Jasper, Canada

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Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this 6-hour guided excursion to the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons. Check out Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake during your trip, keeping your eyes out for area wildlife, and learning about the unique natural history (and more recent human settlement) of the Canadian Rockies. Over the course of the day you’ll also get to enjoy short walks through the beautiful scenery, and choose between a boat ride or guided hike at Maligne Lake. Your Maligne Valley trip also includes round-trip transport from your Jasper hotel.
  • 6-hour tour of Maligne Valley, from Jasper
  • See the stunning limestone gorge and waterfalls in Maligne Canyon
  • Find out from your expert guide why the Medicine Lake appears to vanish every year
  • Choose from a boat cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island or a guided hike along the lakeshore and forest trails
  • Look for abundant wildlife in Jasper National Park, including bears, caribou, wolves, and bighorn sheep
  • Enjoy several stops for short walks to stunning viewpoints and photo ops
Discover some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies, enjoying fun hikes and wildlife spotting on the way, during this 6-hour excursion to the Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park. This spectacular national park offers a jaw-dropping range of natural scenery that has to be seen to be believed.

Start with a pickup from your Jasper hotel in the morning, traveling by air-conditioned coach with your guide into the beautiful surroundings of Jasper National Park. Make your visit stop of the day at Maligne Canyon, proceeding on an easy walk over two bridges that traverse 165-foot (50-meter) deep gorge etched into the area's limestone. Admire the incredible views as cascades of water pour into the canyon, and join your guide for a short explanation of the area’s wildlife and geology.

Board your coach and drive next to Medicine Lake, tracing the path of a scenic highway as it snakes through the nearby forests and mountains. Arrive at this beautiful alpine body of water, learning about its mysterious “disappearance” every summer, which is caused by the water’s retreat into an extensive network of underground karsts (among the biggest in the world). 

Continue from Medicine Lake on to your next stop to Maligne Lake, taking time on its shores to enjoy a boat ride to the postcard-perfect Spirit Island or a nature walk for 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) along an easy trail. Those who select the hike will trace the Mary Schaffer Loop trail, proceeding along the banks of Maligne Lake with a gorgeous lookout. The site offers a variety of benches and interpretive signage, allowing you to take a rest before continuing back to your starting point.

Those on the boat cruise will climb aboard their vessel, complete with enclosed cabin and extra-large viewing windows, as they travel across this incredibly scenic body of water. Make a brief landing at the pine-tree covered Spirit Island, enjoying a chance to take a few photos and wander around before returning to the boat and back to shore.

As you proceed through the course of your day’s activities, listen to interesting commentary about the human and natural history of the region. You’ll also want to keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife known to frequent the area, which includes caribou, wolves, deer, bear, bald eagles, osprey, bighorn sheep and moose. 

Finish your day’s activity with a drop-off back at your Jasper hotel.


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, Oct 2018

Kendra, our tour guide, was outstanding - very knowledgeable about wildlife in the area as well as environmental issues. Kendra was also personable and took the time to answer anyone's question in detail. At each stop, Kendra first explained what we were going to see and then provided further explanation as we went along. Our compliments to Kendra for making our journey most enjoyable and interesting!!!

, Jul 2018

Our tour guide is experienced and knowledgeable, I learned a lot from him and it's very convenient to a traveler without car!

, Dec 2017

Tour guide was good and nice half day trip if your looking for something to do and don't have a car.

, Sep 2017

What a lovely day. The driver/guide Fred was great- funny, very informative and helpful. Some of the tales were possibly a little tall !!!!
The trip on the lake to Spirit Island was great , the clear sunny weather led to stunning mountain views. Would recommend the trip.

, Sep 2017

The whole experience was wonderful! Our guide was so informative and the scenery spectacular!

, Sep 2017

This was a great tour. Our driver, Dave, was knowledgeable of the area and shared lots of information with is. The cruise on the lake was fun, as was walking around Maligne Canyon with Dave. Hotel pickup and drop off was very handy too.

, Sep 2017

excellent tour guide, Jason, informative and amusing. Thanks

, Sep 2017

The tour guide was very informative and his eagerness made everyone feel expectant of what's to come. We tried to spot several wild animals with little success and visited the Spirit Island. Worth one visit

, Sep 2017

Excellent tour, amazing scenery

, Sep 2017

Best way to see the National Park. Excellent views and an outstanding guide. We will always remember the views on Spirit Island.

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