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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 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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St. Albert
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spirit Island is one of the most commonly painted places in the park, It is easy to see why. The picture it presents is so beautiful. Take the boat tour to get here and make sure to take pictures. We have twice seen deer on the island when we were there. There is a washroom at the entry from the... More

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Atlanta, GA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the boat ride on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (nice ride but pricey) and had about 15 minutes to stroll a short trail overlooking Spirit Island which is really a peninsula, but becomes an island in high water.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
101 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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181 reviews 181 reviews
84 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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