Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Lakeshore Hike

4.7 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Maligne Adventures

Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Lakeshore Hike

Activity provider: Maligne Adventures

From US$ 71.54 per person

Explore the Maligne Valley and be on the lookout for the area's wildlife. Stop to see waterfalls at Maligne Canyon and enjoy a lakeshore hike.

About this activity

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from most Jasper hotels and guesthouses. Those staying outside of the pickup area should meet at Two Brothers Totem Pole, across from Parks Canada Information Center on Connaught Drive, please arrive 15 minutes before your trip departure time. All-day parking is available in the parking lot directly across the street. Pickups outside of the Jasper area are not included.


  • Take in spectacular rocky mountain scenery
  • Be on the lookout for wildlife such as elk, bear and moose
  • Enjoy a 3 to 4-kilometer guided hike at Maligne Lake
Full description
Travel by comfortable minibus on this 5.5-hour excursion to the Maligne Valley, the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies. Along the way, your naturalist guide will provide commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Stop at 2 of the bridges to take in views of the cascading waterfalls and see the continuing erosion of ancient limestone. At the world-famous Maligne Lake, head out on a 3 to 4-kilometer interpretive nature walk. Admire the beautiful lakeshore vistas before following the easy-grade trail loop back into the forested area. After the hike, you’ll have a bit of free time to relax at the Maligne Lake Day Lodge before returning to Jasper.
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Short walk to the waterfalls in Maligne Canyon
  • Photo stop at Medicine Lake viewpoint
  • Guided 3 to 4-kilometer hike at Maligne Lake
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off at selected locations
  • Small-group tour
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking will be involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This trip operates in all weather conditions. You will travel by comfortable minibus, however due to unpredictable mountain weather, bring a rain jacket or umbrella and warm clothing to wear during the outdoor/walking portions of the trip
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers is approximate, and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 63 reviews

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Had a great time on this tour. The guide shared a lot of information about the park and its wildlife with us, which was very interesting. We did not see many animals since we had to get to the lake so people could go on the cruise in time. I was the only one on the bus to do the hike, so the guide let me choose which trail to take based on my preferences. I told him I wanted to see wildlife so we took the Moose Lake loop trail. He answered all my questions about wildlife (which were A LOT) and told me where I could see moose since he had seen them there before. That day we didn’t see any, but I came back the following day to that exact spot and only had to wait 5’ for a moose and her calf to come into the water! I would definitely recommend this tour.

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August 16, 2022

Really enjoyed my trip, the views were spectacular, the waterfalls were beautiful and the river and lake very impressive, we saw a female black bear with three tiny cubs.( it was awesome) we also saw two bald eagle chicks, a very large elk, several deer and many small red squirrels, after the waterfalls and wildlife tour we continued on the hike, our guide, Jamie, was excellent, he was very knowledgeable about the whole area and it was great as there was only me and my lovely wife Sharon on the walk so it was 1:1, I have taken more pictures than I can ever use but one view was better than the next and knowing the history of the lakes and mountains thanks to Jamie’s knowledge made it all the better, this was definitely money well spent and allowed us a chance to see a bit more of Jasper than we would have exploring on our own, I was that impressed we have booked the white water rafting as this is a company that cares!

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July 2, 2022

A brilliant time with our very knowledgable guide, Ross. We were very fortunate and saw lots of wildlife, bears, marmots, elk, coyote, osprey and a bald eagle sat on its nest. As the lake was still frozen and the trails were covered in ice and snow, we had a hike around the canyon instead. A great tour, would highly recommend it.

May 27, 2022

Product ID: 121269