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  • #16
    The main lodge, location and layout of JPL are great, but much agreed that the cabins/rooms themselves have been allowed to deteriorate far too much. My family has started going once a year and renting one of the larger ones, and it strikes me as odd that we're paying 4 figures a night for a cabin that has holes in the carpet and couch fabric, and plumbing fixtures out of the 50's. It doesn't need to be "modern", but it shouldn't be falling apart.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
      (...) It doesn't need to be "modern", but it shouldn't be falling apart.
      Agreed wholeheartedly. This is a key point that the Fairmont folks need to take into account...and hopefully already do. My entire rant to their management was exactly this...
      President and CEO - Airshow.

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      • #18
        Look up... Panels...



        http://www.tnetnoc.com/hotelphotos/5...unge-1-DEF.JPG


        http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...park-lodge.jpg
        Last edited by KC; 12-06-2015, 09:19 PM.

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        • #19
          More photos...

          http://static.squarespace.com/static...ormat=original

          https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3053/2...f774aa59_b.jpg

          http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...asper-park.jpg
          Last edited by KC; 13-06-2015, 05:22 PM.

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          • #20
            Does anyone know the connection that Jasper seems to have with the Haida? The totem pole in town is of Haida origin and the artwork above the fireplace in the lobby of JPL strikes me as being Haida as well or if not at least from one of the pacific coastal tribes? Missed opportunity in my opinion to showcase some local Alberta native artwork a la Alex Janvier or similar.

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            • #21
              The room looks like a set from the movie "The Shining".
              Edmonton first, everything else second.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by edTel View Post
                Does anyone know the connection that Jasper seems to have with the Haida? The totem pole in town is of Haida origin and the artwork above the fireplace in the lobby of JPL strikes me as being Haida as well or if not at least from one of the pacific coastal tribes? Missed opportunity in my opinion to showcase some local Alberta native artwork a la Alex Janvier or similar.
                I was disappointed the 2010 Olympics used an Inukshuk as a symbol or logo, if any place SHOULD have used a totem pole it should have been the Vancouver Olympics. Janvier certainly would have been a better choice for Jasper.

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                • #23
                  The new bar looks pretty good. It reminded me of the old steam engines that ran that route. As for the rooms. we were told the room we had was renovated but if it was I was not impressed. Plus missing a few lamps. we needed a flash light to light the fireplace. The grounds still require significant upgrades. The hot tub upgrades are quite nice. Will be back there in Oct or Nov for I biannual stay so hopefully they have more done. I was told they are also upgrading the kitchens.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by BalancedOP View Post
                    The new bar looks pretty good. It reminded me of the old steam engines that ran that route. As for the rooms. we were told the room we had was renovated but if it was I was not impressed. Plus missing a few lamps. we needed a flash light to light the fireplace. The grounds still require significant upgrades. The hot tub upgrades are quite nice. Will be back there in Oct or Nov for I biannual stay so hopefully they have more done. I was told they are also upgrading the kitchens.
                    Any pictures?

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                    • #25
                      I was going to get a shot or 2 but alcohol and the fire place had their way with me. Both Days.

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                      • #26
                        A bit of history...

                        "2015 marks one hundred years of unforgettable experiences at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and we want you to help us celebrate! Submit your favourite memory of JPL and we'll choose one lucky guest to stay with us for just 25 cents/night
                        Click here for contest full details"
                        http://www.fairmont.com/jasper/


                        http://www.fairmont.com/jasper/hotelhistory/


                        Jasper Park Lodge

                        "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."

                        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Park_Lodge
                        Samples of several postcards for sale from the website link below. (Image will likely disappear soon)

                        http://images-00.delcampe-static.net...00/844_001.jpg

                        http://www.delcampe.com/page/item/id...anguage,E.html

                        http://www.delcampe.com/items?search...&useAsDefault=
                        Last edited by KC; 16-06-2015, 11:56 PM.

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                        • #27
                          If anyone's interested.

                          The Habitat for Humanity Restore South has a couple of JPL's doors. One from the shops on (I think) the Promenade (fir w/ reddish rustic finish and glass panes / lite's ) and one of the big thick* (well over the std. 2 3/4" thick) brown side entrance or hallway doors (with a couple small square windows with thick wood frames/trim around them). All three HFH stores have some of the JPL dining room chairs (dark brown or cherry finishes and clear maple like finishes) . HFH West has other wingback chairs and some other stuff.

                          * the big brown door may date back a long ways. It's very, very heavy. 84" tall I think it said. Put glass on it and it might make an interesting conversation piece coffee table or something...
                          Last edited by KC; 26-06-2015, 10:22 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Old write up on the History of Jasper Park Lodge (construction, architectures styles, etc)


                            http://parkscanadahistory.com/public...park-lodge.pdf
                            Last edited by KC; 13-05-2017, 09:57 AM.

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