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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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Newcastle upon Tyne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Maligne lake as part of a day tour which included Maligne Canyon. The striking blue colour of the lake enclosed by mountains and pine trees stays long in the memory. We disembarked for 20 minutes at Spirit Island which is a highly picturesque part of the lake and provided some great photo opportunities. If you are looking for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This a lovely spot and well worth the drive from Jasper. We didn't do the lake cruise but there are many hiking trails. We did the Mary Schaeffer Loop and it was a nice hike and not too hard.

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Stony Plain, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the prettiest spots in the Jasper area. It is a bit of a drive to get there but there is plenty to see on the way. The road there is one of the best chances to spot wildlife in the area including bears.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A must see in the Canadian Rockies. My husband and grandson rented a canoe and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, while I sat on a bench in the sunshine, taking in the beauty of this tranquil lake. What I love about Maligne Lake is, that it is not overrun with tourists like Lake Louise, but is just as beautiful.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One should really do some extensive hiking to enjoy this area. We only spent one day here, but it would be a great place to camp and explore. There are plenty of bears so bring your spray and bells. The boat trip to Spirit Island would probably be advisable as well. There are plenty of accomodations in Jasper if you... More

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York, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Lovely walk through the forest which leads back to the lake with the most stunning views when the weather is good! Also saw bear cups on the road from jasper, so drive slowly and keep looking!

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We wanted to rent a canoe that day & try out our lifejacket for our little dog. But dan wasn't feeling good that day. We went for a walkabout, bought a book of Jasper's history in the gift shop. The lake was beautiful and it was a lovely day.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We saw a mama bear and 2 cubs on the drive to the lake. The boat tour is totally worth it to see the view on the far side of the lake.

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Manning, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We did a guided fishing tour and enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks to our guide, Cortland? I think that was his name! He was very knowledgable about the lake, mountains, glaciers and most importantly, the fishing! Tips for fishing: - book for the first slot. It will get way to hot to do it later in the morning and... More

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were surprised to know that you can only see Spirit Island by canoe or boat. Somewhere along the line we missed this piece of information. We were very disappointed although the morning was overcast anyway. The staff in the cafeteria was friendly, although we cannot say the same for the staff in the outwear store. We would recommend many... More

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