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Maligne Lake: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Jasper: Jasper National Park Full-Day Trip with Lake Cruise

    1. Jasper: Jasper National Park Full-Day Trip with Lake Cruise

    Enjoy a 5.5-hour scenic sightseeing minibus tour of Jasper National Park and see the stunning scenery of the Maligne Valley. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Jasper, climb aboard a 21-seat tour bus for the comfortable drive up the valley. Your first stop will be at Maligne Canyon where you can get off and stretch your legs on an easy 30-minute walk. Stroll around the upper reaches of the Canyon to see the deepest portion at 164 feet, including a thundering waterfall. Re-board your bus and drive on through stunning landscapes en route to Medicine Lake. Here the tour will make a 10-minute stop for photos, and your guide will explain why this is known locally as the "disappearing lake." Continue on to Maligne Lake and take a 90-minute scenic cruise to Spirit Island. Throughout the day, look out for Canada’s famous wildlife, such as abundant moose, the odd black bear, and ev...

    Excellent trip. Well planned and great driver. Very informative and helpful. Sebastian was a hoot. Sarah and Jordan were both excellent also. This is one of the best things to do in Jasper

  • 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 dur...

    All Guides were knowledgeable about the area and provided a lot of insight about the lakes, animals and vegetation. Transportation was comfy. Great experience

  • Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Lakeshore Hike

    3. Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Lakeshore Hike

    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.

    Very good tour, Jamie, our guide was very patient and explained everything well.

  • Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

    4. Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

    Discover the incredible Icefields Parkway with this smartphone audio tour between Lake Louise and Jasper. Let your audio guide transform this beautiful scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure.

    With your phone or tablet at your guide (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), start from either Jasper or Lake Louise, and end at the other. Enjoy the same tour experience in either direction.

    Watch as your audio guide point out must-see sights, attractions, breathtaking mountains, and glaciers that you pass along the journey. Learn about the area's early pioneers, animals, geography, and the historical events that led to the highway’s creation.

    Take in the panoramic views of Lake Hector and Bow Lake, and stop for easy trails in Banff National Park. Explore the Columbia Icefields a...

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What people are saying about Maligne Lake

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Trevor picked me up in the front of Wapati Campground and from there we headed back thru town to several other lodges for pick ups and went on to a gorge and several lakes ending up for a lunch stop at Lake Maligne. I brought my own lunch. We then boarded the boat which took us to spirit island. The weather was perfect the location was spectacular. Beautiful clear water and mountains galore. Trevor was an excellent guide. I learned a lot about the area. Thank you! I highly recommend.

It was amazing. Our tour guide Jamie was a nice guy who gave us a brief about all the places we stopped by for photos. We were lucky enough to see mooses, elks and a young grizzly bear. The 1.5 hours cruise tour is a must if you want to experience great views. The cruise captain and guide Maddy and Jade were very professional and humorous. Really enjoyed.

This was a bucket list trip for me. We had two days of rain which cleared out all the smoke so the day we went on the boat was a glorious sunny clear day. It was just as pretty as I always imagined. This was my third time in Jasper hoping to go, and the weather has always been poor. So I was incredibly happy with the whole trip. The staff were great!

Excellent trip. Well planned and great driver. Very informative and helpful. Sebastian was a hoot. Sarah and Jordan were both excellent also. This is one of the best things to do in Jasper

The bus was world class for viewing, with glasstop front above driver and large windows next to the seats.