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Medicine Lake

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Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island
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Jasper National Park Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour
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Spectacular views!!

Amazing views of Medicine Lake and surrounding mountains. Evident of a recent forest fire that had been in the southern tip of the lake, which adds intrigue to the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
RockyMtnMan14
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Victoria, Canada
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gentbrugge
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You drive by Medicine Lake on the way to Maligne Lake. You can make a short stop but there is not a lot to see or do.

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Thank dd220786
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing views of Medicine Lake and surrounding mountains. Evident of a recent forest fire that had been in the southern tip of the lake, which adds intrigue to the area.

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Thank RockyMtnMan14
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely lake with spectacular mountain ranges in the background. We were on a tour and our driver explained how it got its name, we only had 10minutes here which only gave us enough time to stand from the viewpoint and not to go down to the waters edge, which was disappointing. Signs there also explained about the lake... More 

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Thank Alice R
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Medicine Lake is a most picturesque lake. We were there in early August, so it had not evaporated for the season. We had hoped to kayak this lake but there is no easy access point, so we had to be content with sitting lakeside and taking some pictures. A lovely place, but do not expect to be alone

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Thank driftdiver1
Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by Medicine Lake on our way to Maligne Lake. Due to a recent forest fire, the it actually made the scenery even more breath taking with the different gradient of tree colours. Beautiful lake to stop and absorb in the nature.

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Thank Cheryl L
Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lookout area is about a 20 minute drive from the main highway on the maligne lake road. The lookout is scenic and picturesque.

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Thank haileythegolden
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down to Medicine Lake which does involve some stairs, if that is a concern for you and anyone in your group. It was interesting to read about how the water comes and goes from this lake. There was an area that was closed due to some eagles nesting but we did not see the birds.

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Thank LadyNancymarie
Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large picturesque lake that has stunning features from both ends. With stunning mountain rangers what more could you expect! We got to see a Grizzly and her 2 cubs. There was a Black bear seen by other people but we ONLY got to see the Grizzly. Another must visit a scenic 30 minute drive from Jasper.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Maligne lake. It's a quick stop. spent about five or 10 minutes just looking at the lake and absorbing the surroundings. I'm sure it was much more picturesque prior to last year's forest fire, but it still worth a quick stop.

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Thank Greg W
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is on the way to Maligne Lake but in my opinion it's a better spectacle than Maligne Lake. It's a very picturesque lake and there are only a few parking spots available so it's not busy. You can take some truly beautiful photos of this lake without hundreds of people around you. It's very peaceful and tranquil. We... More 

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