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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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Boat trip to Spirit Island is a must.

Beautiful lake at the end of, unsrprisingly, Maligne Lake Road. Allow at least 45 mins to get to the lake and it is best to book your boat trip to Spirit Island in advance in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Francesca S
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful lake at the end of, unsrprisingly, Maligne Lake Road. Allow at least 45 mins to get to the lake and it is best to book your boat trip to Spirit Island in advance in Jasper town centre to avoid disappointment. Drive slowly up the road as you are likely to spot bears, especially in early summer. Lovely gift shop.... More 

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Almere, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive towards te lake is beautiful, we saw a few bears. I advise to walk to the viewpoint of Mary Shaffer loop, there it is less crowded an you have a nice view of the lake.

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

1st of all don't under estimate the drive time from Jasper to the lake. It took us over an hour. On arrival we had missed our pre booked time by 5 minutes. They booked us straight on to another boat. Due to the volume of people they put on another boat (10:15), the boat was only half full which was... More 

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Beulaville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Scott was our captain, Kate was our guide. Very courteous, kind, professional. Wonderful cruise. We usually like more adventure but this was beautiful! Well worth the price.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well I wouldn't go out of my way to go back. A nice area to stop, possibly better if you took the boat cruise offered

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were very people at the lake when we were there. I wish we would have planned to spend more time to kayak or boat on this lake. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I truly believe that this is the gem of Jasper National Park!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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