Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island
Discover Jasper National Park’s spectacular Maligne Valley on a 6-hour adventure with an expert guide. During stops at Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake, you’ll look for wildlife and learn about the human and natural history in this part of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll see stunning scenery throughout the day and have plenty of opportunities to take photos and short walks. At Maligne Lake, choose to take a boat cruise to Spirit Island or a guided hike along the lakeshore.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Maligne Canyon, Maligne Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
You’ll stop first at Maligne Canyon where a short walk takes you across two bridges over a 165 foot (50m) deep gorge that has been carved into the limestone. Catch great views of the waterfalls spilling into the canyon below as you explore the area with your guide, who will share information about the geology and wildlife in the area.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
After checking out Maligne Canyon, you’ll continue to drive to Medicine Lake, taking a gorgeous road that winds through a dramatic mountain and forest landscape. Medicine Lake is famous for ‘vanishing’ every summer, the result of an extensive underground karst system — one of the largest in the world.
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Maligne Lake Rd. 44 km southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
From Medicine Lake you’ll follow the road to gorgeous Maligne Lake where you’ll have a choice of a boat cruise to Spirit Island or a 2-mile (3.2km) guided hike on an easy and level trail.
If you choose the hiking option, you’ll follow your guide on the Mary Schaffer Loop trail, which skirts the shore of Maligne Lake to a beautiful viewpoint with interpretive displays and benches before continuing into the trees and back to your starting point.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
If you choose to take the boat cruise, you’ll board a comfortable enclosed boat with large windows for a scenic tour on Maligne Lake. Your boat will stop at Spirit Island, a small gem in the lake, where you’ll have time for photos and a short stroll.
Throughout the day, your guide will explain the natural and human history of the area and will keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that lives here. Sightings may include bear, deer, caribou, wolves, moose, bighorn sheep, bald eagles and osprey, among the many animals of Jasper National Park.
At the end of your tour, you will be returned to your Jasper hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Contents of tours may vary due to weather and road conditions"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers"
Duration: 6 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Please note we do not pick-up at Campgrounds, Pocohontas Cabins and the Overlander lodge.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.