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Address: Maligne Lake Rd. | 44 km (27 mi) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 780-852-3370
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Very pretty and a nice place to have lunch as well.

The lake itself is worth the visit, but you really get a good experience if you're with a guide and then stop off at Maligne Falls, Medicine Lake (the disappearing lake) and maybe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 27, 2016
Fort Worth, TX
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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The lake itself is worth the visit, but you really get a good experience if you're with a guide and then stop off at Maligne Falls, Medicine Lake (the disappearing lake) and maybe hike or kayak around Lake Magline. The guide can explain how the falls was created and where the lake water goes when the lake drains, etc. Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

What can i say, this was an absolutely stunning place, the scenery was amazing, so beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. There is a boat trip to Spirit Island which is a must, and an onsite cafe and restrooms. I can highly recomend this venue, you wont be dissapointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went there to Kayak, awesome experience, staff is nice. 1hr kayaking could be tiring if against wind. For those never been there before, highly recommended!

Thank Zhen L
Mercersburg, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

You have to travel about 50 minutes from Jasper to get here, but it is well worth it. The drive is scenic and we saw a lot of wildlife en route - black bears (yes plural), moose and deer. The views of the lake are phenomenal and they only get better. We did the boat cruise out to Spirit Island... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

My family and I loved the excursion to Spirit Island. As we got closer to Spirit Island, the colour of the lake water changed becoming more blue (something to do with ice/snow melt from surrounding mountains). We were fortunate to see Spirit Island as an actual island and not a "peninsula" since water level was high. The island area was... More 

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footscray west
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

From the day lodge boat ramps, the boat tours (providing informative commentary) travel about half way down the lake, from which impressive views exist. Boats stop for about 20 min to let travelers off the boat onto the land side of Spirit Island. It is here where perhaps the most photographed scenery in the rocky mountains exist - looking across... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The boat cruise had just opened for the season because of an unusually early Spring. The visitor centre had all amenities and was very nice. The boat cruise was superb. The beautiful colours of the water which changed dramatically according to the rock flour in the water were breathtaking as was the imposing backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. Despite the... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

One of the most beautiful peaceful places in banff Alberta,Canada Called Spirit Island. So so peaceful.!!! you will drop at the scenery..

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

A very beautiful place to visit. Stunning scenery and the lovely old boat house. Makes it very pretty with the kayaks over the lake as well

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Leduc, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We made the stop here after reading great reviews. Unfortunately lake was still frozen so the drive was not worth it. Will try again in the summer.

Thank Cric01

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