Maligne Lake Cruise

Nestled in a ring of towering mountains, Maligne Lake is the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you’ll discover world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park.
The Maligne Lake Cruise is an experience like no other. This interpretive tour has been declared the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada” by 8 million Reader’s Digest subscribers. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of Maligne Lake’s vibrant blue waters and by the stunning lofty peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed locations in the Rockies, accessible only by boat.
The Maligne Lake Cruise has seven tour boats operating seasonally from May through October, with experienced crew who will guide you through the rich history, ecology and geology of Maligne Lake. The lake and surrounding area offer endless options for adventure and relaxation. Be sure to visit the Maligne Lake Day Lodge for gorgeous views and tasty snacks and beverages.

from $65.00

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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

2016 Retail Rates
Adults (age 16+) $65.00
Child (age 6-15) $33.00
Infant (age 0-5) Free

Rates do not include GST. 
All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
2016 Operating Hours
May 7* - Jun 4 Daily Monday - Sunday Hourly 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 5 - Jun 30 Daily Monday - Sunday Hourly 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jul 1- Sep 4 Daily Monday - Sunday Hourly 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sep 5 - Oct 2 Daily Monday - Sunday Hourly 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • To make a reservation, please call us at 1-866-625-4463 (Canada) or 1-780-852-3370 (International)
  • *Weather Dependent
  • Please allow approximately one and a half hours for this excursion; we recommend you arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to cruise.
  • Rates and hours of operation subject to change without notice.
  • Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and specific departure times cannot be guaranteed without pre-purchased tickets.
  • Attraction tickets are non-refundable.

Through the Lens Tour

Maligne Lake is world-renowned for its breathtaking beauty and is arguably one of the most photographed places in the Canadian Rockies.

Enjoy a special 2.5 hour Through the Lens tour organized around the needs and wants of photographers. Allow our onboard, local, and professional photographer assist you in taking home some famous shots of your own. Plenty of time is given at Spirit Island to set up and capture your photos. Wine & Cheese is served on board as you cruise home.
Embark on this incredible photographic opportunity for $145

July 01 through August 26
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - 4:30 p.m.
August 30 to September 18
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - 3:30 p.m.

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Getting Here

Driving Distance
Jasper, Alberta 48 km 1 hour
Banff, Alberta 335 km 5 hours
Lake Louise, Alberta 280 km 4.5 hours
Edmonton, Alberta 403 km 5 hours
Calgary, Alberta 460 km 6.5 hours
Vancouver, BC 840 km 9.5 hours

Note: Drive times are based on direct travel routes and exclude stop times for sightseeing.

GPS Coordinates
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 52°72.864 N and Longitude -117°64.082 W.
Directions to Maligne Lake
From the east end of the town site of Jasper, follow highway 16 east for 3 km to the bridge across the Athabasca river to the right, take the left fork from the end of the bridge and follow the Maligne Road 48 km to Maligne Lake.  Follow the parking signs to three free parking areas and then the walkway through the forest to Maligne Lake, ticket office, boathouse and Chalet

No car? No worries!

Explore Rockies Tours provides the Explore Jasper sightseeing tour from Jasper Townsite to Maligne Lake on a luxury motorcoach; exploring and giving insightful commentary about the history, geology and ecology of the region. Stop to photograph the stunning scenery and wildlife with stops at Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and the Athabasca Lookout.

Looking for the Maligne Valley Hikers Shuttle?

Contact Explore Rockies at 1-866-606-6700 to reserve.



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