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5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper

By Maligne Adventures
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Spend time outdoors and admire the magnificent natural beauty that Jasper has to offer. Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental, and enjoy the convenience of having hotel pickup and drop-off included. The tour visits multiple Jasper National Park highlights, including Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake. A highlight is having a cruise on the scenic Maligne Lake.
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€116.12
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€116.12
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:5h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Discover Jasper National Park with a guide to navigate so you don’t get lost
  • Stress-free trip with round-trip door-to-door transfers included
  • Look out for bears, moose, wolves, eagles, elk, and more
  • Lots of photo opportunities, including Medicine Lake, and Maligne Canyon

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected locations
  • Guide
  • Transport by comfortable minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Medicine Lake
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at Maligne Lake)


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • *Hotel pick-up times vary and will be confirmed upon booking. *Pick-up is also available from vacation rentals within Jasper townsite, please specify the accommodation name and street address. *If you are staying outside of our pickup area, please specify that you will Meet at our Downtown Jasper location – at Two Brothers Totem Pole across from Parks Canada Information Center on Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, T0E1E0. All day parking is available in the parking lot. *Those meeting at the Downtown Jasper should check-in 15 minutes prior to their tour's departure time.
  • Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5400P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To request complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, please specify which hotel you are staying at. Pickup times vary therefore your exact pick-up time will be confirmed upon booking.
  • If you are staying outside of Jasper, please specify Jasper Downtown Location - at Two Brothers Totem Pole across from Parks Canada Information Center on Connaught Drive. Your meeting time will be 15 minutes prior to your trip’s departure time. All-day parking is located in the parking lot.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A small amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper?
5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper price starts from €116.78. Discover and book 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper on Tripadvisor
What is the 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper cancellation policy?
5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper?
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jasper
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Maligne Canyon
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Medicine Lake
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Maligne Adventures
    Stop: 6 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Jasper National Park
    Stop: 5 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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siobhan64
siobhan64
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Sunwapta falls
It was brilliant fun, we felt safe on the rapids, great instructors. A must do if you are in the area!
nigelg595
nigelg595
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Great
The guide was really good. James was very knowledgeable and helpful. Trip was really good and saw elk and moose
janicemD7056AZ
janicemD7056AZ
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Missed opportunity
It was my error to mis-read the reminder. I thought that it read "Oct 21" but "Oct 2" was written. So, I missed the
Bettina P
Bettina P
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Knowledgable guides and nice break from hiking
The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable about the area and its animals. Overall, however, I had hoped to se
frabi2000
frabi2000
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A disappointment!!
Speeding through the Nationalpark… This was not a wildlife tour! This was a fast paced tour in a small bus through
M449UCanam
M449UCanam
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Fun!
Bear momma and cubs was the best! Lots of interesting info about bears and elk. Well informed travel guide.
47SLS
47SLS
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Be prepared to be informed about wildlife but see very little.
If you want an evening on a bus learning some great information about wildlife in Jasper with the chance that you w
DeeArizona
DeeArizona
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Highly recommend
Our party of six did the raft trip on the Fraser River on Aug 29, 2022 and it was really great! The scenic hour lo
257Anit
257Anit
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Wild Life Tour
Excellent Guide Helpful and very pleasant to know. Keen to show travellers more than expected. Glad to have made
Shrov
Shrov
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Excellent day out
Excellent and informative guide who knew all about the area and the animals. We learned lots and even though the an
pafpiper
pafpiper
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Saw Moose, Elk and Black Bear mum with 2 cubs 💃💃💃
We had a fabulous tour yesterday evenin with Ross. We saw Moose, Elk and Black Bears. They really do try hard to fi
vpchic
vpchic
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Enjoyable Tour, Great Way to Learn the Area
Tour guide, Jamie, was excellent! Very knowledgeable and I appreciated his emphasis on safety - so many folks want
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G9859JLcindyg
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Awesome!!
Excellent customer service from beginning to end. Answered all questions and did a great job of explaining every s
dutchbunny
dutchbunny
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What an experience!
What a fantastic experience. Jake was a really warm, friendly and very funny guy. Asking about our favourite music,
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D7197LNscottf
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Great family day
My children 10 and 12 and I had a perfect trip on a warm Sept day. Our Guide Kaitlyn was excellent. The kids were b
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JenE1031
New York, New York, United States71 contributions
Jul 2022
This tour was a great way to experience Maligne Lake, Spirit Island and see several animals along the way. We were lucky enough to spot bears, elk, big horned sheep, bald eagles, mule deer and marmots. Our driver (I think his name was Tom) was knowledgable about where the best chances to spot wildlife would be and gave us time to photograph them (safely from inside the vehicle). Due to our numerous wildlife stops, we had less time to explore Maligne Lake (a fair trade off).

