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

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Take the boat trip to Spirit Island if it's a nice day ...

I've done this trip a couple of times - once when it was really cloudy and more recently in brilliant sunshine. Would recommend it in the sunshine but not so much when it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Calgary, AB

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've done this trip a couple of times - once when it was really cloudy and more recently in brilliant sunshine. Would recommend it in the sunshine but not so much when it's cloudy as the scenery is nowhere near as spectacular. You can get off the boat and walk to a viewpoint when you get to Spirit Island and... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Photographers (and many keen observers) will recognize this place as one of the iconic photo locations of Jasper National Park. Situated in Maligne Lake, it is not actually an island, and not all that impressive in size (a mere 16 or so trees stand upon it) - but it is surrounded by emerald blue-green water and stunning mountains. Heartrendingly, the... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Pictures don't exaggerate the view at all. The color of the water, the boat ride up to the spirit island, glacier views on the way and the really short hike to view this picturesque post card location is all worth it! Would do it again. The spirit island cruise is a must!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

May be it's just me but I couldn't find anything interesting about this place. There are many places in Jasper that are much more interesting

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely do the boat ride to Spirit Island at Maligne Lake. Lovely boat ride, great narration, spirit island has amazing views of the mountains and lake.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The photo captures the experience well. It is quite beautiful. If you take the boat tour, you will learn the interesting history.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trip out to this iconic spot was well worth it! Was sad that we were only given a few minutes to spend enjoying the view and taking pictures but....wow!!!! What a view!!!

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Grande Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you get a chance to take the boat to Spirit Lake, don't pass on it. The scenery is spectacular! We took the photography cruise, an adult only cruise with a professional photographer and wine & cheese!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The boat ride is about 40 minutes each way if you come via the boat tour, or you can paddle out on a canoe or kayak. Once you get to Spirit Island, you are rewarded with some of the most incredible views anywhere. The regular boat cruise offers you about 10 minutes on the island, but it is worth it.... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great place, the easiest way to see it is to take a boat tour that last about 1,5 hour and takes you to this place as well.

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