Pension plan buys 7 Fairmont hotels for about $1.5b,", Vancouver Sun. October 3, 2006.

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Jasper Park Lodge
  • Jasper Park Lodge Resort and Canadian Rockies
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.