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Address: Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-852-3370
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Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian...

Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lakes' fabulous ring of 3,360 meter mountains. It is the melt waters of those glaciers that give the lake its' lovely, tranquil-blue colour and that backdrop of lofty peaks which holds back the busy world and provides a calming wilderness experience.

World-famous Spirit Island, on Maligne Lake is the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Accessible only by boat this diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies is the destination point of the scenic Maligne Lake cruise.

The worldwide fame of Maligne Lake is historically and intrinsically bound to the art of Photography. Diminutive Spirit Island, resting in the hall of the Gods at the south end of Maligne Lake is, arguably the most photographed locale in the Canadian Rockies.

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Maligne Lake Cruise

One of the most iconic and beautiful place to visit in the world. This cruise will take you to Spirit Island ( a First Nation sacred place) where you will be in awe of the beauty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most iconic and beautiful place to visit in the world. This cruise will take you to Spirit Island ( a First Nation sacred place) where you will be in awe of the beauty of this place. You will be able to walk on the shore of Spirit island and take in these magnificent views. No wonder they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A trip to the Canadian Rockies must include a trip to Maligne Valley and a cruise on Maligne Lake! You can only do the cruise in summer as the lake freezes up in winter. The entire return trip including the bus ride to the lake takes about 4 hours. We boarded the boat from the visitor centre and within minutes... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We made reservations for the late afternoon 90 minute cruise as soon as we had confidence in the weather forecast for a nice sunny Wed. in mid Sept. Late afternoon light is very good for photos. It‘s an hour’s drive and about 30 miles from Jasper to the lodge, restaurant (great coffee!), gift shop and boat docks at Maligne Lake.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went to the Brewster office in Jasper to book my cruise as I bought the Summer Epic Pass. I printed my pass and left Calgary without it as I was attending my niece's wedding in Jasper and Maligne Lake was a side-trip. A young snotty girl at the front desk wasn't sympathetic and said that I needed my ticket for... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had planned to go on the cruise, however changed our minds when we got to the lake. Other friends did the cruise and said it was very good. Instead we decided to go for a walk. The trail started off from the carpark and followed the lake short for about 1km before turning away through a forested area. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You'll need on planning to spend at least half of your day getting from and back to Jasper as well as taking the cruise itself. At $65 per adult and $33 per child, we felt that the value of the cruise itself was marginal. The total time spent on the boat, with a 15 minute stop on an island, is... More 

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AndreLowenberg, General Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this review

Dear LochnessConnecticut, Thank you for your visit! And for this nice review. I agree that the blue sky days are the best. However, one of our senior guides prefers the dark, moody days where the clouds are clinging to the upper slopes of the mountain peaks and glaciers. I guess it's true what they say about beauty being in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly, informative and interactive. It was a lovely sunny day out on the water. I enjoyed getting off the boat and being able to walk up to a viewing area, got some really awesome photos. Good adventure on a nice day.

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AndreLowenberg, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this review

Dear Karen V, This is great, thank you for the kind review! Our staff are definitely awesome, always smiling and truly loving what we do. Thanks for your visit! Kind regards, Andre Lowenberg Maligne Lake Cruise More 

Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We did this as part of a tour of the Rockies. It was a cloudy day which spoilt the views a little but when the mist cleared the views were impressive. You get 15 minutes on Spirit Island which is not overly interesting but you do get some good photo opportunities from here. The captain of the boat and our... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We are so glad we booked this boat tour. This was our first trip to Canada, and the scenery on this cruise was the best--all in one place. We took some amazing photos when we got off of the boat. The water was a beautiful color, and the surrounding mountains majestic. The boat was enclosed and heated, and we were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a lovely sunny day for the cruise. The boat was comfortable and our guide was very knowledgeable. The lake and scenery are stunning, but no more so than what you see the whole length of the Icefields Parkway. 15 minutes on Spirit island (which i believe is a peninsular and not an island) was enough to stretch our... More 

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