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“Nice boat tour, great for photographs”
Review of Spirit Island

Spirit Island
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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Nice boat tour, great for photographs”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

While we would not repeat this tour, it was worth it for getting to see the oft photographed Spirit Island in person. There was time to take a short walk around the lake.
Do go into their snack/lunch area. We had the biggest best s'more we had ever eaten which was a surprise for a tourist/snack building.

Visited August 2011
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Staten Island, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“You need a boat to get there”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Either take your own boat or rent one to paddle out to see this famous little Spirit Island. We took the boat tour and it was informative, you get to spend about 10 to 15 minutes looking at Spirit Island, then it's the boat ride back.

Visited June 2012
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“OK view”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Took the 10am boat trip. But only 10 min to see the island. Views to and fro were nice. Find the boat trip over-priced. Should have given more time at the island.

Visited July 2012
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Cambridge, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Magificient”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Spirit Island is found in Maligne Lake. The island itself is not remarkable. Here in Ontario we have thousands of islands like this one. What makes it remarkable is its setting. It is located in the turquoise coloured Maligne Lake. The background is composed of forested mountains topped by glaciers. It is an exceptional scenic location. The tour boat company has built trails and viewing platforms on the land so that one gets the best view and the best locale for photos. I have a very good SLR with an 18 to 200 mm lens, enabling a wide range of shot framing. I also used polarizing filter to get deeper water and sky colours. As result I got several dozen photos, all of post card quality. I highly recommend the boat tour to see the island. However, I feel the guide we had was a bit sketchy. He started out the tour announcing he had dropped out of high school, which made most of his scientific and history pronouncements suspect. But I ignored the guide, and stood on the back deck of the tour boat taking scads of photos.

Visited June 2012
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing scenery again”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

The walk on Spirit island is very short and we normally like to avoid the crowds - bit tricky to do this with a boatload of other tourists but the guides on the boat gave us entertaining commentary up and down the lake to the island.

Visited June 2012
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