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Spirit Island

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Chesham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On a tour of the Canadian Rockies, we visit Jasper, Alberta. Everybody we met said go to Spirit Island in the Maligne Lake, for the views and the beautiful colour of the water out there. So we went and were really pleased we did. Spirit Island is a tiny tied island in the largest lake in Jasper National Park, the... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is a bucket list place. The boat trip to it is wonderfully relaxing and beautiful. When you turn towards the island it is stunning but when you land on the island and turnaround you get one of the most beautiful and dramatic views in the world. Has not lost its beauty to tourism like lakr Louise.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had pre. Booked our tickets and had arrived early so got on earlier boat as out of season my daughter had been on this trip and said how magical but you cannot imagine it until you have been and seen it yourself we were lucky it was a lovely sunny day and see fantastic views of glaciers mountains along... More 

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Magog, Canada
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261 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When you take the boat to this 'island", you are only allowed 10 minutes. You need perfect weather to get photos like in the promotional brochure. We got some great photos of the mountains in the background from the dock too.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were repeatedly told that Spirit Island is the second most photographed place in Canada. The views were great but I didn't think that it lived up to the hype and the $64 boat cruise was a bit of a stretch for what we got.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Seeing Spirit Island is really pretty, the perfect view. But the boat trip there is very touristy....but sadly unless you are a good canoeist it is the only way to get there. The guide we had on the boat was just plain annoying! She made references to her love life and relationships and was very self depreciating. She made light... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have been here several times and love it each time. The views and explanations on the way to the island are great and you never know what you might see. I never tire of it.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked our cruise on Maligne Lake from our Best Western hotel in Jasper. We had researched our trip so we took plenty of time and used up most of the day. We travelled there in our hired car and this gave us ample time to both stop off at Maligne Canyon for a good viewing ( recommended!) and keep... More 

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FLORIDA
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Step off the boat onto an island on Lake Maligne. Spirit Island is very peaceful and serene. You may have a new inner peace after you look around and enjoy the views.

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