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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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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took the boat ride out to spirit Island and the views of the mountains coupled with the beautiful blue waters and the reflections of the mountain and a glass surface lake were breath taking. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spent a lot of time covering the history of the area. This is truly a must to do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoy the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada“, as voted by the 8 million Reader's Digest Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to the world-famous Spirit Island on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. Admire the breathtaking scenery of mountains and glaciers as you cruise to Spirit Island, the diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies. Spirit Island is a tiny island in Maligne... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are in wonderful physical shape you can hike or rent a canoe at Maline Lake and END UP at Spirit Island for that fantastic view. Alternately, there are lake cruises to book but be advised they are BUSY at this time of year and may be booked up after that long drive to the lake. I understand you... More

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Forks, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Although there is so much to see and do in this part of the world my wife and I were impressed the most by Jasper and the surrounding area. And the drive to Maligne Lake was as promised with fantastic scenery and an abundance of wildlife including moose who were up close and personal along with elk and other wildlife.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While staying in Jasper we drove to Maligne Lake for the day. Took us about an hour to get there from the Icefields. Passed Medicine Lake along the way. Unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife, although they say this is the drive to see it all. Once at the lake we booked in for the boat ride out to Spirit... More

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Modiin
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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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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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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