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Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-3370
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Worth the price!

This cruise is pricey, as is most of Jasper, but it's worth it. Considered the most beautiful lake... read more

Reviewed yesterday
albertagemini
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Alberta, Canada
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Fantastic trip

Michelle and Amber our crew were fantastic, knowledgable, passionate and fun. This cruise was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael F
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Maligne Lake is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lakes' fabulous ring of 3,360 meter mountains. It is the melt waters of those glaciers that give the lake its' lovely, tranquil-blue colour and that backdrop of lofty peaks which holds back the busy world and provides a calming wilderness experience. World-famous Spirit Island, on Maligne Lake is the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Accessible only by boat this diminutive icon of the Canadian Rockies is the destination point of the scenic Maligne Lake cruise. The worldwide fame of Maligne Lake is historically and intrinsically bound to the art of Photography. Diminutive Spirit Island, resting in the hall of the Gods at the south end of Maligne Lake is, arguably the most photographed locale in the Canadian Rockies.
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Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cruise is pricey, as is most of Jasper, but it's worth it. Considered the most beautiful lake cruise in Canada, it's a must. This was my 3rd trip time but I wanted my 9 year old to experience it and he loved it! He...More

Thank albertagemini
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Michelle and Amber our crew were fantastic, knowledgable, passionate and fun. This cruise was fantastic and so beautiful - we managed to pick a day where the smoke from the wildfires was pretty low which was such a relief. Such a beautiful part of the...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Maligne Lake Premium Boat Cruise with stay at Spirit Island is well worth the price of a ticket. Tranquil Setting encircled by Glacier Peaks and deep acqua blue waters. Spirit Island is very picturesque and every photo looked like a postcard. The premium cruise allows...More

Thank VacationerGP
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Aug 11 2017. The weather was good and Spirit Island is definitely the highlight of our trip! You only have 10-15mins to walk on the island. You don't get to Spirit Island, but just walk at the trail to take photos of the little...More

Thank Yinxin Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome boat cruise could be a little cheaper . Was allowed out on deck which was great for sight seeing

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like most boat trips in Canada i expected it to be the same and this was us ticking off the last of the 5 brewster offerings in Alberta. But this was different than the Banff one. Much more and we were able to ride the...More

Thank Allan V
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Allan V, Thanks for your review! I'm delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by the cruise. The Premium Cruise is new this year and we're excited that it offers our guests a longer stay at Spirit Island so thank you for your...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite being told when we booked our Ultimate Explorer ticket at Banff Gondola that this cruise was sold out until October we managed to make a same day booking online. I think Brewster staff say this to bolster the Banff Lake Cruise, and then get...More

Thank snowflake71
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear snowflake71, I'm certainly glad to hear you had a nice time on the cruise to Spirit Island and that you thought your crew did a good job. Amber and Kat will be happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise. However, I'm at a loss...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic experience at Maligne Lake. The boat cruise was great, Kat and Andie were very professional and knowledgable. I would definitley go again!

Thank bigworldsmallpeople
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear bigworldsmallpeople, I will pass your wonderful comments onto Kat and Andie. I'm so happy you had a wonderful time with them. We would definitely love to have you back. Thanks for your review! Michelle Booth Maligne Lake Cruise

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We a had a terrific Lake trip on a comfortable enclosed small boats with the delightful Megan and Maria. We travelled the beautiful, picturesque Lake to Spirit Island. On the way we saw a bear swimming from one island across the lake to another island....More

Thank Brian B
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Brian B, On behalf of Maegan and Maria thanks for your review! It's pretty amazing that you saw a bear and that it was swimming. I'm sure everyone reading your review will be quite envious. It does happen from time to time but I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the afternoon boat trip to Spirit Island at the beginning of July after hiking the Bald Hills trail. As we booked only couple of days before the trip, we ended up with Premium trip including longer time at island and a great guide...More

Thank Ave T
Michelle_Booth1, Guest Relations Manager at Maligne Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ave T, Spirit Island is an incredible place to travel to but you're right, it can take long to paddle there (about 4 hours each direction). Taking the cruise is a much quicker way and offers interpretive information along the way. And as you've...More

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woodbill
19 August 2017|
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Response from amiebrad | Reviewed this property |
I believe you stay on the island longer with a guided tour.
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Sarah W
18 June 2017|
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Response from Agnieszka D | Reviewed this property |
No but they are available if you want to wear one.
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Kay O
27 May 2017|
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Response from Travelexperience12 | Reviewed this property |
There were no dogs on the our cruise, but there were dogs at the lakeside. I suggest that you contact one of the websites that cover this attraction. I hope this helps. Travelexperience12
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