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Address: Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking

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A fantastic boat ride to a movie scene (picture perfect)

You've seen it in advertisements, but here you can see it in person. It's not the island that makes it special, but it's the whole view in front of you. The mountains, the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You've seen it in advertisements, but here you can see it in person. It's not the island that makes it special, but it's the whole view in front of you. The mountains, the lake, the island- it's a spectacular scene. Worth the $50 it costs to get you out here. The boat ride is very worthwhile too.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As the title, it's really a misnomer, Spirit Island is a spit of land on the lake, where the access may occasionally flood. However, for a second visit to Maligne Lake, we had to take the boat tour, and are glad we did. The Lake and Mountains are beautiful, the tour guide informative, and the only other option - to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever experienced. When you enter "The Hall of Gods" you may forget to breath. The most glorious mountain views landscape the tranquil aqua waters on which Spirit Island is resting. Spirit Island itself however is not the main focal point, rather the entire visual experience. On the down side though,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We took the boat ride our to Spirit Island and had a lovely time. The guides were fun and so sweet and the ride was calm and the sights were breathtaking. You get the best of all world, water, snow, trees you name it.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The boat ride back to this secluded spot was a delight and the views of Spirit Island were charmingly beautiful to photograph.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful Area to visit with a nice trip on the lake. Guide is informative and ladies at the gift shop were helpful.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had seen it so many times in photographs I expected to be stunned by the island. I must admit I was a little disappointed at first. A bit like the diminutive sizes of the Mona Lisa or some other famous paintings that seem larger than life in pictures. But I warmed up to it and got my own classic... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

For some reason, I enjoyed the trip in the lake than the island itself. The mountain views are astounding which is typical of the Canadian Rockies, but the island was not as impressive as I thought. May be I should have gone to the photographers tour.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This should be on every ones bucket list. Sprit Island is most dramatic in afternoon light. We did the photographers tour which allowed us the best light. It was the last trip of the day and we spent an hour or two on location. This trip does, of course, cost a few extra dollars, but is probably the best bet... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's pricey and it's far and we didn't find Spirit island to be as beautiful as the picture we saw. However we enjoyed our drive along the scenic Maligne lake road and the cruise across the lake was pretty nice too. From what I had researched and confirmed with the guide, the light (for photos) is better late afternoon, so... More 

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Address: Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Jasper National Park

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