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Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-3370
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Spirit Island is a must

There's a reason why this is one of the most photographed places in Canada, it's absolutely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
9hellis
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United Kingdom
A must while in the Rockies

While traveling with a tour group Gate 1 travel we visited Maligne Lake. This is a must if you are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darren S
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Bright, Australia
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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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Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a reason why this is one of the most photographed places in Canada, it's absolutely beautiful. The lake cruise was a great was to get there and have a tour guide tell you about the area as you head in-between two glaciers overhead. Be...More

Thank 9hellis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While traveling with a tour group Gate 1 travel we visited Maligne Lake. This is a must if you are in the area a beautiful drive from Jasper with even more beautiful scenery whilst you are cruising the lake with many great photo opportunities are...More

Thank Darren S
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Darren S, This is such a great review and recommendation. It's wonderfully rewarding to see that you consider the crew and the tour to be first-rate. It's what we strive for and it's fantastic to be recognized for it. Many thanks for your kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This indeed was the highlight of a wonderful Cosmos tour to and through the Canadian Rockies. We arrived about 9AM and the early fog that covered the lake threatened our boat tour because of safety concerns. Luckily the fog receded ( that in itself was...More

Thank dbunn2013
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear dbunn2013, It can be frustrating to have to wait for the fog to burn off some mornings but if you can stick it out you're very often rewarded handsomely. What waits for you is a deep blue sky and views like you've never seen....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another day of beautiful sights and sounds, Canada just keeps giving. My visit to the lake and Spirit Island was spectacular as the first snow had fallen on the mountains the whole experience was made special by our captain and guide who were so knowledgable...More

Thank Josephine C
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Josephine C, Sounds like you had a wonderful tour of Canada. I'm so happy we were able to be a part of that. The scenery speaks for itself here but I'm especially pleased to see that your crew rounded out the whole experience with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Maligne Lake in mid-September, and decided to go on the boat tour up to Spirit Island. Our Captain and guide for the trip were Mallory and Mo – two very enthusiastic and knowledgeable ladies, with a great sense of humour....More

Thank TonyT67
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TonyT67, Thank you so much for your review! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour and to read the great things you had to say about Mallory and Moe - you've described them to a tee. I'm very happy that your crew, the...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Outstanding landscape. Great boat. We did not understand this at first, but quickly fell in love with this special place in the Canadian Rockies near Jasper. Outstanding views of the glacier and ice fields. Beautiful landscape. Mountains and glaciers all around us.

Thank morrismasters
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear morrismasters, I wholeheartedly agree that the landscape is outstanding. We love it when guests fall in love with the place as much as we have. It's extremely gratifying to read reviews like this. Thank you so much! Michelle Booth Maligne Lake Cruise

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Well worth the money. Read a previous reviewer who complained about the view and $. Well the view is different from out in the middle. You are then surrounded by mountains 360. We did spirit island tour and really enjoyed the trip. Forget our guides...More

Thank debkayscu
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear debkayscu, I strongly agree that what you can experience out in the middle of the lake is much different than what you see from the shore. Being surrounded on all sides by towering peaks is indescribable. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your cruise. Thank...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went in September when it had very recently snowed so there was a good amount of snow on the ground, which could making walking around the area slippery. The cruise was nice. We took the premium tour which gives you an extra 15 minutes...More

Thank eltravelnotes
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear eltravelnotes, Thanks for your thorough review! We do ask our guests not to walk out onto Spirit Island (via the land bridge that connects it to the mainland) and for the most part they're happy to oblige. Sometimes, though, due to language barriers or...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the second last day of the season. It was a great intimate tour with around 10 passengers on the cruise. Alexis is such a great guide. The scenery was unreal. We had a fabulous time.More

Thank Xinnie F
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Xinnie F, I'm delighted to see what you've written about Alexis and about your cruise. I think Alexis is a very personable and upbeat guide and I'm sure it's very rewarding to her to see such positive comments. I'm happy you had a lovely,...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were a party of six, from UK and this was part of our schedule, travelling from Jasper to Calgary and we weren't disappointed. Our two hosts were Sarah and Kelly and they were both excellent, giving detailed information about the lake and able to...More

Thank Rod M
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rod M, Fresh snow can absolutely make for some great photos. Being in the mountains and at a higher elevation we see our fair share of snow. I'm glad you had the true mountain experience. Thank you for your lovely words about the cruise...More

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Ameppright
18 September 2017|
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Response from AlbertaMommy | Reviewed this property |
No they do not serve lunch, its only a 90 min boat cruise. There is a cafeteria style place to buy food but it is pricey
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woodbill
19 August 2017|
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Response from AlbertaMommy | Reviewed this property |
While I was there, they only had the 90 min cruise. Maybe the longer one you stay by spirit island a little longer. I know they have a few different types of boats and one cruise you can book just for yourself for a... More
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Sarah W
18 June 2017|
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Response from Agnieszka D | Reviewed this property |
No but they are available if you want to wear one.
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