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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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Fabukous

We passed here on our way to Maligne lake. It is very picturesque and worth a stop. We were lucky enough to be able to view a bear with her 2 cubs right by the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We passed here on our way to Maligne lake. It is very picturesque and worth a stop. We were lucky enough to be able to view a bear with her 2 cubs right by the lake. Apparently bear sightings are fairly common around this area.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will see the lake on your way to Maligne lake. It was really big. The view is so great! Make sure you pull over and snap a few shots. There's a bald eagle's nest close by, keep your eyes open for that. I saw a black bear and her cub on the bank of the lake, so keep a... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the earliest time in the year we have visited Medicine Lake and it was holding more water than we have ever seen. We were also lucky enough to see a black bear here. The colours are not as vibrant as other lakes, but it still makes a pleasant stop and allows those in a hurry to get to... More 

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Thank phil52_10
British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out and stopped at this lake first. It was quite the attraction as many were there. There was an Eagle's Nest we could view with the Eagle right on top. You could see where they had a forest fire years ago.

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Thank BritishColumbiaKathy
Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake has many different faces, depending on which angle you took the photo. It has a long drive along the lake, and it offers many photo opportunities. We saw an eagle nest on the tree. Do stop and take pictures.

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Thank Ann C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Medicine lake while on our way to Maligne lake. Definitely worth a 30 minutes stop. There's also a good chance that you may come across a bear while you are here! At least we did :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty lake on our way to Maligne Lake. The view point is just off of the road. Medicine lake is also called disappearing lake because the water funnels down to the Maligne Canton during the summer. The viewpoint is just off the road and not too many signs. Just pullover and look at the beautiful vistas.

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Thank akv33
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this lake on our way to Maligne Lake, & we stopped by on our way back to Jasper. I personally prefer Medicine to Maligne because there were fewer people & not as touristy. No boat/kayak rentals, no restaurant/cafes & no toilets (FYI). All the above reasons make it a more serene place to ponder & take lots of... More 

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Banff and seen some beautiful lakes. This didn't compare but it was a cloudy day so maybe that's why.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped here to take some photographs on our way to Maligne Lake. It was very beautiful and we spotted a bear, it wasn't very close but we managed to get some shots of it. Lovely place to stop off for some lovely photos.

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