Jasper National Park Sights

Maligne Lake

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Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

The remarkably blue, 22-km-long (14-mile-long) Maligne Lake is one of the world's largest glacier-fed lakes. The first outsider known to visit the lake was Henry MacLeod, a surveyor looking for a possible route for the Canadian Pacific Railway, in 1875. A couple of day hikes (approximately four hours round-trip), with some steep sections, lead to alpine meadows that have panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges. You can also take canoeing and fishing trips, and there's an excellent cafeteria.

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Maligne Lake Rd., 44 km (27 miles) southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Published 01/19/2016

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