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Address: Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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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Spirit Island

We did Spirit Lake as part of a 5 hour Waterfalls and Wildlife tour which stopped along the way at various lookouts, lakes and animal sightings. It is about an hour drive to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did Spirit Lake as part of a 5 hour Waterfalls and Wildlife tour which stopped along the way at various lookouts, lakes and animal sightings. It is about an hour drive to the dock area where the boats leave from. There is a cafe here where you can get gifts and some lunch. There is only 1 boat company... More 

Thank JessMTATravel
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It is an hour’s drive and about 30 miles from Jasper to the lodge, restaurant (great coffee!), gift shop and boat docks at Maligne Lake. The deep blue, 14 mile long lake surrounded by picturesque snow capped mountains is the largest in Jasper National Park. Canoe rentals and the 90 minute boat cruise to iconic Spirit Island (advance reservations required)... More 

3 Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The only way to come see this view is by boat, and the cruises are kinda "monopolized" by one tourist company. You're only given 15 minutes at the sight for picture taking. Is it worth it? I guess so if you don't do it every day ;)

Thank NPFanCA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Beautiful trip, stunning trip on the boat to this beautiful island. Plenty of time to take photos - there is also a cafe which does snacks.

Thank HappyScot3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The island lies at the furthest point of the Maligne Lake cruise and is very photogenic, plus also gives views up the lake and surrounding mountains Excellent

Thank Neil C
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Our coach tour from Jasper, included a visit across the Maligne lake by boat to this island. It takes approximately 35 minutes to reach the Island. There really is not much at all on Spirit Island, but this is the main attraction. The effort is rewarded with picturesque scenery, remoteness and serenity. Incredibly Parks Canada have provided washrooms near the... More 

Thank Travelexperience12
Kalvehave, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

It is said to be one of the most popular landmarks in the Canadian Rockies. We went with Spirit Island Boat Cruise up to Spirit Island and back. The scenery is just stunning all the way up and down Maligne Lake, you get about 20 minutes landing on Spirit Island the scenery for me was breathtaking, I enjoyed every minute... More 

Thank Vicki E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We took the boat trip to Spirit Island and it was fabulous. The views are breath-taking and there is time to get off the boat at Spirit Island to take photos

Thank loulou89
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

15 min. stop at the end of the lake only give you time to go down take a few pictures, not enough time to explore or walk around. I have no idea why this restriction is placed there since they have boats going there every half an hour. I say 1 hour is probably the time required and at the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This lake has awesome views and the bet things about exploring it on your own would be to hire a kayak and spend time exploring the far reaches of the lake including a stopover on Spirit Island...a great place to stop to take pictures or catch sight of local flora..eagles, beavers and the occasional moose...I have had the good fortune... More 

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