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Maligne Canyon

Maligne Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-3583
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$55*
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour
94%
Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Owner description: A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.
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Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Owner description: A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.
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Calgary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Longer hike but well worth the effort, cleats a must in winter. The frost and ice build up is truly awe inspiring.

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It had just started snowing and when we did the extended Maligne Canyon walk it felt like were the last people alive on earth. So quiet, peaceful... and no footprints other than animal paws and hooves in the fresh snow!

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The hike down into the canyon was nice and easy, and once down there the canyon was gorgeous! Huge icicles and walking on the iced over river was definitely an experience! Having a pear of yack-tracks or ice cleats is recommended as the ice can be slippery, so just be careful. We walked the canyon on our own, but if... More 

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Jerusalem
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Canyon is about 11 km from Jasper. The river plunges 23 m into a steep-walled gorge of limestone bedrock, There are self-guided trails and footbridges that provide spectacular views of the canyon. A place not to be missed when visiting Jasper Park.

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Irwin, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Maligne Canyon is a stunning slot canyon and photographs well on a overcast day. I wish I would have had time to see more of it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

An absolutely beautiful hike! The views are incredible as they are breathtaking. The fifth bridge is closed but it's still worth going. The difficulty of the trails varies and you can choose to do as much or as little of it as you want. I have hiked it spring, summer and fall and never tire of this truly inspiring place.... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful both summer and winter. I especially love watching the ice canyon climbers and walking on all the amazing ice formations and caves.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Waterfalls, Deep Gorges, Potholes and Underground Streams, all gather in one place. The hiking trail is well-maintained with several viewpoints which you can rest and snap a few pictures of this amazing place. The trail is surrounded with fences so that traveller with Acrophobia don't have to worry so much. With only 10km from the town, Maligne Canyon is definitely... More 

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Edmonton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Too bad the 5th bridge was closed. It is still a very nice hike - easy, but icy and slippery in the winter. It is like walking through the winter wonder lake. Love it. Very different than in the spring, summer or fall. It season or each time I go it always gives you a different scence and feel and... More 

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Calgary
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Don't judge a book by its cover. In the middle of nowhere is a mystic place tucked away under a cloak of unsensational advertisement. Bring your hiking boots for this trek though. You may even want a backpack with water, Tylenol, or some muscle rub. Somehow in natures wisdom she did not account for tourists and the countless stairs you'll... More 

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