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Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Nice lake on way to Maligne Lake

It is worth a stop here on the way to Maligne Lake for the view and also to see the effects of the recent (July 9/15) forest fire.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It is worth a stop here on the way to Maligne Lake for the view and also to see the effects of the recent (July 9/15) forest fire.

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Although it was on the way to the beautiful Maligne Lake, it is worth a stop at the viewing point at Medicine Lake. There was a bald eagle chick on his nest and a parent swooping overhead when we visited. We returned the next morning to check up on him, and he was making a lot of noise (wanting food)... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped at Medicine Lake on the way from Maligne Lake to Maligne Canyon. Excellent spot for taking beautiful pictures

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There was a major fire that burned 2500 acres all around the lake. You could still smell the smoke. Nice drive around the lake.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The fire ravaged forests either side of this lake add to the atmosphere. Very impressive viewing from car park and alongside via the road. Worth stopping here if you are doing Maligne canyon and Maligne lake, it's bang in between the 2!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had checked Medicine Lake online before going there. And what a surprise to see all these burnt forests around when we arrived. It seems fire happened in July this year unfortunately. But the views were nevertheless scenic!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Medicine Lake is a great place to stop and take in the view. Part way between Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, it offers some incredible views. You can see how close the recent fires came to Medicine Lake, but the views are still amazing.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This very beautifully colored lake does not disappoint & is well worth the trip. We visited fairly shortly after a forest fire burned through quite a bit of trees. the contrasting colors plus the amazing scenery all around is a feast to the eyes.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Loved the lake, very peaceful with high mountains next to it. Recent fire burned lots of trees there, but it gave a few more colours to the whole picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is an interesting stop just to learn the mystery of the lake. There is a stream from Maligne Lake flowing into Medicine Lake, but no stream leaving Medicine Lake. Adding to the mystery is that the water level varies with the season. In the spring and summer, you'll find a lake with beautiful reflections of the surrounding mountains if... More 

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