Maligne Lake

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4.6 from 6 users


Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Ringed by snow-and-ice-capped mountains, the 22 km long lake stretches past serene Spirit Island right to the melt-water channels of Coronet Glacier. An open forest of lodgepole pine and spruce, home of moose, caribou and Harlequin Ducks and many other types of wildlife surround visitors at the north end of the lake. Hiking and, in winter, cross-country skiing trails abound making this a popular retreat at all times of the year. One of the most popular pictures in the Canadian Rockies is the image of Spirit Island in the middle of Maligne Lake. The island is 14 kilometres up-lake and there is no road or trail access. Tour boats or private, non-motorized craft are the only means of reaching Spirit Island. Maligne Valley offers backcountry experiences with options for hikers and paddlers. Whether you're paddling to one of the three campsites on the most famous 22 km Maligne Lake, or hitting the trails for an exceptionally beautiful journey through a narrow mountain valley to Jacques Lake, or heading above treeline on the beautiful ridges of the Skyline, there is an adventure waiting for you!

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Lat: 52.72951 Lng: -117.637869

User Reviews



Fantastic scenery. Better than Lake Louise.



Amazing scenery. Boat trips are absolutely overpriced - 80 $ per person for just 1,5 Hours in a small boat with limited sight.


User 21389

Nice scenery. The color of the lake and the surrounding mountain view is weather depending..sunny days top...rainy or cloudy days...


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