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Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Great for bear sightings

It was along the shore of this lake that we saw a black bear asleep in a tree only meters from the roadside. We also saw a brown bear with a cub climbing trees for a feed. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was along the shore of this lake that we saw a black bear asleep in a tree only meters from the roadside. We also saw a brown bear with a cub climbing trees for a feed. Just the medicine we needed.

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Kent, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Medicine Lake is a pretty little lake on the road from Jasper to Maligne Lake. At the west end of the lake, there’s a short gravel road that you can walk down to the shore of the lake. The area around the lake was covered with rocks and grasses — very peaceful and photogenic. It was also very quiet —... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We love this lake so much! We are always treated with a bear sighting, and sometimes a nesting eagle. Its a beautiful view, and especially so at sunset.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

During our four visits to Jasper over the past 10-12 years we have seen more bears in the vicinity of Medicine Lake than anywhere else. Mostly around the ends of the lake in the flatter areas.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've seen the lake relatively high and very low. I've walked its shores and made inukshuks on the sand in order to take haunting landscape pictures. Husband and I often stop on annual visits. Worth the drive, but read the story of why the lake levels fluctuate and how local first nations tribes thought it was 'bad medicine'. I would... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Jasper National Park

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