A fully narrated boat cruise takes you along Maligne Lake, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies, part of the UNESCO-listed Jasper National Park. Cruise to Spirit Island, accessible only by boat, and admire views of imposing granite peaks, vibrant blue water, and ancient forests. View the "Hall of the Gods". Keep your camera close and your senses alert as you scan the area for the eagles, bears, and deer that call this area home. Expert and amateur photographers alike relish in the opportunities to capture Jasper National Park's alpine scenery.
- Boat cruise on Maligne Lake, located in Jasper National Park.
- Enjoy views of the Canadian Rockies, Spirit Island, and Jasper forests.
- Watch for wildlife, including deer, eagles, bears and mountain goats.
- Learn about the Jasper National Park's history and special ecology Choose from a variety of departure times.
Book the Jasper Maligne Lake Boat CruiseBooking the Boat tour of Maligne Lake and Spirit Island includes All taxes, fees and handling charges.
What To Expect on the Maligne Lake Boat Cruise
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Granite peaks circle a wonderland of cascading waterfalls, lush forests, hot springs, and diverse wildlife. At the heart of the park lies one of the true treasures of the Canadian Rockies, Maligne Lake.
Your boat cruise along Maligne Lake starts dockside near the Maligne Lake Boathouse and Chalet. Onboard, learn about the history and geology of maligne valley. The boat is fully enclosed with glass and heated, to keep you cozy warm as you soak up Jasper National Park's alpine scenery.
Boat cruise to Spirit Island, near the center of maligne lake and accessible only by boat. Enjoy views of craggy, snowcapped mountain peaks that ring a bright-blue lake and old-growth forests. Observe for wildlife that prowl maligne lake's shoreline, including deer, bears, eagles and mountain goats.
Your boat cruise ends back at maligne's boathouse, where you can purchase a hot beverage or a snack from the nearby lodge and chalet. Feel free to linger as long as you like and enjoy the landscapes from maligne lake's shore.
Please note: Boat cruises leave approximately on the hour and your ticket is good for any trip during your selected day.
Maligne Lake Boat Cruise Itinerary
Maligne Lake - your 90-minute boat cruise of maligne lake starts dockside near the Maligne Lake Boathouse and Chalet. Boats leave approximately on the hour and your ticket is good for any trip during your selected day. After boarding, you will pull away from the dock and be treated to a fully narrated, interpretative tour of maligne valley's unique history and special ecology. Each boat is glass enclosed and fully heated, ensuring your warmth while experiencing majestic mountain views throughout the trip. Duration:
1 hour 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included.
Spirit Island - From Spirit Island, which is only accessible by boat near the center of Maligne lake, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular views found anywhere in the world. Jagged, snow-capped mountain peaks ring a lake of vibrant blue water and ancient forest. Wildlife regularly prowl the shoreline, so keep your camera close as you scan for the eagles, bears, mountain goats and deer that call this area home. Expert and amateur photographers alike will be treated to incredible opportunities to attempt to document the natural splendor surrounding them, all the while recognizing that no photograph can do justice to the alpine scenery surrounding them. Each maligne lake boat cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes, after which you will return to the maligne boathouse where you can grab a warm beverage or bite to eat from the nearby lodge and chalet.
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Cruise Glacial Water of Maligne Lake and take in the Spirit of Jasper
Declared the "Best Boat Cruise in Canada" by Reader’s Digest, the Maligne Lake Boat Cruise is an experience like no other. Enjoy a panoramic tour across the glacial fed waters of magical Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park. Cruise past incredible Jasper mountain peaks as we boat to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat.
Best Time for the Maligne Lake Boat Cruise
The best time to enjoy the Maligne Lake, before your boat cruise is in the morning. The sunlight is typically better for photos of Maligne Lake and the surrounding Mountain ranges. Maligne Lake is also usually quieter and calmer, which will improve your chances of seeing Jasper wildlife
, plus kids can go FREE on boat cruises before 9:30 AM. Whatever time you come, be sure to book your maligne lake boat cruise tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.
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