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Address: Maligne Lake Rd. | 44 km (27 mi) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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This is a beautiful spot with a number of hikes radating from the lake area. You can hike, fish, rent a boat, grab a quick snack, or just sit back and soak up the natural beauty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot with a number of hikes radating from the lake area. You can hike, fish, rent a boat, grab a quick snack, or just sit back and soak up the natural beauty. For those who know Canada's mountain parks well, it's reminiscent of Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Make no mistake, Maligne Lake is beautiful. We enjoyed the visit, and the drive to get there. However, compared to Maligne Canyon, it was a bit boring. We rented a canoe for 1 hour...good value, and a memorable experience. Stay away from overpriced restaurant... Cafeteria food at high prices. Typical tourist gouge. Instead, pack lunch and enjoy it from picnic... More 

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Kindersley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful clear blue water, glaciers off in the distance and lots of wild life. Take a cruise on the lake on the tour boat. See the mountains up close and maybe see some wild life along the way. They take you around the bend to an area people can get off the boat and roam around for a short time... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park is extremely picturesque and the blue - green waters, so soothing. We visited the lake on a clear sunny July morning and the drive through scenic countryside was pleasant. We took a boat ride to the Spirit Island. The snow capped mountains and glaciers are majestic. A couple of hours in these pristine outdoors... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is a long way out to Maligne Lake but it is certainly worth the drive. Not only is the countryside on the way out magnificent but you are wonderfully rewarded when you get to Maligne Lake. We went in the afternoon and went for a walk along the lake edge. It is so pretty. You can hire canoes and... More 

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milton keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went down here on a local recommendation. Pleasant drive down, good roads, including free range goats. You need to book the ferry in advance as it gets busy Nice afternoon out

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Portland, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The lake is pleasant and full of tourists. Trails are well marked and informative. The Canyon is much more spectacular, but that is, of course, just an opinion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you're in Jasper you MUST get to Maligne Lake. There's something for everyone and the drive in and from is amazing. Especially right now you can see the burn scars from the lightening strike that caused forest fires in the maligne range two weeks ago. If you want an awesome but strenuous and steep hike then tackle Opal Hills.... More 

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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We drove the Icefields Parkway and only at the entrance to Radium had we seen wildlife...2 black bears. Feeling a little bit let down by the bears, we read that this drive was well known for wildlife. It did not disappoint! Among other wildlife, we saw another 5 black bear and 2 grizzly bear. Made our Canada week long drive... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Road close while we go there on 19 July. There was wild fire at the forest before Maligne Lake. Call Jasper Tourist Information before you go to the lake. You will spend your time 3 hours more return (driving from Yellowhead) only to know road closed.

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Address: Maligne Lake Rd. | 44 km (27 mi) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Jasper National Park

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