Maligne Lake
Maligne Lake
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  • marlsgreggs
    Charlottetown, Canada140 contributions
    LOVE THIS!
    Took a river cruise on this lake and it was the best time ever, would highly recommend! The tour guides were amazing and we got to stop at Spirit Island to explore for 15 minutes! Learned a lot about the history of the lake and the island and how it was discovered.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Robin Lee
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
    Spirit Island was beautiful!
    The boat cruise was awesome! With an excellent crew Captain Jack, Greg, Dan and Devon with a special shout out to Ckale! Fantastic wealth of knowledge of the history of the area!! The captain and crew made you feel very welcome! Much appreciated ❤️
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • MPP2703
    Caythorpe, United Kingdom1,767 contributions
    Worth a visit if you are in Jasper.
    It's a nice lake, but not the best we have seen. We did not do the cruise, I understand this may be good, but we had already done one on Lake Minnewanka. We did one of the trails up to a viewpoint. It is nice, quiet and if you are lucky you will see wildlife up close, we met an Elk having breakfast. At the time we arrived car parking was fine, but it did get steadily busier as the morning went on. If in Jasper worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • John B
    Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom333 contributions
    Beautiful Maligne Lake
    One of Many Beautiful Lakes around Jasper. Stupendous views of the Lake and surrounding Mountains and a cruise boat trip provided for. The Day Lodge offers Food and Drink with a really good gift shop with good quality clothes and gifts. Indoor and Outdoor Dining Areas. Brilliant.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Jow64
    32 contributions
    Perfect lake tour
    Took tour bus tour from Jasper to Lake Maligne and then boat tour to sacred island. Fabulous. Great views and spectacular photo opportunities from around and on Sacred island. Boat was comfortable and commentary provided was excellent. Perfect weather certainly helped. Strongly recommend
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Dale G
    3 contributions
    Maligne Lake Cruise
    We had the absolute pleasure of participating in the Maligne Lake Cruise this morning. The trip run by Captains Sam and Dan was one of the most informative and pleasurable tours that we have done on our US/Canadian odyssey. Be prepared to be wowed ...
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Marnie
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts1 contribution
    Beautiful cruise with excellent guides!
    We had a an amazing experience on the Maligne lake cruise to beautiful Spirit island. Captain Nick provided a safe and comfortable journey! Jordan was a wonderful guide full of useful information and storytelling that made the cruise feel very personal. She took time to speak with everyone on the ship and answer everyone’s questions. I would highly recommend this experience!!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Nina Willis
    1 contribution
    Thank you Callum
    Amazing trip which was genuinely made by our rep Callum who had us laughing from start to finish. We really enjoyed listening to him speak and I even overheard another lady saying she didn’t want to go to the outside deck to take pictures because listening to Callum was so entertaining!! Thank you so much Callum for making our day!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Charlene A
    Bloomington, Indiana667 contributions
    Gorgeous Lake
    This is a gorgeous lake in the middle of nowhere in Jasper National Park outside of Jasper. They have a lovely restaurant, gift shop, restrooms, and an awesome boat trip out to Spirit Island and back. Well worth your time to go see.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Sabes
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania28 contributions
    Pretty lake even though it was a rainy, slushy day
    We were glad we visited Maligne Lake, even though it was a rainy, cloudy day and I'm sure we didn't get to experience the absolute beauty of this lake. We walked halfway around the Moose Loop trail to Moose Lake, about one mile. This loop keeps the lake on your left. Unfortunately, we did not see any moose. We retraced our steps back the same way to the parking lot because by continuing the loop, although about the same distance, we would have seen less of Maligne Lake on the rest of the loop. We also stopped at the Waffle Hut and had gelato in a waffle bowl. Waffles that we saw others purchased looked delicious and if it wasn't so far from Jasper, we would come back for just a waffle. There is also a nice gift shop next to the Waffle Hut that has really nice, flushing toilets.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
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Jobylake
Ottery St. Mary, UK937 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited Maligne Lake in May 2016 and did the Spirit Island cruise. This time, we popped over to see what, if anything, had changed and to grab some lunch.

Both times we have visited we have been blessed with wildlife (bears in 2016 and elk in July 2023).

We popped into the main café to find that it was very expensive. A basic sandwich had a cost of $17.50. So we gave it a miss and walked over to the Waffle Hut instead (see other review) and this was much better value.

We took some pictures of the area and had to make a quick dash to shelter when a thunderstorm passed through. Once it had cleared, we retook the photos as blue skies appeared. It was an afternoon of two halves.

The journey to the Lake is well worth it but I feel it has become over touristy (along with most of the Rockies now).
Written 10 November 2023
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Zolarpowered
Bristol, UK85 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We did the premium cruise which has a 1/2 stopover on Spirit Island. Amazing scenery and, on route, saw the only moose of our entire 3 week holiday.

Claire and Greg were good fun as captain and guide
Written 25 October 2023
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Sabes
Pittsburgh, PA28 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were glad we visited Maligne Lake, even though it was a rainy, cloudy day and I'm sure we didn't get to experience the absolute beauty of this lake. We walked halfway around the Moose Loop trail to Moose Lake, about one mile. This loop keeps the lake on your left. Unfortunately, we did not see any moose. We retraced our steps back the same way to the parking lot because by continuing the loop, although about the same distance, we would have seen less of Maligne Lake on the rest of the loop. We also stopped at the Waffle Hut and had gelato in a waffle bowl. Waffles that we saw others purchased looked delicious and if it wasn't so far from Jasper, we would come back for just a waffle. There is also a nice gift shop next to the Waffle Hut that has really nice, flushing toilets.
Written 28 September 2023
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Patricia5000
Chilliwack, Canada65 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Views were amazing especially coming back from Lake. about 45 minute drive from Jasper. Trails near the lake . Saw deer in area.
Written 25 September 2023
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Vincent C
253 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a busy lake. I did not expect there to be this much activity and amenities here. Very lovely and the hikes around the area are great. We spent our time hiking MOOSE LAKE LOOP and KAYAKING.
Written 12 September 2023
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Charlene A
Bloomington, IN667 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a gorgeous lake in the middle of nowhere in Jasper National Park outside of Jasper. They have a lovely restaurant, gift shop, restrooms, and an awesome boat trip out to Spirit Island and back. Well worth your time to go see.
Written 31 August 2023
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Banfftravel2023
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful lake, stunning views and wonderful cruise. Our guide Sam was too good . He had so much information to share about the place and in general about the wildlife.
Written 28 August 2023
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Edward m
Princes Risborough, UK132 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
It's a nice lake in a beautiful setting . We skipped the expensive boat trip but enjoyed the animal sightings on the Maligne Lane Road - a black bear , elk, and moose.
Written 10 August 2023
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Nina Willis
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Amazing trip which was genuinely made by our rep Callum who had us laughing from start to finish. We really enjoyed listening to him speak and I even overheard another lady saying she didn’t want to go to the outside deck to take pictures because listening to Callum was so entertaining!! Thank you so much Callum for making our day!
Written 3 August 2023
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Marnie
Chelmsford, MA1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a an amazing experience on the Maligne lake cruise to beautiful Spirit island. Captain Nick provided a safe and comfortable journey! Jordan was a wonderful guide full of useful information and storytelling that made the cruise feel very personal. She took time to speak with everyone on the ship and answer everyone’s questions. I would highly recommend this experience!!!
Written 19 July 2023
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