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  • Address: Jasper National Park
  • Admission: Adults: $9.80; Children: $4.90

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Maligne Canyon

A natural geological feature measuring more than 160 feet high (50 meters), Maligne Canyon is one of the deepest river canyons in the Canadian Rockies and a popular destination in Jasper National Park for both sightseeing and exploration. A striking geologic formation, Maligne Canyon is a classic example of karst topography, which occurs when water carves out bedrock, creating a deep canyon with smooth walls. 

The parks service has created a self-guided trail, which describes the geological history of the area; several bridges span the gorge, allowing for spectacular views of the canyon. For a more interactive view of crystal pools, waterfalls, bubbles from underground lakes and more, take the short loop that tours the upper reaches of the canyon or the longer loop that follow the gorge and exits at a fifth and sixth bridge at a lower point. In the winter, join a tour company for a guided walk down into the canyon or try ice climbing.

Practical Info

Entry into Jasper National Park is $9.80 for adults, $8.30 for seniors and $4.90 for youth ages 6 -16. Jasper National Park and Maligne Canyon are open year round. All major roads leading to the canyon are maintained throughout the year, but adverse weather conditions may cause temporary closures. 

Tours & Tickets

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Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.63

Jasper City Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a four-hour tour encompassing the Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake. Breathe in the fresh Canadian air, in the spectacular Rocky Mountains! ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.56

Jasper City Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Discover picturesque Jasper before arriving at the world famous Maligne Lake. Cruise toward the south end of this postcard setting where you have the ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.59

Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Coyotes and wolves and bears, oh my! See the stunning natural beauty outside of Jasper with this educational and entertaining guided winter wildlife tour. Hop ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.63

Maligne Canyon Icewalk

This 3-hour icewalk adventure leads you deep inside the canyon along its icy floor. Explore a rocky maze of sculptures, ice caves and fossils, along with ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.08

Jasper National Park Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour

Discover why the Maligne Valley is the highlight of any visit to Jasper National Park. On this breathtakingly scenic half-day tour, take in impressive ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.07

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