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Medicine Lake

When is a lake not a lake? When it’s a river. Medicine Lake is a geologic anomaly: though it looks like a long—4.3 mi (7 km)—and relatively shallow lake, it’s actually an area of the Maligne River. During times of glacial melt during the summer, ... 

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4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

Picked up by our driver, who was also our guide for the day, from our hotel in Jasper. Excellent commentary throughout the day, taking in Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake. Amazing reflections in the lakes from the surrounding mountains and trees. We did the hike at the end of the tour which was great around the lake, but not so enjoyable walking through the trees back due to the mosquitoes guide was great with repellant to hand. Probably if I did this tour again I would take the Spirit Island cruise instead of the hike, as we didn't get to see Spirit Island on our walk.

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

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2012

We enjoyed this trip and thought it good value for money. The only slight disappointment was that because of failing daylight we were not able to continue up from Medicine Lake to Maligne Lake which we had particularly wanted to see. But all in all very enjoyable.

Doing what: Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour

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