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Maligne Lake

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Address: Maligne Lake Rd. | 44 km (27 mi) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 7808523370
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise
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Spirit Island Cruise on Jasper's Maligne Lake
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour

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This is a beautiful lake. We took the drive up here and saw a black bear cub, an eagle, and a few moose on the drive there first thing in the morning. Some of our group took the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rodney B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful lake. We took the drive up here and saw a black bear cub, an eagle, and a few moose on the drive there first thing in the morning. Some of our group took the cruise to Spirit Island while the rest of us did various hikes in the area. There is a cafeteria, gift shop, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lake is lovely although it does get quite busy. We got there at about 3pm and the boat tours were already booked up for the rest of the day. We were told you have to get there before 10.30am to stand a chance of getting on a boat tour.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The drive up to Maligne Lake alone was worth the trip. The lake itself is massive and brilliant blue. The boat trip takes you out to Spirit Island, a tiny strip of land that is probably the most beautiful tourist trap I've ever visited. Although the whole Spirit Island angle is a bit hokey, the ride out and back is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic drive from Jasper to Maligne Lake. We were lucky enough to see black bears and bald eagles on the drive. Unfortunately it was an overcast day at the lake but we still enjoyed doing one of the walks where we came across a deer on the track which was cool. Great gift shop, not just tacky souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lake has paths for hiking around it as well as boat yours and canoes to rent. There is also the ability to stop for a snack. The drive to the lake is quite scenic as well and we saw some mountain goats and deer along the road.

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Thank ALRHA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The lake is great once you walk away from the parkinglot/giftstore/restaurant. Leave the loop trail along the lake and youll find yourself some great places and a bit of solitude if you are lucky. This is a smaller, offical trail (I asked at the park information), so this is totally okay with "dont leave the trail" regulations! It can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The lake is very beautiful and there are lot of trails and a small beach area too. The food at the cafe was decent. But we had to wait a long time to go on the boat tour. The tour was good and Spirit Island was very beautiful but it was not worth the wait.

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Thank Sushar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... Very touristy ... Drove around forever to get a parking spot. Ended up having lunch there and it was not ok. Second time there. Took friends this time - probably wouldn't go back again. So many other more beautiful lakes around. Didnt do boat ride but some said it wasn't worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be the most beautiful places on earth. We enjoyed a wonderful boat tour of this gorgeous lake. Words cannot adequately describe the beauty of the area nor the peacefulness it evokes on one. This is a must stop if you are in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not take the trip to Spirit Island this time. Just to sit and look at the lake and the mountains make this trip worthwhile. The lake has many moods depending on the weather and can be very atmospheric. A short walk takes you away from the crowds, so you can just enjoy the mountain scenery.

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