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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The lines of the mountains in the distance are crystal clear, the pine-trees dip down to the water, their skirts making the water ripple. The sky was blue in May, the water was transparent and green-blue. As I sat in a wooden deck chair on a pontoon, I knew I couldn't leave without taking this beauty with me! A peace... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We drove from Jasper and took it slowly to absorb the ever-changing scenery. After the early stretches of forest and mountain streams, the road runs along a lake flanked by a truly spectacular range of jagged quartzite peaks in gigantic smooth, pale grey slabs reaching up to the sky on our left. The journey is worth it just for this... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were originally under the impression that we could hike around the lake - but were disappointed when we could not. However, the view is spectacular and made for amazing photos. It was an amazing sight to see and I am so glad we went there, made for some of the best photos we took during that trip. We did... More

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

This lake is gorgeous from the shore, especially the spirit island side, but it was very well worth it to do the tour boat and see it from the water. It's hard to believe that it is naturally that neon turquoise color. You get a terrific view of the mountains from the lake as well. This lake is in my... More

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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Drove up here for the day from Jasper. I think we were practically the first RV to arrive, and we were certainly the last to leave!!! Great day. Didn't do the boat tour (not enough time) but did take a couple of open canoes out from the old historic boathouse and paddled ourselves down and across the lake. Also went... More

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Maple Ridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you visit Maligne Lake you must take the cruise Spectacular scenery including hanging glaciers and a lot of interesting information. It goes about halfway down the Lake where you can get off and take pictures of the most famous spot in Jasper National Park! We had a beautiful sunny day and really enjoyed this cruise.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Spirit Island is world known and the view is totally awesome. Magical place to see the stunning scenery and experience.

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Boat Trip to Spirit Island is well worth it. Be aware that they have special photography trips. They weren't running them the day I was there. I took a "regular" trip and go great photos.

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We drove to Maligne Lake after viewing the canyon. Both stops are well worth it! If you go to the lake, you really should invest in the boat tour to Spirit Island. It is truly a magical place and is only accessible by boat...a once in a lifetime experience!

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The views were brilliant. Our biggest problem was everything was closed. This was due to arriving in mid October everything was closed, shops toilets etc.

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