While the stop at Maligne Canyon was nice, it could have been 1/2 the time and we could have explored on our own. I wish we time at Medicine Lake as well, as we were only allowed a 2 minute photo op.

Our excellent boat captains were Delilah and Shauna. They were incredibly knowledgable about the geology as well as the indigenous history. They were able to answer any questions the group had. I do wish we had more than 15 minutes to spend looking at Spirit Island, but I understand they have to keep to a schedule.

Overall, I'd recommend this tour for someone who is interested in spotting wildlife (not sure we could have done it on our own!) and for those looking to see Spirit Island, as a cruise is the only way to see it.
Written 28 July 2022
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cssmetana
16 contributions
We had a wonderful tour with our guide/ driver. He was well informed about the area and the sights both from the vehicle and on the tour of the gorge and waterfall. He made sure his tour was boarded first on the boat ride and gave clear instructions as to meeting points. He also did his very best to give us the best views and photo time when we encountered elk, a cow moose and a family of bighorn sheep. He answered all our groups questions and was especially kind to a young boy.on the tour.
Written 30 September 2022
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Amy F
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
I’m so glad I booked this tour! Ross was an extremely knowledgeable guide-in fact, they probably couldn’t have picked a better person! He knows everything about Jasper. We stopped at Maligne Canyon, learned about some history, ecology, and geology, had time to enjoy and photograph the area, and then made the drive up to the lake. We learned tons about all the large animals in the area, and saw two bears and a couple deer, which was exciting. I loved that someone else does the driving and I can just enjoy the scenery. The boat ride was amazing and I think it’s the most beautiful and majestic place I’ve ever been to. On the drive back down, Ross told us a few good stories about certain spots we were driving past, and we made a quick stop at Medicine Lake and a scenic viewpoint. As well he had great recommendations for hiking trails or where to view the most wildlife.

