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Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake Rd. | 44 km (27 mi) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

the road along Malign Canyon to Malign Lake is a must see in Jasper....awesome! To make the trip complete, I would recommend taking the boat cruise on the lake. Boat trip reservations can be made in Jasper or at Malign Lake visitor centre. The boat ride is about 90 minutes in total and takes you to the far end of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places where it really does wow you upon arrival! There are boats to hire from the beginning and a variety of trails you can follow. We preferred to get off the beaten track a little (it does get very busy) and just sit on one of the small stretches of beach you can find in... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's true that you can't see the best of the lake unless you take the boat trip or hire a canoe but this means that the other end of the lake is quieter and has been kept unspoilt. The boat trips are timed to ensure that only one boatload is ever there at a time and no-one is allowed on... More

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Westminster
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Vacation on a budget, so no cruise for us, but worth it to visit, hike around a bit, have picnic lunch and enjoy the views.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Maligne Lake is a beautiful lake whose beauty is enhanced by the boat cruise to Spirit Island. On a sunny day, the blue of the lake is offset by the surrounding snow capped mountains. Photo opportunities abound. You have one captain and one narrator on the boat ride. The narrator gives you a history of the area, geological information, and... More

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Hod Hasharon
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238 reviews 238 reviews
65 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Maligne Lake is one of Jasper's highlights. Regardless of the Spirit Island story and how one photo made the place world famous, Maligne Lake is gorgeous in its own right. The setting, with the snowy peaks, glaciers and waterfalls wherever you look, combined with the emerald-coloured water provide a real treat. If you have time, rent a canoe or kayak... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Maligne Lake is a gorgeous place to visit. There are so many pretty places in this area. You must stop here! The lake is beautiful. The boat ride out to Spirit Island is a great way to see the area from being on the lake. The small trail at Spirit Island is pretty and gives great view of the box... More

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St. Albert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The boat cruise to Spirit Island is a great way to spend a day. The boats can get very busy so go early or be prepared to wait - or book ahead. There is a gift shop with a place to eat - very ordinary but OK. They also have a Tea House which is pricy but excellent. The highlight... More

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Maligne Lake is in a very pretty setting and the boat ride to Spirit Island is worth it if somewhat pricey. We saw a moose running along the bank past crowds of people. If one want to canoe, this is a great place to spend a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A stunning lake with other walks available. Went to Moose Lake and guess what? Mother and young Moose feeding in a smaller lake,

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