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Spirit Island

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Islands
Activities: Hiking
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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the boat tour across the lake and loved the view of spirit island during the middle of the tour. It's very hard to take a bad picture of the place! It's an iconic spot to photograph and very pretty. So glad we went!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

The island is very beautiful, but it's possible to get to the island only by a boat tour. Unfortunately the stop that those boats do is too short.

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Buford, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Okay - they build up this boat ride that's going to take you to "Spirit Island" Come to find out the "island" was features in a Kodak ad from the 60's. Its a tiny spot of land in Maligne Lake. The boat ride is fairly scenic, but people on our boat were complaining and moaning because people who wanted to... More

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Essex UK
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

On our trip to Canada and especially Jasper the receptionist at The Caribou Lodge suggested we visite Lake Maligne and too the boat to Spirit Island. We are so glad we took that advice. On the car journey there we saw mountain goats on the road, a good start to the day. We took the boat trip out to the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Well you see this picture of the island on all the advertising everywhere for the Rockies. We gave ourselves an hour to get to the boat tour. We had some big horned sheep on the way that like to stop traffic to see if you will feed them. We were on the first tour at 10am and had only 12... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We took the tourist boat trip to Spirit Island, the weather was fantastic. You will not be disappointed it is the most amazing location. Wait to take photos after the boat has docked and you have walked along to the little island, if the weather is good they will look professional ones!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Taking a boat tour to Spirit Island was a highlight of our visit to Jasper NP! Getting to walk lakeside near it and take photos was priceless. Highly recommend visiting. Late afternoon is best for photography. Getting to the Maligne Lake takes about an hour drive from Jasper but there are multiple photo opportunities along the way, so planning for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I saw Spirit Island (actually it was a peninsula due to the water level when I visited) on the boat tour but if time permits and you are energetic you can go by canoe. There are no roads there and the sides of the lake look too steep for an easy hike. It was very quiet at the island and... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely boat ride to reach this scenic destination, but honestly, Spirit Island is a peninsula that at this time of year, did not resemble an island. Well worth the trip!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

For the price of this 90 minute boat tour ($61.95 CAD), our group were very disappointed! We felt like we were on a conveyer belt moving into the boat, listening to a droll commentary, walking on land for 10 mins only, and then shepherded back into the boat and back to dock. The driver was on his cell phone for... More

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