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Medicine Lake

Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Hod Hasharon
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246 reviews 246 reviews
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I knew this lake was on the way to Maligne Lake, but I had no idea how pretty it would be! It has an interesting story about where the water comes from/goes to as well. The scenery was beautiful, and while I didn't see any wildlife, lots of people I spoke to said they saw animals there.

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Puurs, Belgium
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38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This lake is one of the finest in Jasper IMHO. Under a bright, yet cloud dotted sky, this lakes offers some of the finest colour schemes. While we were there, part of the lake walkway was closed to protect the nest of a bald eagle in the roadside trees, but the brooding mum could of course be spotted from the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were heading to maligne lake however this lake is on route and it was so beautiful we just had to stop. The lake was so still that the reflection of the mountains was breathtaking!

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New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

the lake is serene and peaceful beyond description. but what set it apart from my other favorites, i.e. peyto lake and moraine lake, is, medicine lake is a place that we saw bears!!! not one, not two but three. we were there in the end of June. not sure if they are there all the time though. but doesn't hurt... More

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New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Best lake photo opportunity of the trip. Bears along way and cubs also. Bald eagles in trees and simply stunning. Must view

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was our second visit to Medicine Lake, occuring in June 2014. Our previous visit took place in early September 2012. On our first visit the lake looked beautiful, full and deep. On this visit it was still beautiful, but much "smaller", the shoreline showing where it has been before. If you read about this lake, you will find that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On the way from Jasper to Maligne Lake, this lake was really serene and the changing water levels made it look and photograph differently from different places along its length. We spotted not one, not two - but three bears along its perimeter. Surely a hotspot for wildlife! What was even more amazing is that the bears continued to graze... More

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The lake is breathtaking but also a great spot for wildlife. Bald eagles have a nest there, need binoculars though, saw mama and baby bear and if you like the little friends, lots of pikas. Just seat on the rocks to the right and stay put, you will see them...

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