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Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Excellent for reflections

The shallowness of the water in summer makes this lake an excellent opportunity for photographers. The reflection becomes perfect especially in early morning. The lake comes as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
TheGalcierist
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The shallowness of the water in summer makes this lake an excellent opportunity for photographers. The reflection becomes perfect especially in early morning. The lake comes as a bonus on your way to Maligne lake. It deserves in quick stop.

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I passed this on my way to the maligne way and my first thought was: what a great view of the mountains behind. Stopping at that point I started reading about the medicine lake and it's a pretty interesting and mysterious lake. Around this time there barely wasn't water in the lake, but I'm sure in the summer it will... More 

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Arlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I'm sure this is lovely in summer, but in April it was extremely low as the mountain snow melt hadn't filled it. We pulled off the road to look at it, admired the low water and ice, then left. There was a sign indicating an eagle's nest somewhere along the shore, but we couldn't spot it. It looked like there... More 

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Fingal Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Just something about this lake, it is eerie and quiet, but peaceful and beautiful then you read about the phenomenon occurs in the lake, it's some what magical. A Great stop.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You are most likely to pass this on your way to Maligne Lake. It is a lovely Lake to view, and might be visited more often if you weren't so spoiled for choice in this area. We stopped for photos, but you can stop longer for sightseeing and walks if you want.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Another small lake; nestled in a valley in the mountain's. However; it is nothing exceptional! I would not go out of my way to see this lake; however if passing anyway, perhaps worth a stop!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was definitely one of the most beautiful lakes that we saw in Banff/Jasper. This was not originally on our list of places to visit. The guides at the Jasper tourism office suggested we stop here. It's on the way to Maligne Lake (from Jasper), It was interesting to see how it dries up in the winter. (Unlike the other... More 

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were there in October so the water level was rather low making for an interesting place. We passed by and stopped twice and had very different photos on each day as the weather was quite different. The are several places to stop around the lake to very good photos. Will post some here eventually.

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Hod Hasharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On our way to Lake Maligne we stopped for a visit at very interesting and beautiful Medicine Lake. This lake drains itself almost completely in the fall through natural underwater drainage openings and tunnels, leaving a dry valley with a small stream running through. Then in the spring it starts filling up again from melting snow and becomes a magnificent... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On the way to Maligne Lake you oass Medicine Lake which drains through sinkholes and in the Fall is almost completely dry. In August you see dry land at the head of the lake and can imagine what it like in October when it is mostly dry.

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