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Medicine Lake
Medicine Lake

Medicine Lake

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When is a lake not a lake? When it’s a river. Medicine Lake is a geologic anomaly: though it looks like a long—4.3 mi (7 km)—and relatively shallow lake, it’s actually an area of the Maligne River. During times of glacial melt during the summer, the water backs up and forms the “lake” until it can slowly drain underground again through a series of sinkholes.

Aboriginal people called the lake Medicine Lake because of its incredible disappearing trick, but visitors these days are inspired by the opportunities for wildlife viewing of large mammals like bear, deer, moose and caribou. Fly-fishing is another popular pastime due to the proliferations of trout, but be prepared: Medicine Lake disappears in the fall and winter months, becoming a mudflat.

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Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

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Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this 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 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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.30
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour

Jasper City Sightseeing Tour

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Discover all that Jasper has to offer during this excursion covering the top natural attractions near town. During your trip you'll explore the towering limestone walls of Maligne Canyon during a walk to check out the waterfalls below, and gaze at the beautiful alpine waters at Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake. You'll also have a chance to scout for local wildlife like sheep, elk and bears that populates the area around Maligne Lake. This half-day trip near Jasper also includes round-trip transport from multiple locations in Jasper.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.91
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Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Hike

Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Hike

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Jasper National Park is an amazing place to experience nature in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Let a guide take you through some of the best spots for lake and mountain vistas, beside a waterfall, and on a lakeside hike on a forest path. This tour will take you to Maligne Canyon and its mountain waterfalls, disappearing Medicine Lake, and on an interpretive hike beside Maligne Lake.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.41
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Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

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Feel the rush of the open road and the wind on your face as you tour the incredible landscape of Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park in the sidecar of a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a professional driver. Pick from among a range of destinations for your ride, customized to meet your interests, including Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls, Angel Glacier, Miette Hot Springs or Mount Edith Cavell. Along the way, spot local wildlife and listen to insightful commentary from your guide about the area’s history and natural scenery. Your motorcycle ride can accommodate up to two passengers and also includes round-trip transport from your hotel or the train station, and 1-, 2- or 3-hour ride options.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.38
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5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper

5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper

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The Maligne Valley lies within the expansive Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. With this tour, navigate the rugged scenery with ease and reach some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes in comfort. Discover top natural attractions such as Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake on foot, and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake. Along the way, keep watch for sightings of native bears, eagles, elk, and moose in their natural habitat.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.90
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper City Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise

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Get to know picturesque Jasper on a short sightseeing tour before heading toward striking Maligne Lake. A guided cruise offers excellent views of the pretty shoreline with dense forests and glacial peaks that rise steeply from the water’s edge. Don’t forget your camera, as the opportunities for spectacular landscape photos are endless!
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.04
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Jasper National Park 2-Day Tour

Jasper National Park 2-Day Tour

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Explore the largest national park in the Rockies. At the edge of the Columbia Icefield, hop out to explore a small corner of the largest icefield in North America and consider optional tours to the Ice Explorer and Columbia Icefield Skywalk experiencing the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Climb on board an all-terrain Ice Explorer and head on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Walk on, feel and drink from the ancient ice while you learn about glaciers and icefields. Continuing on Skywalk to view features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting 1-kilometre walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot (280 m) drop. You will enjoy the town of Jasper’s beautiful sights, Maligne Canyon and the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake. At Maligne Lake you have a chance to take an unforgettable cruise to Spirit Island (Optional).
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$375.78
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Fairmont 5D Tour-Banff, Jasper&Yoho National Park from Calgary(Airport transfer)

Fairmont 5D Tour-Banff, Jasper&Yoho National Park from Calgary(Airport transfer)

Fairmont 5-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 1-night stat at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel- Big Valuable in Summer ☆ Guaranteed 1-nights stay at Banff Town and 1-night at Jasper Town ☆ Special offer: FREE outlet shopping transfer arrival before 12 pm ☆ Save Time! Explore 3 famous National Parks, Banff, YOHO, and Jasper in Canada within 5 days ☆ Closer to see the Columbia Icefield ☆ Professional local Bilingual tour guide and driver
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Medicine Lake can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Medicine Lake tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Medicine Lake costs USD 60.30. Guided Medicine Lake tours start around USD 60.30 per person. See all 8 Medicine Lake tickets and tours on Viator.

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