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Medicine Lake

Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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“low water” (2 reviews)
Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was almost end may and there was heavy snowfall over jasper the day before. When we passed by medicine lake (en route to maligne Lake), we were awed by the scenic view of the lake and the fallen snow all around the area! There...More

Thank ChengHyork
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Lake known for its medicinal value from where it gets it's name. There was a fire sometime back and the signs were still visible. The lake disappears in autumn and winter and can be seen only during the spring and summer seasons! No public...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured Medicine Lake - home to the most adorable black bears that were enjoying their time around the lake. The scenery here is absolutely amazing and well worth the trip. Highly recommend

Thank Jodi B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately there had been a fire within the last 2-3 years and a lot of the forest was still black and dead, add to that the day we drove around was overcast and dreary, but you could still see the natural beauty. We did see...More

Thank dad414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake itself is not the most scenic in the parks but we've been their twice and spotted bears both times. Maybe we were just lucky but boy was it cool.

1  Thank Letsroadtrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake still remains a mystery to us as it's part of an underground river, but all the signs around the lake let us figure out it's magic a little more. It's a great drive and has some great look outs on all sides of...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A very neat place to see. The water was quite low but I suppose that's because its been so cold still. The way it's nestled between ranges adds to the beauty.

Thank AshleyW3
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stopped here after visiting Maligne canyon and all though the lake was mostly frozen it was still a spectacular view. We walked about 15 minutes on the trail that goes along the lake and it was quite nice to see all the birds swimming...More

Thank Montreal_native
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is where the Maligne River overflows with all that glacial melt, and the bath tub drains by late fall into other lakes and rivers via one of the most extensive underground systems of the world (this was discovered by using dye packs). They say...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were on a tour of the park, a perfect sunny day in May a few clouds and this little gem of a lake. The water was like a mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains with the clouds overhead. Lucky for us it was spring because...More

Thank aileenTorontoCanada
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Does the lake dry up in summer? Planning to be in area late Aug.
21 June 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Not normally. As of now water level is normal so you should be OK.