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Maligne Canyon

Maligne Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-3583
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.
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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There are longer walks but if time constrained this is a good stop. Also, if out on the road around dawn (we were there about 7.15) you may increase your chances of seeing some locals - we spotted a wolf this morning.

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Hod Hasharon
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237 reviews 237 reviews
65 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The parking lot was full when we got there and we had to wait a few minutes for a spot. Once this was over, the hike down the canyon trail was truly magnificent, and the crowds were smaller than we anticipated. We did bridges 1 to 3 plus a little, because bridge 4 was closed temporarily. The trail is well... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places on the list of things to see that you must tick off. It is not somewhere to visit so that you can take home a whole load of amazing pictures, although I took several pictures. Instead it is somewhere you need to come and experience for yourself, to marvel at the way the water... More

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St. Albert
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The walk along Maligne is beautiful and an easy hike for families. The views of the river are spectacular. We have also done the river in winter when it is frozen. Being able to look at it in the summer and compare the trips is the best.

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Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The river flowing through the canyon starts out just several yards below the trail and at times cannot even been seen, the canyon beomes so deep. A 45 minute roundtrip walk to the Fourth Bridge is sufficient to get an appreciation of the Canyon. A walk to the bottom would probably take 2 hours, but it uphill all the way... More

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Elyria, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was the first side trip we took near Jasper. It's jammed with people so plan to be patient and understanding of everyone else's needs. Scenery was ok in general, but with so much to see in Jasper I'd say average, I almost think Marble Canyon in Kootenay was better, and we were basically the only people there. It's a... More

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Venice, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

nice boat ride around lake and given a lot of information about the area. Nice walking trail by the beautiful lake.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The canyon trail is close to Jasper and was jammed with hikers the day we went there. I would have preferred hiking further out to avoid the jostling. The canyon is impressive, but not as awe-inspiring as hoped.

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West Menlo Park, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this hike and it gets better as you take the trail away from the main fenced in areas. Be aware that this is a popular tourist spot where the big tour buses are dropped off so get there early and go farther along the trail. Doing this will provide awesome views of rushing waters and peace.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, safe view of the canyon. We had limited time, so started at the restaurant end, bridge one/two, and hiked down to bridge four and back out. Bridge five was closed the day we went. This canyon is worth seeing, and the upper part of the hike is accessible even for those who are not hikers.

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