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Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lake has its own charm as the level of water changes. It is a vast lake and there are many lok out points. It is aviewing point for birds and we could see Bald Egle.On our drive we sighted a Bear and Elks also....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK so it's not as stunning as nearby Maligne Lake but you have to go past it and its well worth a stop to lookl.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to Banff, it is beautiful. No, it is not Moraine, Louise or Maligne, but it is more beautiful than any lake in the states. There are few people there, so, in many ways, it is more fun as you are unencumbered by a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Russ H
Reviewed June 15, 2019

Medicine Lake is located within Jasper National Park. It is relatively shallow lake and part of the Maligne Valley. Noticed nesting bald eagles. Some of the trees were burnt.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Medicine Lake is the disappearing lake in Jasper National Park. This strange occurrence peaked my interest so we included on our itinerary. Located between Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, so convenient. What happens here is the water level fluctuates to underground passages to emerge in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

We discover a small attraction on our way to Maligne Lake. Even the trees were burned surrounded were burned but we able to look for a good spot to enjoy the beautiful side of Maligne Lake.

Date of experience: June 2019
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

If you have not seen a bear or eagles nest before then one of each today. But lake is dwarfed in beauty by the lake at the end of the road. Dead forest all around due to I assume a past fire. Watch for traffic...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

We stopped here on the way, to view the lake, wildlife, and beautiful view. There are informative placards with details about the area and wildlife. Apparently, this is a “disappearing lake” which grows or recedes depending on the rainfall.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank marikaS23
Reviewed May 29, 2019

We passed by this beautiful lake while en route to Lake Maligne. We had the good fortune to see a young Black bear feeding. In addition we spotted a young Male Moose! Finally we saw an Eagle in a treetop nest.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Peter F
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This lake is fed by water from glaciers and fills up and then empties. The First Nations people called it bad medicine lake because it emptied with no visible outlet. In fact the water seeps out through the limestone at the bottom of the lake....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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August 21, 2017|
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Response from jillybean238 | Reviewed this property |
There are two spots where you can stop. There is the official pullout with the signs explaining everything about Medicine Lake. If you are traveling TO Maligne Lake, it is on the right hand side of the road, just shortly... More
June 20, 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Not normally. As of now water level is normal so you should be OK.