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Spirit Island, Lake Maligne

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Jasper National Park: Maligne Lake Cruise With Guide

1. Jasper National Park: Maligne Lake Cruise With Guide

Sit back and relax onboard a comfortable and unforgettable 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) cruise along Maligne Lake. Take in the views of the surrounding peaks of the Canadian Rockies, alpine glaciers, and azure water of the lake. Watch out for wildlife and learn from your guide about the early explorers and indigenous people of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the tiny but very famous Spirit Island, which is only accessible by boat, and enjoy a short nature trail before returning to Home Bay.

Jasper: Maligne Valley Wildlife Watching & Boat Tour

2. Jasper: Maligne Valley Wildlife Watching & Boat Tour

Experience magical mountains, alpine meadows, and thrilling rivers on this 5.5-hour tour to the Maligne Valley from Jasper. Part of the Jasper National Park, the valley is home to magnificent lakes and outstanding hiking trails. Following a pick-up from your Jasper hotel, you will go on a short hike past the sheer 100-foot walls of Maligne Canyon. Then, take a scenic drive to Maligne Lake and the "disappearing" Medicine Lake. Look out for elk and moose as you drive. Maligne Lake is the second largest glacial-fed lake in the world. It drains into the Maligne River and continues down to Medicine Lake. You will visit what is arguably the most extensive karst system - or underground river system - in Canada. An underground network of caves remains largely out of reach to visitors, keeping it a mystery for future exploration. Your professional guide will expand on this inscrutable place during an immersive narrative. During the summer season, you can join an inclusive boat cruise to Spirit Island, the only means of reaching the isolated island, for serene views of the stunning alpine scenery.  During the rest of the year, you can enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop. Depending on the time of the year, you will enjoy wildlife viewings in the area around Maligne Canyon, including moose, sheep, caribou, and bears. Jump back on the bus for your return journey and hotel drop-off in Jasper, at the heart of Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain national park.

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What people are saying about Spirit Island, Lake Maligne

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 306 reviews

This was a highpoint of our trip to Jasper and Banff National Parks. It is amazing to capture stunning pictures with a cell phone that look amazingly like professional photos...it's the subject mater! Sheer beauty and a piece of heaven on earth!

Beautiful scenery, informative guides who talk about the history of the location and their cooperation with local Indigenous groups. Spirit Island was beautiful although a slightly longer visit would have been nice. Family enjoyed it a lot!

such a beautiful lake and a different way to see this part of the Rockies. guide helpful with amusing anecdotes, but equally spent time out on the small deck enjoying the waves

Awesome experience. Perfect way to end our 2 week trip of Glacier, Banff and Jasper.

Beautiful scenery, informative guide and great weather to enjoy it all.