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Fairmont JPL Celebrates 100 Years

On Thursday I had the pleasure of spending my lunch hour on the patio at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel MacDonald for a media launch celebrating 100 years of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

This year, the hotel is celebrating 100 years of luxury hospitality on the shores of Lac Beauvert. To honour this anniversary, the historic lodge has launched a series of centennial events and activities planned throughout the year, including outdoor summer concerts (featuring The Sheepdogs and Platinum Blonde), lakeside dining events, historic tours and traditional high-tea tastings.

I also learned that the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has converted one of the restaurants into a new northern Italian restaurant ORSO Trattoria.

IMG_1190 Sous Chef Andrew Whiteside of the Fairmont JPL was on hand serving up a selection of their handmade pasta. While I couldn’t partake in the samples of fresh ravioli, he did walk me through the menu and assured me there were a lot of gluten free options.

IMG_1193The help kick off the celebration – the hotel is asking social media users to share their favourite Fairmon JPL memories. 100 years ago, a night in the tents that were first erected on the banks of Lac Beauvert – creating tent city – cost 25 cents. For a lucky few – it will again.

To enter The contest – just submit or share your favourite memory of the JPL using #JPL100 for a chance to win a night at the luxury hotel for just 25 cents per night. In honour of the contest – I am sharing some of my favourite memories.

10689442_10152823675111306_7945477137813366176_nThe Spaniard joined me for Christmas in November 2014 – it was the first time in his life he got to sit on Santa’s lap.

10358714_10152823669676306_6903198810039033628_nThe decorated trees, the life-size gingerbread house, the lobby at Fairmont JPL just oozes Christmas spirit.


Christmas in November at the Fairmont JPL is hands down one of my fave #JPL100 memories

11050110_10153133214871306_2982063271818780338_oOh… and so was meeting 80’s Brat Pack member Molly Ringwald during the PJ Party at the Fairmont JPL.

36215_414474246305_1685482_nIn 2010 I attended my friend Kim and Wes’s wedding at the Fairmont JPL.


What a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.

36446_414474426305_8098000_nAnd the chance to have some bubbles on the grass with a beautiful mountain backdrop immediately after the wedding ceremony was amazing!

You have until June 12th to enter, for more information or to enter click here.

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