Highly recommend! It’s so nice to just sit back and let someone take care of the itinerary and driving for a few hours. Thanks for the great day.
Written 12 July 2020
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Raftjasper1
Hello Amy Thank you for taking the time to post such detailed and positive review of your recent excursion with Maligne Adventures! Great to hear that you had such positive experience all around and some wildlife as a bonus! We will be certain to pass your comments on to Ross, he will appreciate the wonderful comments. Regard Trevor
Written 17 July 2020
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Kyle
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
If you have your own vehicle save your money and skip out on this. The guide added no benefit to the trip, they were very condescending, unpleasant, and unfriendly. If you want to do the lake cruise to spirit island book it separately from this experience if able.
Written 17 September 2022
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Allison A
Stuart, FL143 contributions
My expectations were much higher based on the reviews. My first disappointment was we were running behind schedule. We didn’t leave the downtown area of Jasper till about 9:45 (15 min later than the tour was to start). Next disappointment was we didn’t see much wildlife compared to so many others that we read reviews from. We saw one Elk, an Eagle in the nest in the rain, and one small black bear. The tour guide was constantly trying to get us to the boat which we quickly realized not much time to see wildlife. I’d recommend if you want to do the boat tour do that separately - just go on your own. You don’t need a guide to drive you there. Just do a wildlife tour - maybe you’ll see more. When we did see a black bear most of us on the bus didn’t get to see it. One gentleman in the bus jumped into the front seat and planted himself there taking photos and videos and none of us could get a camera angle past him. The biggest part that made this disappointing was our guide. On several occasions the stories he shared were, in my opinion, poor taste. He talked about a friend who shot a moose and the moose’s body nearly landed on him after he shot it numerous times with a bow and arrow. He talked about “nature”…survival of the fittest too much. I get that all of that is part of life but when I’m going on a scenic wildlife tour I don’t need to hear hunter chatter or how a bear is going to take out the baby moose, etc. Normally people that are going to want to go see wildlife aren’t the “hunter” type but the people that want to admire it and photograph it. Perhaps with a different guide we would have had a much different experience.
Written 14 June 2022
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Raftjasper1
We are very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your tour. Our company takes great pride in providing exceptional guest experience and it is disappointing to hear that in this instance we did not meet your expectations. Our guides make every effort to ensure they are departing Jasper in a timely manner, however it is always possible for timings to vary slightly depending on pick-ups. With regards to wildlife, the Maligne Valley is a rich habitat and sightings are frequent however with wild animals, unfortunately we can never make any guarantees. On this tour, our guides are instructed to make as many stops as possible for wildlife viewing. Although, since this tour does include a scheduled boat cruise, the guide does need to keep that in mind to ensure guests do not miss their pre-booked cruise time. Sometimes there is more time to make stops on the return. We are glad you spotted the Elk, Eagle and Bear but are sorry you felt there wasn’t time for sufficient viewing. This time management is the responsibility of the guide and it is never the intention that guests feel rushed so we apologize that this was your experience. Your comments regarding guide commentary are concerning to us and not in line with our company’s policy and standards. We appreciate your reporting of this and have brought the guide in question under review. Maligne Rafting Adventures reviews each case individually to understand exactly what happened, how it may have been avoided, and how to ensure such scenarios may be averted in the future. We hope you will give us another chance to prove our high standards to you again someday.
Written 15 June 2022
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palmettonative75
Cedar Key, FL50 contributions
Aug 2022
This was one of the most memorable days we've spent as a family ever! Marcus was our guide, a local, who has been in the area since boyhood. He knows the geology, biology and ecology better than any guide I've encountered. We were able to spot bears, bald eagles, big horn sheep and even a moose when on the tour. The Maligne Lake portion was impeccable. We brought our own lunch, but the cafe there is well appointed and runs efficiently even at full summer volume. The lake tour to Spirit Island is too much for words to express the absolute beauty of this area. Just go, and you'll see what I mean! Kait was our guide, and she was awesome!
Written 12 August 2022
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Maligne A
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your recent Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Adventures. Sound like Marcus was able to provide you with an unforgettable experience, he really know his subjects! Hope to see you again on future outings. Regards
Written 23 August 2022
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Betty S
49 contributions
Aug 2021
Favorite part of the trip is we that we got to sit back and relax. Although it was raining lightly and the temperature was around 8 degrees, we enjoyed the tour, our guide was experienced, friendly and a good driver. I Highly recommend the tour for those who want to see that part of Jasper, sit back and relax.
Written 2 September 2021
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Raftjasper1
Good Morning Betty Thanks for taking the time to review your Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Adventures. As you commented, it is a great opportunity to 'sit back and relax' and leave the driving to us. We will be certain to pass your comments on to our guide. Regards Trevor
Written 5 September 2021
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Amy T
Salt Lake City, UT51 contributions
Our family had a really fun day with driver Jamie and boat captain Emily and cruise director Jack. The Maligne Falls are breathtaking right now due to the amount of water flowing. Jamie entertained us with stories, history, and facts, while answering all questions. We had a nice lunch at Maligne Lake and headed to Spirit Island by boat. The scenery all around was amazing. And Spirit Island is truly magical. Thumbs up for this day!!!
Written 16 July 2022
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iseeabeachinmyfuture
Calgary, Canada61 contributions
Jul 2020
What a really fun way to spend a day in Jasper, my wife and I had a fantastic time. If you are in Jasper and want to check out the area with out searching for parking or hiking for hours this is a great way to do it. Our tour guide was Kelly and she was amazing, due to COVID19 we were a very small group of 7, and knowledgeable about everything you saw. Kelly has a great way about her, easy going and excited about everything around us, she truly loves what she is doing and it shows.

You start off getting picked up at your hotel, on time, then make your way to Maligne Lake for the boat tour, along the way Kelly told us about the local history of Jasper, economy, etc. then goes into the wild life and ecological areas you are going through. I don't want to spoil anything however, I do consider myself some what of a nature nut and Kelly knew stuff I had not clue about.

I can't recommend this tour highly enough, I would do it again just for fun and I'd like to thank Kelly for a wonderful day. My only regret is due to COVID19 we had no cash on us and couldn't tip Kelly, we tried to get her contact info so we could transfer her a tip and she wouldn't have it, Kelly said her tip was bringing us on this journey and that we were the reason she was able to have this excellent job.
Written 21 July 2020
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Raftjasper1
Thank you so much for your excellent review of our Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Adventures. Kelli really is an exceptional guide and we feel fortunate to have her with us. I will certainly pass your comment on to her, she will love the positive feedback. Regards Trevor
Written 21 July 2020
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Heather B
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic time on this tour with Kelli. She was so knowledgeable and she clearly has a passion for ecology and Jasper National Park. She took every opportunity to search out wildlife for us and, in between searching for wildlife, we got to learn so much about the history of the park and environmental concerns it’s facing. Maligne lake was beautiful and we had a good amount of time to see spirit island and the surrounding glaciers. Our final stop, at maligne canyon was also a worthwhile site to see. I was very pleased with everything we got to see on the tour... the “icing on the cake” was all the knowledge we gained from our experienced and passionate tour guide.
Written 30 August 2020
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Raftjasper1
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your recent Wildlife and Waterfalls tour with Maligne Adventures. Kelli does a fantastic job of relating her passion and knowledge for this beautiful part of Jasper National Park. We will be certain to pass your comment on to her! Regards Trevor
Written 3 September 2020
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