Maligne Lake Cruise

This fully narrated cruise takes you along Maligne Lake, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies, part of the UNESCO-listed Jasper National Park.

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Book Jasper National Park Adventures and Attractions. Jasper National Park, located in the province of Alberta, Canada, is one of the largest and most northerly of the Rocky Mountain national parks, offering a sublime expanse of untamed wilderness for visitors to explore.

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Jasper Maligne Lake Cruise

Keep your camera close while scanning for eagles, bears, goats, and deer that call this area home.

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Maligne River

Maligne River is a prominent waterway in Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada.

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Maligne River

Maligne River is a prominent waterway in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It flows through the scenic Jasper National Park and is known for its striking beauty, diverse wildlife, and popular recreational opportunities.

Maligne River Origin and Route

The Maligne River originates from the eastern slopes of the Medicine Lake Plateau in Jasper National Park. It begins as an outflow from Maligne Lake, which is one of the largest and most picturesque lakes in the Canadian Rockies. From Maligne Lake, Maligne river flows in a generally northeast direction, meandering through breathtaking mountain valleys, forests, and alpine meadows. After a journey of approximately 97 kilometers (60 miles), the Maligne River eventually merges with the Athabasca River not far from the town of Jasper.

Maligne River Scenic Beauty and Landmarks

The Maligne River offers stunning scenery along its course, surrounded by towering peaks, dense forests, and pristine wilderness. Maligne River passes by notable landmarks such as Maligne Canyon, which is a deep, narrow gorge with waterfalls and unique rock formations. Maligne Canyon is a popular destination for hiking and exploring. Another notable feature is the Maligne Valley, which Maligne River flows through. Maligne valley is known for its majestic mountain views, serene lakes, and abundant wildlife.

Maligne River Recreation and Wildlife

The Maligne River provides various recreational opportunities for visitors to Jasper National Park. Fishing is a popular activity, with the river supporting populations of trout, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. Anglers can enjoy fly fishing or spin casting in certain sections of the river.

Canoeing and kayaking are also popular, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the river and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The Maligne River and its valley are home to a diverse range of wildlife. Visitors might spot animals such as moose, elk, deer, black bears, and a variety of bird species.

Maligne River Conservation and Protection

Jasper National Park, including the Maligne River and its surrounding ecosystem, is protected as a part of Canada's national park system. Preservation of Jasper National Park's natural and cultural heritage, including Maligne River and its wildlife, is a priority, and visitors are encouraged to practice responsible and sustainable tourism.

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