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 accessible only by boat.

The Maligne Lake Cruise has seven tour boats operating seasonally from May through October, but that’s not the only activity at the lake. From canoeing and afternoon tea to hiking and unrivalled photographic opportunities, 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.
AGES 6-15 $33
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Perfect Timing
The best time to visit Maligne Lake is after 2:00 pm. This gives you the opportunity to beat the crowds and increases your chance of wildlife sightings on your way back to Jasper.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
During summer, chart your own course by canoe, rowboat or sea kayak. Overnight rentals are available for three backcountry shoreline campsites at Fisherman’s Bay and Coronet Creek. 
Local Day Hikes
The Maligne Lake area offers a variety of trails for a variety of abilities, including: Bald Hills Fire Road | Opal Hills Loop | Mary Schäffer Loop (Lake Trail) | Moose Lake Loop | Maligne Pass Trail | Mona & Lorraine Lakes Trail (first section of the Skyline Trail)
Maligne Lake Day Lodge & View Restaurant
Visit the licensed View Restaurant for tasty meals, baked goods, hiking snacks and refreshing beverages. Relax on the sunny deck and take in one of the most famous views in the Canadian Rockies. Open from May 18 to October 2. Learn more »
Maligne Lake Sightseeing Tours
Let us drive while you explore the best of Jasper. Join a sightseeing tour that includes the Maligne Lake Cruise, Maligne Canyon and other Jasper sights. Explore Jasper »

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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

The Maligne Lake Cruise is now closed for winter and will reopen in Spring 2017.

Please check back in spring for our new hours & rates!

Getting Here

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.
Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
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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