• Location: Jasper, Canada
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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This 90-minute fully narrated cruise takes you along Maligne Lake, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies, part of the UNESCO-listed Jasper National Park. Visit Spirit Island, accessible only by boat, and admire views of imposing granite peaks, vibrant blue water, and ancient forests. Keep your camera close and your senses alert as you scan the area for the eagles, bears and deer that call this area home. Expert and amateur photographers alike will relish in the opportunities to capture the alpine scenery.


  • 90-minute boat cruise on Maligne Lake, located in Jasper National Park
  • Enjoy views of the Canadian Rockies, Spirit Island, and sprawling forests
  • Watch for wildlife, including deer, eagles, and bears
  • Learn about the region’s history and special ecology
  • Choose from a variety of departure times

What You Can Expect

Maligne Lake Cruise

Grab Tea at the Maligne Lake Chalet

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Imposing granite peaks circle a wonderland of cascading waterfalls, lush forests, hot springs, and diverse wildlife. At the heart of the park lies one of the true treasures of the Canadian Rockies, Maligne Lake.

Your 90-minute cruise along Maligne Lake starts dockside near the Maligne Lake Boathouse and Chalet. On board, learn about the history and geology of the area. The boat is fully enclosed with glass and heated, making sure you stay warm as you soak up the alpine scenery.
Reach Spirit Island, near the center of the lake and accessible by boat only. Here, you’re treated to views of craggy, snowcapped peaks that ring a bright-blue lake and old-growth forests. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that prowl the shoreline, including deer, bears, and eagles.
Your cruise ends back at the boathouse, where you can purchase a hot beverage or a snack from the nearby lodge and chalet. Feel free to linger as long as you like and enjoy the landscapes from the shore.
Please note: Boats leave approximately on the hour and your ticket is good for any trip during your selected day.

Customer Reviews

ronald h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The Maligne Lake Cruise shouldn't be missed. magnificent scenery..... One piece of advice book your cruise ahead, boats were completely booked when we arrived. It's a long beautiful drive out to the lake but knowing your cruise time ahead reduces stress and who needs that when traveling.... Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. If your in Jasper you've got to go !!!.

Janice B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great cruise, the scenes was beyond belief! So beautiful, and the guides were very informative. highly recommend.

Pamela Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a great 90 minute cruise and totally worth every penny. The captain and tour guide were very knowledgeable friendly and fun. Great cruise.

Norma K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The scenery is breathtaking. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and personable, EXCEPT neither knew that Spirit Island was the picture on the back of the Canadian 20 bill a few years ago. This is important and interesting information to share with the many visitors to Maligne Lake.

Sarah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great and friendly guides, and beautiful views of Spirit Island!

Nasima J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

it was fun.The combination of sky tram and the cruise was fantastic.

Michel d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Perfect trip with great Views!

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We so enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend to anyone visiting this area of Canada. We were very pleased with the commentary on the ride out to Spirit Island, and loved the view...so very beautiful. My husband and I are both avid photographers and so enjoyed the time we had to take pictures of this beautiful setting.

Miriam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide and the boat captain were terrific. They, along with the scenery of course, made the trip a big success.

Terry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

WOW !!!!!! is just not enough for the drive up the Icefield Parkway to Jasper and then the Mystic Island Cruise. This was a Bucket List trip that was over the top. Highly recommended to everyone.

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