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Medicine Lake

Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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266 reviews 266 reviews
217 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
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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255 reviews 255 reviews
70 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 helpful votes 29 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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9 attraction reviews
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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