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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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
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 after you pass the winter road closure gates.
Alternately, there is a pullout BEFORE the winter road closure gates, also on the right hand side. This is our favorite of the two. There is more parking here and you can easily go down to the lake and scramble around on the rocks (if it's later in the summer). You can launch canoes and kayaks from this stop. The main pullout has the best views though.