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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 National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

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Really Beautiful, Long Lkae With Mountains On Both Sides

If you know enough about it to be looking up the reviews, you'll have realised this is one you shouldn't miss. You can do it as a Box Tick, in 15 mins if you want, but you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cardigan_and_Blondie
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you know enough about it to be looking up the reviews, you'll have realised this is one you shouldn't miss. You can do it as a Box Tick, in 15 mins if you want, but you will miss the real beauty and majesty of the lake/mountains. Unless you've seen enough mountains on the way up? The mini-cruise is worth... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's got beautiful mountains all around it.....the lake is a glacier melt and the scenes are awesome all the way up and down the trip...it is a must see for people who are already in the Jasper park area...Moraine lake is closer to Jasper township...and this lake in particular has some amazing views...chances of catching a few elk or Cariboo... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a long drive to this lake, 58km, from Jasper and you have to return by the same route, but the journey is well worthwhile. This lake is incredibly beautiful, possibly because it is larger than many of the other lakes and therefore you can fully appreciate the whole panorama of the surrounding mountains. If you do visit the lake... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Lake Minnewanka in Banff and Maligne in Jasper. Both are very similar and also both have cruise. I only know these tow lakes have cruise service. The Maligne is less crowded then Minnewanka.

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Thank Taylor J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove to the lake and took a trek along the lakes eastern shore. Stopped at the restaurant and souvenir shop area, picnicking at the parking area. We did not take the lake boat tour. The views along the highway from Jaspers - especially the Disappearing lake (Medicine Lake) were amazing.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This exceeded all expectations of a lake tour. Spirit Island was beautiful! Gregg and Kelsey brought the lake and it's history to life. Could not have enjoyed it more!

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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the road from jasper to maligne lake as we'd read this was the place to spot bears and we weren't disappointed. We saw a brown bear then shortly afterwards saw a mummy bear with her cubs and they climbed a tree. All we needed was goldilocks! Lake was ok but paled compared to seeing the bears.

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Gardiner, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The road into Maligne was an enjoyable drive, but we were a bit disappointed after everything we had heard about Maligne. It's got some great views, but it is not nearly as spectacular as other lakes we visited in Banff NP. It's also crowded, very crowded. It's still worth the ride in, so do take the time to visit. Would... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive, always see assorted wildlife. The aspen are magnificnet currently. Snow on the mountians. Lovely boat ride to Spirit Lake....bring your jackets

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Maligne Lake in the last day of a 10 day trip to Banff and Jasper. We were all pretty tired, so almost skipped Maligne Lake. I am so glad that we went, because it was absolutely beautiful! There were snow covered mountains in the background which reflected on a crystal clear lake. Boating and kayaking was available, but... More 

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