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Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Hike

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    What to Expect
    Travelling on a comfortable, air conditioned minibus, this 5.5 hour journey takes you through forty five kilometres of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the Canadian Rockies. The Maligne Valley is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, and has geological features unique anywhere in the world. Along the way, your highly-knowledgeable, naturalist guide will be searching for the abundant wildlife while explaining the history and natural wonders to be explored.

    A 30 minute stop at Maligne Canyon allows us time to explore the two bridges, offering fantastic views of the cascading waterfall and continuing erosion of the ancient limestone.

    As we continue into the Valley we will rise into the sub-alpine forests and view the expanding ranges of limestone rising out or Medicine Lake. This mysterious disappearing lake will change seasonally as the flow rates of melt waters fill and empty this basin. A stop is made to photograph this natural wonder and your guide will trace its history with you.

    From Medicine Lake we continue up through forest that is prime habitat for moose, bears, and the elusive Mountain Caribou. Sightings are common but not guaranteed as we are trying to view these animals in their natural habitat.

    At world famous Maligne Lake you will be led on a 3-4 km interpretive nature walk. You will take in beautiful lakeshore vistas before following the easy-grade trail loop back into the forested surrounds. Along the way, your guide will share interesting ecological facts and you may even spot some resident wildlife.

    After the hike, you will have a little free time to relax at the Maligne Lake Day Lodge before departing back to Jasper. Perhaps, enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe, browse the gift shop or just sit and unwind, taking in lake vistas from one of the Home Bay viewing decks.

    The Maligne Lake Day Lodge offers a wide array of homemade soups, stews, chilli, sandwiches, salads, pastries, cakes and beverages.

    At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you back at your hotel or if you prefer, at our downtown Jasper office.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta

    Traveler 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 Office – located at 632 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, T0E1E0. All day parking is available in the parking lot directly across the street.
    *Those meeting at the Downtown Jasper Office should check-in

    15 minutes prior to their tour's departure time.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional and highly knowledgeable guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected locations
    • Transport by comfortable minibus
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks (available for purchase at Maligne Lake)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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 or prefer to meet at our office, please specify Town Office. Your meeting time will be 15 minutes prior to your trip’s departure time. Our office is located at 632 Connaught Drive, Jasper. All-day parking is located in the parking lot directly across the street.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A moderate 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
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 24 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We scheduled a Wildlife Adventures for the afternoon, here it’s a summary of that “great tour”: -the tour took 4 hours instead of the 3/3.5h scheduled: not respectful! There were kids starving and people need restrooms -The Driver: he was constantly turning on left or...More

    1  Thank Dom_Gud
    Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

    Despite the rain, our tour guide John gave us a great tour and shared some interesting history of the area. It is mostly from a bus and then there are two opportunities for about a 30 min hike or do the boat ride. We saw...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kathleen E
    TrevorL77, Owner at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

    Hello Kathleen Great to hear that you enjoyed your recent tour with Maligne Adventures. John does a great job of entertaining and informing everyone. Bonus to have all the wildlife sightings along the way. We will be certain to pass your comments on to John,...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    Did the tour mid-May & there were only 4 of us with a driver & a guide & it was a very pleasant few hours as we drove around the area, stopping at certain spots & then going for a walk. The driver was great...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Peter E
    TrevorL77, General Manager at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Hello Peter We are sorry to hear that your Wildlife Search wasn't quite what you expected in mid-May. Our guides are usually very successful in locating flora and fauna for our guests to observe and photograph, however due to the 'wild' nature of the tour,...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2019

    Maligne Tours is a very nice company. And we loved the spirit of our guide. However: the only thing they do is drive up to Maligne Lake on the Maligne Road. It is something you can do yourself too. (The only good thing was the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank marloesn390
    TrevorL77, Manager at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

    Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your recent outing with Maligne Adventures, it is great that our guide was able to locate animals for you to observe. It is difficult to drive yourself and keep an eye out for wildlife at the...More

    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    Beautiful lake and scenery. Very informative and good value. Did basic tour as others sold out but found it plenty of time and lovely 15 min. walk on Spirit Island.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Joan S
    TrevorL77, Manager at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

    Hello Joan Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. It truly is a magical place. Regards

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