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Address: PO Box 280, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-852-3370
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Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the...

Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lakes' fabulous ring of 3,360 meter mountains. It is the melt waters of those glaciers that give the lake its' lovely, tranquil-blue colour and that backdrop of lofty peaks which holds back the busy world and provides a calming wilderness experience.

World-famous Spirit Island, on Maligne Lake is the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Accessible only by boat this diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies is the destination point of the scenic Maligne Lake cruise.

The worldwide fame of Maligne Lake is historically and intrinsically bound to the art of Photography. Diminutive Spirit Island, resting in the hall of the Gods at the south end of Maligne Lake is, arguably the most photographed locale in the Canadian Rockies.

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Breahtaking scenery

At Maligne Lake we took the boat to Spirit Island in what we were told was the first clear day for one month. Spirit Island did not disappoint in any way. We had to wait over an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At Maligne Lake we took the boat to Spirit Island in what we were told was the first clear day for one month. Spirit Island did not disappoint in any way. We had to wait over an hour for a boat and this was out of season; however, they are used to volume of visitors to this top attraction and... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a snowy, low cloud day so missed some of the views, but when we got to Spirit Island the weather cleared..... photogenic is too small a word to use. Try it, you will not be disappointed

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Hartsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lady that drove the bus to the tour was absolutely awesome. She had majored in wildlife and eco sustems and she was very knowledgeble. about the animals, the fire that had ravaged some of the woods there, she looked or wildlife on the road and would stop when possible. We saw a herd of rams, male and female moose,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a must do!!! Absolutely loved my day on Maligne Lake. The cruise is very beautiful. The staff is awesome. I just suggest that the tour guide takes it down a notch, a little less talking so that people can enjoy the beautiful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Took the boat tour to Spirit Island as part of our motor coach tour. Day was overcast so when we arrived at the island it was misty, with an eerie quality about it. Sam and Mo did a great job on our tour, very knowledgeable about the area and very friendly. Very nice gift shop and restaurant. We bought food... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The beauty of this place is best seen on a sunny day. We checked the weather and changed our departure time as more clouds were forecast for later. They are very flexible as long as there is still room on a different boat. We didn't want a morning run as the sun's position causes shadows on mountains more visible later.... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We travelled to Spirit Island to a landing where we could take photos of some of the most amazing scenery in the world with the Maligne Lake surrounded by snow capped mountains. The richness of the colours have to be seen to be appreciated. The cruise was highly informative and the staff friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

the boat takes you to the most impressive views of the lake. the spirit island that suppose to be the most photographed place in the Rockies is not an island but the views from there are the best

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Definitely recommend this tour if you're going to be staying in Jasper. It's a bit of a drive to get there, but well worth it! I went on an overcast day, but I think it was better that way! Our driver and guide were both great! She was very knowledgeable and entertaining to listen to. Thanks to Nathan, Greg and... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The boat trip on Maligne Lake was the highlight of our visit to Jasper and Banff. The scenery is beautiful and the stop at Spirit Island is special. The views of the lake, island and mountains is incredible.

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