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Spirit Island

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Address: Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Spirit Island Cruise on Jasper's Maligne Lake
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Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise

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Peaceful. Worth the cost

A memorable view of a world famous landscape . Friendly staff, with great organization. A must see Perfect relationship between nature and mankind

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Joaquim S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A memorable view of a world famous landscape . Friendly staff, with great organization. A must see Perfect relationship between nature and mankind

Thank Joaquim S
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maligne Lake is very beautiful and Spirit Island is very picturesque. There are lot of great views from the island and it is very peaceful and serene. It is not easy to get to the island but the views are worth the trip.

Thank Sushar
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a peaceful feeling at the sight of this quiet, iconic island on Maligne Lake. The boat cruise to it is very informative as we pass by majestic mountain and a graceful glacier. Be sure to reserve your date and time at the Brewster ticket off in Jasper or risk driving the hour out to the landing just to be... More 

Thank LuvdaRockies
Green Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to see this view is all over the postcards is to take a boat trip here. Book in advance as they fill up summer - It's hard to know the best time to go as when we were there it seemed every morning was cloudy - The boat tour gives you a history of the area and... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access to this Maligne Lake site is by boat. Visitors are no longer allowed to step onto Spirit Island, which is actually attached to land by an isthmus; it becomes an island when the lake level rises. However, views from the adjacent shore are stunning and photos captured from this location are bound to be impressive. The Maligne Lake Cruise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We took the boat cruise to Spirit Island on Lake Maligne. The interpretive boat tour takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get to Spirit Island and then visitors have 10-15 minutes to walk on the pathways to take photos and enjoy the views. The return is also about 30 to 40 minutes. The boat is covered and there are... More 

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St. Albert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is the view you see on so many posters. To get here you take a tour from Maligne Lake. The tour goes along the length of the lake and stops at this location. Everybody gets off the boat, walks a short distance to this viewpoint, takes a picture and gets back on the boat. It is a pleasant boat... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Excellent experience. Captain and his 1st Mate / tour guide were perfect in skill and friendliness. All of Lake Maligine is everything the advertising about it indicates. Spirit Island is impressive primarily due to the scenery is every direction. Take this excursion if you can. PS.. much to see on the drive up/back.

Thank sam h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

we reached this island via a boat trip which was good value. We had a stunning trip through the lake and mountains before stopping off at Spirit Island. It was amazing, the views fantastic, really breathtaking, and the boat guide Was very knowledgeable, makng the trip even more interesting. there are rest rooms, a cafe and gift shop at the... More 

Thank BournemouthChris
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were at Spirit Island for about 15 minutes. The guide from Maligne Lake cruise gave instructions to all passengers to return to boat in that time due to next cruise arriving soon. The area is very peaceful and tranquil with great photo opportunities. The water level was high, therefore, Spirit Island was an actual island and not a peninsula.

Thank JOL2T

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