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Spirit Island

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island
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Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One must take a chartered boat to see this famous island. The views from the boat are very spectacular but in my opinion are not unlike those that can be seen from the Maligne Lake lodge or elsewhere in the Park.

Thank woodmister
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the most photographed places in Canada and you may see them on many tourist brochures. The island is a very small piece of land at one end of the Maligne Lake. One can see it from a distance but no way...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a Maligne Adventure tours to Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and then a boat ride to Spirit Island. Had a wonderful time and great guide. Highly recommend

Thank Jodi B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Photos of this speck of an island in Maligne Lake are among Canada's most famous. No, your feet don't touch the ground there, and the wharf isn't there. You photograph Spirit Island FROM the wharf and from the dry land around and above the wharf....More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely boat trip to get to this location...the scenery is breathtaking but the stop on the island is very brief & I would have liked more time..still worth it though..

Thank fisherwick
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We did Spirit Lake as part of a 5 hour Waterfalls and Wildlife tour which stopped along the way at various lookouts, lakes and animal sightings. It is about an hour drive to the dock area where the boats leave from. There is a cafe...More

Thank JessMTATravel
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It is an hour’s drive and about 30 miles from Jasper to the lodge, restaurant (great coffee!), gift shop and boat docks at Maligne Lake. The deep blue, 14 mile long lake surrounded by picturesque snow capped mountains is the largest in Jasper National Park....More

12  Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The only way to come see this view is by boat, and the cruises are kinda "monopolized" by one tourist company. You're only given 15 minutes at the sight for picture taking. Is it worth it? I guess so if you don't do it every...More

1  Thank NPFanCA
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful trip, stunning trip on the boat to this beautiful island. Plenty of time to take photos - there is also a cafe which does snacks.

Thank HappyScot3
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The island lies at the furthest point of the Maligne Lake cruise and is very photogenic, plus also gives views up the lake and surrounding mountains Excellent

Thank Neil C
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