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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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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It is an incredible lake, the boat that takes you to the Spirit Island is fun. Get a seat at the back, once the boat starts you can leave the cabin and go sit not the back deck, great for photos. Best time to go is the last boat. In the summer is the photo cruises that last longer and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My friends and I rented 2 canoes in advance from On-line Sport and Tackle and paddled 9 miles/14 km to Fisherman's Bay campsite. It was an amazingly gorgeous paddle and we had tons of fun. The weather was spectacular both days! One thing to watch out for are the cruise boats, which are supposed to slow down when approaching canoes... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

friends recommended Maligne lake and it was beautiful. not our favourite but probably second on the list. Good boat trip and enjoyed a bowl of soup in the cafe. not sure about all the hype regarding spirit island!

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had planned to just visit the lake and stay at water level, but then we through down the challenge to hike the opal hills loop...the day after a reasonable snow fall. WOW... Winter wonderland in the pine forest was beautiful. Beware tho, this is not for those without a reasonable level of fitness/stamina. This 8-10 kilometer round trip (3.5... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Having done a boat lake trip elsewhere we felt the boat trip here was too expensive and probably more of the same, so just walked around the surroundings free of charge which was good enough and free of charge....well worth a visit.

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Central Saanich, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and learning new information from the tour guide about the area. The views are spectacular and the area is gorgeous for canoing, hiking and just being. Well worth the short trip off the highway. We were so lucky to have such a beautiful day. Read some of the info plaques around the Maligne Lodge and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are several lakes in the several National Parks that alternate as my "favorite"; Maligne Lake (pronounced "Muh-Leen") and the associated Spirit Island Cruise was one of my favorites. You can't believe the colors with the backdrop of the mountains. Yes - there are a million internet pictures of it. Still worth it. Just taking pictures in the crisp air... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful spot, definitely hire a canoe from the boathouse and paddle around for an hour or two. Just so peaceful out on the water, you can get up close to some birds, very relaxing, great place.

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worcs.uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we did the lake cruise which gave lovely views. adverts suggest you will see wildlife but we were told on board the boat that we would not see any wildlife.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The cruise was not only informative but fun as well. We were blessed to catch a female moose on the shore as we cruised to spirit island. The entire surroundings are relaxing and very photogenic. Spirit Island was small, but great viewpoints along the short hike.

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