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Address: Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian...

Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lakes' fabulous ring of 3,360 meter mountains. It is the melt waters of those glaciers that give the lake its' lovely, tranquil-blue colour and that backdrop of lofty peaks which holds back the busy world and provides a calming wilderness experience.

World-famous Spirit Island, on Maligne Lake is the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Accessible only by boat this diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies is the destination point of the scenic Maligne Lake cruise.

The worldwide fame of Maligne Lake is historically and intrinsically bound to the art of Photography. Diminutive Spirit Island, resting in the hall of the Gods at the south end of Maligne Lake is, arguably the most photographed locale in the Canadian Rockies.

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A must do!

If you are thinking of doing any trip this one has to be top of the list. You will not find more stunning views in Canada than those from the tranquility of Spirit Island.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Zurgena, Spain

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Zurgena, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are thinking of doing any trip this one has to be top of the list. You will not find more stunning views in Canada than those from the tranquility of Spirit Island.

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Nao-Me-Toque, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the best way to enjoy Maligne Lake. It's fun, instructive, and beautiful! We stop at Spirit Lake (it's the only way to get there), and it is worth the journey!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Priests of tourism, would Love this most. Book in town, give yourselves plenty of time, Malingne is gorgeous canyon drive to the lake.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We drove straight to Maligne Lake from Jasper and booked a boat ride which took us to Spirit island, somewhere sacred to the original Indian people. We were so lucky as there had been a dusting of snow on the surrounding mountains the night before and it was a glorious blue sky day with no wind. The views were absolutely... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

On our to do list whilst driving through the Rockies. We did this as part of the Brewster's package. Arrived at lunch time and booked on the 1230 cruise. Had a short wait then had a good 90 minute round trip with around 15 minutes at Spirit Island. Nice views on the actual cruise. Driver and first officer very knowledgeable... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Yes, there are a lot of attractions and things to see while in Jasper, but make sure you take the time to visit Maligne Lake. Get there early (before 9am) to avoid the tour bus drop-offs, and have a little quiet lake time to yourself. We did the Lake Cruise, which was a great way to see more of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

One of the most iconic and beautiful place to visit in the world. This cruise will take you to Spirit Island ( a First Nation sacred place) where you will be in awe of the beauty of this place. You will be able to walk on the shore of Spirit island and take in these magnificent views. No wonder they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lake Louise is well known for its beauty. We had not heard of Malign Lake when we booked a trip to see Lake Louise. Thankfully, during pre-trip research, Malign was recommended as well. Its fairly close to Lake Louise. Go! See it! The water is an amazing blue, less aqua than many other beautiful lakes in the region. Pleanty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A trip to the Canadian Rockies must include a trip to Maligne Valley and a cruise on Maligne Lake! You can only do the cruise in summer as the lake freezes up in winter. The entire return trip including the bus ride to the lake takes about 4 hours. We boarded the boat from the visitor centre and within minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We made reservations for the late afternoon 90 minute cruise as soon as we had confidence in the weather forecast for a nice sunny Wed. in mid Sept. Late afternoon light is very good for photos. It‘s an hour’s drive and about 30 miles from Jasper to the lodge, restaurant (great coffee!), gift shop and boat docks at Maligne Lake.... More 

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