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Address: Maligne Lake Rd. | 44 km (27 mi) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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A beautiful lake setting and boat trip surrounded by Canadian Rockies

Maligne Lake and the boat trip to Spirit Island was magnificent. Surrounded by vast huge Canadian Rockies it is an unforgettable trip. Have your breakfast or lunch in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Maligne Lake and the boat trip to Spirit Island was magnificent. Surrounded by vast huge Canadian Rockies it is an unforgettable trip. Have your breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria at the Lodge. The photo looking south from the stop at Spirit Island (a small island) is one to take.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely lake to look at, the tour boat operators are all very friendly and even the cafeteria they have there is good. But to spend 90 minutes on a boat ride and only get 10 minutes to explore Spirit Island is just plain silly. We could have skipped this one.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The lake and the surrounding area is stunning. Great trail system near and around the lake. You can go for a short or longer hike. The lodge and restaurant are good. Plenty of picnic tables with nice views.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome tourist attraction. Plenty to do and see here. The ride up the road on motorcycles is a must to do.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went on the maligne lake cruise to spirit island. The weather was fab and the scenery was out of this world.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I know it sounds terrible to critisise a lake in the Canadian Rockies but... you drive the round 30 km trip to see a lake with expensive boat trips @ around 65 Canadian Dollars each (£32). Once you arrive at the lake, if you do not want to go on the boat trip, you can walk around it, have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

...but I was not willing to pay more than 50 Dollars for the boat trip. The part which you can see walking is not that spectacular. Morraine Lake is way more beautiful in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Maligne lake and Spirit Island are two iconic places in Jasper National Park. While it is possible to book tours right in Jasper, we drove out ourselves and boarded the boat tour right at the lake. This was our second time on the lake but the first for my sister and brother-in-law who accompanied us on this trip. We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited this lake after seeing several glacial lakes in the Lake Louise area. Perhaps it was the time of day, but it was difficult for us to see the color of the lake. We did take a boat tour out to spirit island, but we did not do any hiking. There is a nice café/restaurant that you can purchase... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place, along with the iconic Spirit Island, is a must-see when in Jasper. Unfortunately, we visited on a day when the smoke from the forest fires in Washington and Idaho had completely obliterated the views of the mountains. That was heartbreaking. However, we did see moose, elk, and deer. Also the lake tour allowed you to see enough of... More 

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